Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Recipe Swap: Cookies

From all over the blogosphere, we have many wonderful tried and true cookie recipes! Thank you to everyone who participated! If you posted a recipe, and I didn't include you, please let me know, and I'll add your recipe to this post!

Tami posted her family's favorite cookies.

Rebecca's gingerbread cookies sound so delicious--I might just have to make some, even though it's not Christmas time!

Trixie mixes up a batch of Mystery Cookies.

Nikki posts her simple, yet delectable Peanut Butter Cookies. I have made these before, and they are very good! Do not overbake, or else they are very dry.

Emma shares an Australian recipe for Anzac Biscuits. I would love to try these! (Just what is "golden syrup" though? I looked at my grocery store, and couldn't find it!)

Annecourager shares a recipe for Turtle Cookies. She made these years ago with my sister-in-law!

Heather shares her secret recipe with us here! (Shared for the first time ever!)

Sandi, Kevin's cousin, posted a recipe from their grandma, No Bake Cookies--perfect for those hot summer days when you don't want to heat up the house with the oven!

Deb's Oatmeal Sanwich Cookies sound so yummy! I'd like to be at their church potlucks!

Bernice posted a very unusual cookie recipe--one with potato chips in it! I have actually made cookies with potato chips, and they turn out delicious! Try it, it's fun!

Mrs. C shares a simple and quick Cream Cheese Cookie that she makes for visitors to their church.

Lora posted "Colossal Molasses Cookies"--there isn't any refined sugar in this recipe! It sounds like a great recipe!

And how could I forget my recipe? Double Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies get rave reviews!

Susan e-mailed me one of her favorite recipes:
Chocolate Crinkles
3 beaten eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 squares (4 oz.) unsweetened chocolate, melted
1/2 cup cooking oil
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
Sifted powdered sugar

In a mixing bowl combine beaten eggs, sugar, melted chocolate, cooking oil, baking powder, and vanilla. Gradually add flour to chocolate mixture, stirring till thoroughly combined. Cover and chill for 1 to 2 hours or till easy to handle.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in powdered sugar to coat generously. Place 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bkae in a 375-degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes or till edges are set and tops are crackled. Cool cookies on a wire rack. If desired, sprinkle with additional powdered sugar. Makes about 48.

These sound delicious!

And Kristi (Happymama) also e-mailed her recipe to me:

Chocolate Mallow Cookies

2 cups of basic cookie dough (recipe for that is at the bottom of this page. You can can use it for several different recipes.)

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup baking cocoa
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
20 large marshmallows, halved
1 can (16 oz) chocolate frosting

In a mixing bowl, combine the cookie dough, sugar, cocoa, egg and milk; mix well. Stir in the pecans. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375 for 8 minutes. Press a marshmallow half onto the top of each cookie. Bake 2 minutes longer or until marshmallow is puffed. Remove to wire racks to cool. Cut a hole in the corner of a pastry bag; insert a medium star tip. Fill the bag with frosting and pipe a star onto each cookie. Yield: 40 cookies.

Basic Cookie Dough
2 1/2 cups butter (no substitutes), softened
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
8 cups all purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

In large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add the eggs, milk and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture, beating just until combined. Divide dough into four 2 cup portions. Cover and refrigerate. Yield: 8 cups to use with different cookie recipes. If anyone is interested in the other cookie recipes, just let her know!

Having a mix on hand sounds like a great idea!

Thank you to everyone who participated! It was so much fun!


Amy said...

hey here, I came through Sallie's blog, golden syrup for us down under is like a type of light treacle, I guess it's similar to what you call molasses there...

Bernice said...

thanks Tammy this was nice....I like the idea....I will have to think of one myself....just maybe not so high in calories LOL!

Tori Leslie said...

Wow, the ideas and the calories! *Ü*

I'm going to try some of those and especially the Basic Cookie Dough, I think that's a great one to have on hand, wonder how long it lasts?
What about freezing?

Emma said...

Hi Tammy, I see Amy answered your quetion about golden syrup. It's sugar cane syrup, and I believe a little hard to find in the US, though it is available in some grocery stores. I have heard that you can get Lyle's Golden Syrup through Amazon.


Annecourager said...

You can get golden syrup in Canada, or in your better (specialty) grocery stores (Sorry, Meijer prob. won't have it). In the states, there's a brand called Lyle's.

You can substitute corn syrup if you don't have trouble with sulfites. I personally wouldn't use molasses as a substitute because the taste would be too strong.

D'oh, I should read your comments before posting my own! This has already been answered twice! Ah well, press on!

Roberta said...

Oh yummm! Sorry I missed the post about the swap...I'll participate in the comments here. :)

~Ice Cream Sandwiches~
For a yummy summer treat I like to take my favorite cookies, sandwich ice cream between two of them and smooth out the edges, and roll the sides in sprinkles, wrap and save in the freezer. :)

Randi said...

All the recipes sound so yummy! Thanks for the links!

Tammy said...

Thanks for the info on golden syrup! I did look at Meijer, and they don't have it. Hmmm...

Roberta, your cookies sound so good!