Sunday, December 19, 2010

Cookie Report

Earlier this week, I posted the list of cookies that I made for the cookie day that I plan for my students.  I promised pictures and recipes later this week.  And I'm just now getting round to that. 

I made some photos while the baking and decorating was happening:

But I completely forgot to make pictures while the students were eating.  So you'll have to trust me that the cookies were well-received.  And here are recipes for some of the faves.....

The recipe for Christmas Cherries came from Pioneer Woman.  I also used her recipe for chocolate almond toffee cookies and sugar cookies

Peppermint chocolate chip cookies are a recipe of my own devising.  And they are most yummy.

1 cup butter
¾ cup brown sugar
¾ cup white sugar, plus more for rolling shaped cookies
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 ¾ cups flour
¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
1 cup chocolate chips (frozen, if possible)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

At medium speed on the mixer, ream the butter and sugars together until they are well-incorporated.  Add the egg and the extracts and mix for 1 minute more.

Stir together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and baking powder and then add slowly to the butter mixture, beating at slow speed.  Once everything is well-mixed together, fold in chocolate chips.

Using a tablespoon of dough, roll cookies into a ball and then roll in sugar.  Bake for 10-12 minutes.  Let cool for a minute or two on the pan and then remove to a wire rack.  The cookies will rise nicely and taste all sorts of yummy.

Makes approximately 3 dozen cookies.

Santa is reading and he will be expecting these cookies to be at your house on Christmas Eve…….it's time to start baking.

1 comment:

What Now? said...

Oh my gosh, those sound delicious! I'm not normally a holiday baker (far too lazy), but this may be worth making a little effort!