Tag Archive 'cookies'

Dec 05 2017

National Cookie Day!

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That is my kind of day. What is your favorite cookie? Mine is the snicker doodle. I bake them until they are just golden brown so they melt in your mouth. They are also good to dunk in a cup of coffee.

I need to check my supplies for making Christmas cookies. My daughter in-law and I usually make them right before the 25th.

Christmas Cutout Cookies
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Tinted frostings, colored sugars, edible glitter and nonpareils

Directions

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Chill for 1 hour or until firm.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-in thickness. Cut out with Christmas cookie cutters of your choice. Using a floured spatula, transfer cookies to greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely on wire racks.
Decorate cookies with frosting and colored sugars. Yield: 6-7 dozen (2-1/2-inch cookies).

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Jan 09 2016

Chocolate Crinkles

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My daughter and I were discussing how much we love those chocolate cookies that have powdered sugar sprinkled on them. They remind me of a molten lava cake! My mouth is watering just thinking about them. I wish I had the ingredients to make them because I sure could use one right now.
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Here is the recipe from the Betty Crocker website.

Ingredients

1/2 cup vegetable oil

4 oz unsweetened baking chocolate, melted, cooled

2 cups granulated sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla

4 eggs

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup powdered sugar

Directions

In large bowl, mix oil, chocolate, granulated sugar and vanilla. Stir in eggs, one at a time. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Cover; refrigerate at least 3 hours.
Heat oven to 350°F. Grease cookie sheet with shortening or cooking spray.
Drop dough by teaspoonfuls into powdered sugar; roll around to coat and shape into balls. Place about 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until almost no imprint remains when touched lightly in center. Immediately remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks.

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Sep 16 2010

Oatmeal Cookies

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Last Saturday, I was hungry for apple anything. I would have liked a piece of apple pie or a big bowl of apple crisp but I didn’t have the ingredients. I only had the ingredients for half a batch of oatmeal cookies and so, that is what I made. Yummy! Oatmeal cookies are good for you aren’t they? All the health books say to eat steel cut oats to lower your cholesterol. Why do they call them steel cut? It reminds me of steel buildings. I imagine the steel cutting the cholesterol to shreds. No wonder my stomach complains after I eat oatmeal!

I used the recipe that was on the box of oats to make my cookies. The secret to fluffy, yummy oatmeal cookies is to use real butter. Real butter makes everything better.
Photobucketphoto from the Quaker Oats site
From the Quaker Oats cooking and recipe section:

Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
# 1/2 cup (1 stick) plus 6 tablespoons butter, softened
# 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
# 1/2 cup granulated sugar
# 2 eggs
# 1 teaspoon vanilla
# 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
# 1 teaspoon baking soda
# 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
# 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
# 3 cups Quaker® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
# 1 cup raisins
Preparation

Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat butter and sugars on medium speed of electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well. Add oats and raisins; mix well.

Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.

* Prep Time: 20 min
* Cook Time Time: 08 min

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