12.12.2009

Cookie Monster

My favorite thing about the holidays is baking cookies!!! As you can probably tell I have a bit of a sweet tooth, just a gigantic tiny one. I have a "signature" cookie which is Ginger Crinkles- I adore them way to much for being food. I discovered the Ginger Crinkle recipe in an old cookbook of my Mom's when I was in 6th grade and I had to make a recipe for class (why, I have no idea??) and they have been my favorite cookie ever since.

Every year when I bake cookies I always make Ginger Crinkles, No-Fail Chocolate Chips Cookies, Sugar, and Oatmeal Raisin. Well this year I honestly didn't have time to make 4 different kinds of cookies and I don't love my Sugar or Oatmeal Raisin recipes so I changed it up a little bit. I got rid of the Sugar cookies and Oatmeal Raisin and I made Mint Chocolate Delights instead. I actually found the recipe on the back of Nestle mint chips but they turned to be delicious (who doesn't love chocolate?!?) and everyone loved them!

So I figured I would share my recipes with all of you!

Ginger Crinkles

Ingredients:
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup canola oil
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit

Combine sugar, oil and egg beating well at medium speed. Then add molasses beating well.

Combine flour and remaining ingredients in a small bowl, mix and then add to sugar mixture.

Roll into 1 inch balls and drop onto ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 8-10 minutes or until cookies are golden brown. Cool on cookie sheet two minutes then move to wire rack to completely cool



No Fail Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) melted, cooled, butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 eggs, slightly beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups semisweet chocolate morsels

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit

Combine flour, baking soda and salt in medium bowl; set aside

Beat butter, sugar and brown sugar by hand in a large bowl until combined. Add egg and vanilla; beat until well blended.

Add flour mixture; mix until just combined. Stir in chocolate morsels.

Drop cookie dough by the rounded tablespoon onto ungreased cookie sheet about 1-1 1/2 inches apart

Bake 12-14 minutes or until edges are crisp but centers are still soft. Let stand 2 minutes on cookie sheet before removing and cooling completely on wire racks



Mint Chocolate Delights

Ingredients:
2 cups all purpose flour
2/3 cup baking cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 2/3 cups Nestle dark chocolate and mint morsels (one 10oz package)

Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda & salt in small bowl and set aside

Beat butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy.

Add eggs one at a time beating well after each addition

Gradually bit in flour mixture.

Stir in morsels

Drop by well rounded tablespoon on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 11-13 minutes or until cookies are puffed and centers set. Cool on baking sheet 2 minutes then move to wire rack to completely cool



Do you have any holiday cookie recipes?

3 comments :

  1. I love cookies during this time of the year! I love thumb print cookies. Have you ever had those?

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  2. Nat, totally copied down your recipes - thanks! Sigh and if only I had a real oven over here.

    Love pumpkin cookies with butterscotch chips during the cold months (made them for the NYC wedding and included recipe cards!)

    Otherwise, it's a great time for candy cane cookies of course!

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  3. I am so making those mint chocolate delights - I have those chips at home! I also found a recipe online for christmas bark using those chips.

    I make peppermint bark every year since the first time I made it - http://perksofbeingajap.blogspot.com/2007/12/peppermint-bark-photo-essay-style.html It's super easy, and sooo tasty!

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