Monday, December 19, 2011

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Bunny's Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
3/4 cup shortening
1 1/4 cup brown sugar
1 T milk
1 T vanilla
1 egg
2 cups flour
1 t salt
3/4 t baking soda
1 cup mint chips
1 cup chocolate chips

Combine shortening and brown sugar in a large bowl (I used a wooden spoon for the entire process). Add milk, vanilla and egg. Stir well. Add flour, salt and soda. Combine. Stir in both chips. 
Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes on greased cookie sheets. I used a #40 cookie scoop (holds a generous tablespoon of dough), but split each scoop into two cookies. The recipe made about 4 1/2 dozen cookies that way. 

Friday, December 16, 2011

Chocolate Mint Cookies

Chocolate Mint Cookies
by Heather

3/4 C. Butter
1 1/2 C. Brown sugar
2 T. Water
12 oz. Bag chocolate chips
2 Eggs
2 3/4 c. Flour
1/2 t. Salt
1 1/4 t. Soda
1 lb. Andes Mints

Melt together butter, brown sugar and water. Add chocolate chips and stir until melted. Let stand 10 minutes to cool. Add remaining ingredients (except mints).
Chill dough at least 1 hour. It gets very sticky, so I put it back in the fridge after I roll each batch.
Roll into balls and place on lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 9 minutes. Remove from oven and place 1 Andes mint on top of each cookie. Let sit for a couple of minutes. Swirl melted mint on top of cookie with a spoon or knife. (I used a knife)

This recipe makes a lot, about 5 dozen

Monday, December 5, 2011

The ROCK...or at least thats what Im calling it..

I seriously just gained 10 pounds just looking at this picture...I dare ya to make one..I know I can never turn down a dare..YIKES
Here it is in detail..

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Softest, chewiest sugar cookies ever Shared by "Or so she says"

Butter-cream Frosting

1 stick softened (not too melted) butter
4 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
Milk to consistency
Food coloring

Directions: mix well with hand mixer.

The Softest, Chewiest, Best Sugar Cookies

5 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp. Baking soda
1 tsp. Baking powder
4 sticks softened butter
3 cups white sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
6 TBS. buttermilk

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until somewhat smooth. Beat in the egg and vanilla. In another bowl, stir together the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, and baking powder.. Add the dry ingredients to the creamed ingredients. Mix well. Add the buttermilk to make the dough soft, not wet. Roll into med/small balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake until done.  How do you like that?  After about 12 minutes, check them...and wait until the edges barely start to show a golden color...could take up to 15 minutes, or more. (To be honest, I can't remember how long to cook them...there, I said it.)  Remove from oven and let them rest on the cookie sheet
for several minutes. Then let cool on wire rack or towel. Frost.

P.S. I have also turned these into Snickerdoodles! Instead of frosting, when you roll the dough balls, roll them into a mixture or cinnamon and sugar. Bake as usual.