Monday, April 14, 2014

Snickers Chocolate Chip Cookies

Snickers Chocolate Chip Cookies
     Right now I'm on a baking streak. A cookie baking streak. I have a few new cookie recipes that I want to try out and as soon as one batch of cookies is eaten up I'm ready to make another. This is cookie recipe #3.

     Today I decided to make these Snicker Chocolate Chip Cookies. I love Snickers candy bars and of course I love chocolate chip cookies, so it just seemed natural for these two to join forces. The combination is amazing! I can tell that these will not last long. In fact I'm sure they will be gone by tomorrow.

     The recipe makes about 5 dozen cookies. At least that's how many I got. I used my small cookie scoop to make the cookies. They are not huge in size, but they are still a nice size. They are also very chewy and full of chocolate flavor.  I found the recipe on Cooking Classy. I did alter the recipe slightly, but not by much.

     This cookie recipe doesn't take much time to mix up and bake. I was done before I knew it. Give it a try I think you'll really like them too. I know it was a big hit at my house.

Snickers Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 3/4 C all-purpose flour
1 T cornstarch
1 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
1 C butter, softened
1 1/4 C brown sugar
1/4 C sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 t vanilla extract
8 oz Snickers Bites
1 C milk Chocolate chips

 Cut Snicker Bites into quarters and set aside.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl combine flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. Set this aside.
In a bowl mix with an electric mixer butter, brown sugar, and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla and blend. With the mixer on low add the flour mixture slowly until combined. Add the chopped Snickers and chocolate chips and blend until mixed in.
Use a cookie scoop and place dough on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let cool on the pan slightly before removing to cool on a cooling rack. I found that a metal spatula works better to remove the cookies from the pan. Store in an airtight container.

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Ginger Cookies

Ginger Cookies
  I've been trying to work out lately and be really good about eating healthy, but sometimes a girls just gotta have a little sweet treat. I mean really I can't give up everything. Besides I'm not the type of person to go hog wild eating a ton of sweets. I just need a little something every now and then.

     So last night I went to the gym and worked out a bit. I'm trying to get arms that look like Jennifer Aniston's. I mean have you seen her arms? They look amazing! She looks like she could hold her own in a scuffle. Anyways, I did my regular routine, a little cardio and then some weights for the arms.

     Now I was fighting the urge to bake some cookies before I left for the gym. I was almost ready to start baking when my daughter coaxed me into going. I gave in and went, but on the condition that I was going to make cookies when I got home. Of course she laughed at me and then said o.k. I'll help.

     So once we got home we went to work on getting these cookies mixed up and baked. They were quick to make. It was a snap to get the dough mixed together and to get them on the pans and ready to bake. The hard part was waiting for them to cool enough to take off the pan and enjoy.

     These cookies are highly addictive. They are super moist and have a taste similar to gingerbread. In fact these cookies are so good there are now no more cookies left. The recipe made about 2 1/2 dozen and they were gone in less than 24 hours. Now around here that means the cookies must have been good. I think that's a record around here.

Ginger Cookies
2 1/4 c flour
1 t baking soda
2 t ground ginger
1 t cinnamon
3/4 t cloves
1/4 t salt
3/4 C softened butter
1 C sugar
1 egg
1 T water
1/4 C molasses
4 T sugar (reserve for rolling dough in)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Mix together flour, soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl cream the butter and sugar together. Beat in the egg, then stir in the water and molasses. Gradually add the flour mixture and mix well. Roll the dough into small 1 inch balls and roll in the reserved sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes. Let cookies cool on cookie sheets for 5 minutes before removing from pan and cooling on a cooling rack. Store in an airtight container. 

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
  I finally got the bug to bake some cookies. I don't know if it's the thought that spring is not very far away or what. All I know is I haven't been baking or really cooking at all that much lately. My meals have been from freezer to oven to table. My snack of choice has been ice cream.

     Now today I've decide to make some cookies. I couldn't think of anything better to make than cookies that have peanut butter and chocolate chips in it. Chocolate and peanut butter go so well together. It's like a little homemade Reese treat.

     These cookies were a snap to make. Not very many ingredients and nothing unusual either. If I were to make them again I might do a little mix of shortening and butter. I like my cookies to spread out a little more. With just the shortening they don't spread as much. I guess I'm use to baking with butter.


Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
makes 2 dozen

3/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup shortening
1-1/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg
3 Tbsp. milk
1 Tbsp. vanilla
1-3/4 cup flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375ยบ F.

Cream first 6 ingredients until smooth. Combine dry ingredients & add to peanut butter mixture. Blend. Drop by teaspoon onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool slightly, then remove to wire rack to cool completely.