Friday, December 10, 2010

15 Days: Baking Cookies

Christmas means cookies.  Well, it also means presents.  And Jesus.  But mostly presents and cookies.  I love cookies.  Brian calls me a cookie monster because I can eat cookies all day.  Sometimes our roommate Mesun will bring home a box of cookies from her job at Bear Country Cookies, and I always end up eating the majority.  Brian will nibble at  half a cookie while I've downed at least three with a glass of milk!

Our Christmas party is tomorrow, and my contribution is the cookie baking.  Since I have work all day tomorrow, I had to make all of the cookies tonight.  So as soon as I got home at around 8:00 PM, I got to work making ten dozen cookies!

Mint Sandwich Cookies

  • 1 can of vanilla frosting (16 ounces)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extract
  • 3-5 drops of green food coloring
  • 1 box of Ritz crackers
  • 1 pound of chocolate candy coating
  • 1 box of candy canes (12)
  1. In a bowl, combine the frosting, extract, and food coloring.
  2. Spread the frosting onto a cracker, then place another cracker on top.  You're making a little sandwich.  I just keep going until I run out of frosting, which will use almost all of the crackers in the box.
  3. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate.  The package will have instructions on how best to melt it.
  4. Crush up the candy canes.
  5. Dip the cracker sandwiches into the chocolate (I use tongs) and sprinkle them with the crushed candy canes and let them set on some wax paper.d
Yield: 4 dozen

Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup of butter (2 sticks)
  • 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 bag of chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, mix the flour, baking soda and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the butter and both sugars.
  4. Add the eggs.
  5. Add the flour mixture.
  6. Add the chocolate chips.  Just dump the whole bag in.  The more the merrier.
  7. Bake on a greased baking sheet for 10-12 minutes.
Yield: 4 dozen 

I also made the peanut butter cookies I love so much.  Brian will be doing the gingerbread cookies tomorrow along with all of his appetizers.  Luckily he has the day off to prepare for A Fancy Schmancy Christmas!


Anonymous said...

i like when u post recipes! those mint ones look easy n yummy

Eric said...

I've been to Bear Country Cookies before. That's at Gateway right? I think when I went it was called something else though...

Anonymous said...

it was called Ben's Cookies


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