Cookies

Welcome to our cookie page.  This  a page dedicated to all kinds of cookies, no matter what you call them; biscuits, galletas, keks, Plätzchen (for Christmas cookies), amaretti  or biscotti. The name cookie is actually from a Dutch word koekje which means “small or little cake.”  No matter what you call them, cookies are a favorite whether your young or old.

As always this page is a work in progress.  Check back from time to time to see what we’ve added.

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CHOCOLATE CHIP CHEESECAKE COOKIES

 Chocolate Chip Cookies

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 10 tablespoons butter (1 stick plus 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 12 ounces chocolate chips

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  • Combine dry ingredients (flour through soda) in a bowl and set aside.
  • In mixer, blend butter, sugar, egg, cream cheese, and vanilla.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients, mixing with each addition, until all are incorporated.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Grease a cookie sheet.
  • Drop dough by the spoonful onto sheet, at least 1 inch apart.
  • Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown around edges.

Note: Dough can be refrigerated until firm, then rolled into a log and frozen (in air-tight freezer bag) for up to 1 month. When ready to bake, let thaw 30 minutes to 1 hour (until soft enough to slice); slice in 3/4″ wide disks and bake.

Source:  Sister Wisdom

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M&M COOKIES

Candy Cookies

What You’ll Need:

2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

1/2 cup shortening

1/2 cup sugar

3/4  cup brown sugar, packed

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 large eggs

1 cup M&M’s  (If you like lots of M&M’s in your cookies add more)

Directions:

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat; set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter, shortening and sugars on medium-high until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Beat in vanilla until well combined.
  • Beat in eggs, one at a time, until well combined.
  • Gradually add flour mixture to sugar mixture at low-speed, beating just until incorporated.
  • Gently fold in M&M’s.
  • Drop tablespoons of batter onto prepared baking sheet.
  • Place into oven and bake until edges are golden brown but center is still moist, about 9-10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.

Source:  N. Rezich

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