Turkey Sugar Cookies

Turkey Sugar Cookies

Dana was getting inspired by Thanksgiving and wanted to make a nice treat for my son’s class.  So, she decided to make some Turkey Sugar Cookies.  That alone sounds good, but Dana added my son’s favorite candy to the mix.  Yep, Candy corns to form the turkey feathers.  These cookies are quick, easy and super delicious!  Plus, they look amazing! Super cute Thanksgiving Cookies that are perfect for any Thanksgiving Table.

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Valentines Day Pressed Cookies

Valentines Day Pressed Cookies

My family loves to eat cookies.  Some of our favorite cookies are pressed cookies.  They are easy to make, equal in size and consistent in quality.  They are basically the easiest cookies in the world to cook the same repeatedly.  In order to make these we had to pick up a cookie press.  After looking at  various reviews online we decided to pick up an Oxo Cookie Press.  Next since it is Valentines day we decided to make some Valentines cookies.  This was easy as a few of the various cookie cutters included with the Oxo cookie press were hearts, flowers and teddy bears.  Perfect for Valentines Day!  The go to dough for these cookies, is Dana’s Mother’s recipe.  Thanks for letting me reprint this Jane.

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Cutout Sugar Cookies

Cutout Sugar Cookies

My wife Dana is a great baker.  She also has a great eye for design.  So I have to put it out there, these cookies are all her.  My hands are not steady enough and my decorating ideas are not good enough to make these cookies. However, she was happy to share them with all of you.  So a big thank you to Dana! How awesome do these cookies look? By the way, these sugar cookies are perfection.  They are not too sweet, thus allowing you to coat them in super sweet royal icing.  Plus, they hold up great without overly rising.  Therefore, your cutouts look exactly as they should.

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Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies

Dana and I picked up a copy of the Better Homes and Gardens Very Merry Cookies Cookbook.  It has opened our minds to tons of different Christmas Cookies.  The cookie that Liam has been hounding us for, is a Gingerbread Man Cookie.  We decided to try out the recipe and it was delicious!  A must try.

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Royal Icing

Royal Icing

I love Christmas Cookies.  They are delicious and fun to eat.  My favorite cookie is the humble sugar cookie.  However, you can turn that humble cookie into an extraordinary cookie by using royal icing.  This simple icing uses meringue powder as a base to form a strong and delicate icing that can hold together a gingerbread house or add whiskers to a Santa cookie.  I love it!

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S’more Cookies

S’more Cookies

S'more Cookies

I have been under the weather for the past couple of days and Dana wanted to cheer me up.  So she made some of the tastiest cookies around.  S’more cookies.  Yep, that campfire favorite is now a tasty cookie.  The chocolate, graham cracker and marshmallow works great as a tasty cookie.  They were so delicious, that I am feeling much better.  Thanks for the treat Dana!

S’more Cookies

In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter with white and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Then add the eggs one at a time mix thoroughly after each egg.  Next add the vanilla. Mix until combined.

Cream the butter and sugar

In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon to combine. Turn the mixer to low speed and then slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixer.

Slowly add the flour

Fold in the chocolate chips and marshmallows in by hand.

Fold in the marshmallows and chocolate chips

Chill dough in refrigerator for at least 1 hour to overnight.

Chill the dough

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line cookies sheets with a silpat or parchment paper.

Lay out graham crackers side by side on the pans as close as possible. Dana used 18 -24 graham cracker squares on each pan. Basically cover the cookie sheet with graham crackers.

Line up the graham crackers and top with 1 tbs of the dough

Place about 1 tablespoon of dough on each graham cracker and press down slightly with fingertips.

Bake for 5 minutes then remove from oven to press Hershey’s bar pieces on to the top. We placed a single Hershey rectangle on each cookie.  At this time you might want to also add a couple more mini marshmallows too.

Partially bake and then add the Hershey chocolate

Bake for an additional 7-9 minutes or until the edges begin to turn golden brown.

Awesome S'more Cookies

Remove to a wire rack to cool.

S'more Cookies
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Recipe type: Cookie
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 36
 
The perfect campfire treat done as the tastiest cookie around!
Ingredients
  • 11 Tablespoons salted butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 3 regular sized Hershey’s bars, broken into pieces
  • 1-2 packages graham crackers, broken into squares
Instructions
  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter with white and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Then add the eggs one at a time mix thoroughly after each egg. Next add the vanilla. Mix until combined.
  2. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon to combine. Turn the mixer to low speed and then slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixer.
  3. Fold in the chocolate chips and marshmallows in by hand.
  4. Chill dough in refrigerator for at least 1 hour to overnight.
  5. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line cookies sheets with a silpat or parchment paper.
  6. Lay out graham crackers side by side on the pans as close as possible. Dana used 18 -24 graham cracker squares on each pan. Basically cover the cookie sheet with graham crackers.
  7. Place about 1 tablespoon of dough on each graham cracker and press down slightly with fingertips.
  8. Bake for 5 minutes then remove from oven to press Hershey’s bar pieces on to the top. We placed a single Hershey rectangle on each cookie. At this time you might want to also add a couple more mini marshmallows too.
  9. Bake for an additional 7-9 minutes or until the edges begin to turn golden brown.
  10. Remove to a wire rack to cool.
Notes
Adapted from http://www.icecreambeforedinner.com/2011/04/smores-cookies.html via http://www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com/2011/06/smores-cookies.html

I was not feeling so hot, but when Dana brought me some of these cookies, I felt 100 times better.  Thanks again Dana!

This recipe was adapted from http://www.icecreambeforedinner.com/2011/04/smores-cookies.html via http://www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com/2011/06/smores-cookies.html

Apricot Thumbprints

Apricot Thumbprints

Apricot Thumbnail Cookies

The next cookie that Dana made for our Christmas Cookie tins was a nice Apricot Thumbprint cookie.  The Apricot jam accented the sugar cookie nicely.  Just like the other cookies, I could not keep these out of my mouth.

Apricot Thumbprints

In a large bowl combine butter with sugar, eggs, vanilla and almond extract.  Using and electric mixer, beat  on high speed until light and fluffy.

Combine the ingredients

In another bowl combine the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt).

Incorporate the dry ingredients

Turn the mixer to low and gradually stir into the butter mixture.  Once the dry ingredients are incorporated, increase the speed to medium and beat until well blended.

Wrap in plastic and chill

Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours.

 

Set oven to 400°F.

 

Line cookie sheets with parchment paper (do not grease cookie sheets, use parchment paper only).

Form into balls and flatten by using your finger to create a well

Roll the dough into tablespoon sized balls and place on the cookie sheet.

Fill with jam

Make a well in each ball with your thumb or teaspoon, and then fill the well with apricot jam.

Bake

Bake 8 Mins at 400 degrees.

Fully Cooked

Cool on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

 
Ingredients
Sugar Cookie Base
  • 1 cup butter, softened (no substitutes)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 3¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
Thumbprint Filling
  • ½ Cup Apricot Jam
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl combine butter with sugar, eggs, vanilla and almond extract; beat using an electric mixer on high speed until light and fluffy.
  2. In another bowl combine the flour with baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually stir into the butter mixture until well blended.
  3. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours.
  4. Set oven to 400°F.
  5. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper (do not grease cookie sheets use parchment paper only).
  6. Roll the dough into tablespoon sized balls and place ont he cookie sheet.
  7. Make a well in each ball with your thumb or teaspoon, and then fill the well with apricot jam.
  8. Bake 8 Mins at 400 degrees.
  9. Cool on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Notes
Adapted from http://www.food.com/recipe/kittencals-buttery-cut-out-sugar-cookies-w-icing-that-hardens-261889?oc=linkback

These were some of the most popular cookies.  They had a nice sweetness and the jam added a nice texture.  These were delicious cookies.

Soft Molasses Cookies

Soft Molasses Cookies

Soft Molasses Cookies

The third cookie that Dana made for our Christmas cookie tins was soft molasses cookies.  These are soft and chewy with just a hint of spice.  The perfect treat on a cold night.  We ate a ton of these.  Not sure how any were left to give away.

Soft Molasses Cookies

Cream together the shortening and brown sugar with an electric mixer or stand mixer.  You could do this by hand, but I would warn against it.

Cream together the shortening and brown sugar

Add in the egg and molasses and thoroughly mix.

Add the egg and molasses

In a separate bowl, sift together the dry ingredients.  Turn the mixer to low speed and then slowly add the dry ingredients and stir until combined.

Stir till combined

Put the dough into a ball and wrap tightly with plastic wrap. Place the dough in the refrigerator and chill till firm (at least 2 hours).

Once the dough has been chilled for a couple of hours, it is time to make the cookies.

Preheat oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit.

Roll into balls

Remove the dough from the refrigerator and Roll it into tablespoon sized balls.

Roll in sugar

Roll the balls in granulated white sugar.

Space out on a cookie sheet

Place on lightly greased or parchment lined cookie sheet.

Bake

Bake at 350° for 9-10 minutes.

Perfect Molasses Cookies

Leave on sheet one minute until set.  Then remove to a cooling rack to allow them to cool completely.

Soft Molasses Cookies
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Recipe type: Cookies
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 42
 
Soft and chewy molasses cookies.
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup shortening
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup molasses
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Cream together the shortening and brown sugar with an electric mixer or stand mixer. You could do this by hand, but I would warn against it.
  2. Add in the egg and molasses and thoroughly mix.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift together the dry ingredients. Turn the mixer to low speed and then slowly add the dry ingredients and stir until combined.
  4. Put the dough into a ball and wrap tightly with plastic wrap. Place the dough in the refrigerator and chill till firm (at least 2 hours).
  5. Once the dough has been chilled for a couple of hours, it is time to make the cookies.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit.
  7. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and Roll it into tablespoon sized balls.
  8. Roll the balls in granulated white sugar.
  9. Place on lightly greased or parchment lined cookie sheet.
  10. Bake at 350° for 9-10 minutes.
  11. Leave on sheet one minute until set. Then remove to a cooling rack to allow them to cool completely.
Notes
Adapted from http://www.food.com/recipe/soft-molasses-cookies-63981

These are some of the best molasses cookies that I have ever eaten.  Definitely a must for your cookie tins.

Adapted from http://www.food.com/recipe/soft-molasses-cookies-63981

Brown Butter Snickerdoodle Cookies

Brown Butter Snickerdoodle Cookies

Brown Butter Snickerdoodles

This was the second cookie that Dana made for our Christmas cookie tins.  I love snickerdoodles and could not even think of a way to improve on them.  However, Dana found a way.  She used browned butter instead of regular butter.  The brown butter gave the already amazing cookies, a great rich flavor.  These are my new favorite cookies.

Brown Butter Snickerdoodles

Melt the butter

Melt the butter and then after a minute or two the butter will begin to foam.  After a couple more minutes, the butter will begin to brown on the bottom and edges of the saucepan.  Keep on whisking until the butter starts to emit a nutty aroma. Immediately remove the pan from the heat and pour the butter to a separate bowl to prevent burning. Allow to cool for at least 5 minutes.

Browned Butter

With an electric or stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugars until fluffy. Then turn the mixer to low-speed and gently beat in the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla  until thoroughly combined.

Cream the mixture

In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and cinnamon.  Then Slowly add the dry ingredients into the mixer.  The easiest way is to turn the mixer on to low-speed and then add 1/2 cup of the dry mixture at a time.

Add the dry ingredients

Chill your dough for at least 2 hours to allow the fat to congeal before cooking.  If you cook it right away the melted butter will cause you to have extremely flat cookies.

Chill the dough

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Farenheit.

Roll the dough into balls

In a small bowl mix 1/4 cup sugar and the 2 teaspoons cinnamon.

Roll them in sugar

Portion the dough into 2 tsp balls and then roll in the sugar mixture. Place dough balls on cookie sheet, roughly 2 inches apart.  They will spread out as they cook.

Evenly space the dough on the cookie sheet

Bake the cookies 8-11 minutes or until the edges of the cookies begin to turn golden brown. Remove the pans from the oven and cool the cookies on the sheets at least 2 minutes. Then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Browned Butter Snickerdoodles

Repeat with remaining dough.

Brown Butter Snickerdoodle Cookies
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Recipe type: Cookie
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 24
 
A twist on the traditional Brown Butter Snickerdoodle Cookie
Ingredients
  • 2½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) salted butter
  • 1¼ cup packed dark brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
Cinnamon Sugar Coating
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter and then after a minute or two the butter will begin to foam. After a couple more minutes, the butter will begin to brown on the bottom and edges of the saucepan. Keep on whisking until the butter starts to emit a nutty aroma. Immediately remove the pan from the heat and pour the butter to a separate bowl to prevent burning. Allow to cool for at least 5 minutes.
  2. With an electric or stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugars until fluffy. Then turn the mixer to low-speed and gently beat in the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla until thoroughly combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and cinnamon. Then Slowly add the dry ingredients into the mixer. The easiest way is to turn the mixer on to low-speed and then add ½ cup of the dry mixture at a time.
  4. Chill your dough for at least 2 hours to allow the fat to congeal before cooking. If you cook it right away the melted butter will cause you to have extremely flat cookies.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Farenheit.
  6. In a small bowl mix ¼ cup sugar and the 2 teaspoons cinnamon.
  7. Portion the dough into 2 tsp balls and then roll in the sugar mixture. Place dough balls on cookie sheet, roughly 2 inches apart. They will spread out as they cook.
  8. Bake the cookies 8-11 minutes or until the edges of the cookies begin to turn golden brown. Remove the pans from the oven and cool the cookies on the sheets at least 2 minutes. Then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Repeat with remaining dough.
Notes
Recipe adapted from http://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/2012/10/brown-butter-snickerdoodle-cookies/

 

Recipe adapted from http://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/2012/10/brown-butter-snickerdoodle-cookies/

Fudge Crinkles

Fudge Crinkles

Fudge Crinkle Cookie

For the next couple of posts I am handing the reigns over to my wife Dana!  She was in a Christmas cookie kind of mood and we decided to have a Christmas Cookie Marathon.  Dana is a great baker and here is her first recipe.  Fudge Crinkles.  I have never had these before, but they are like little chocolate pillows of awesomeness!  Dana blew me out of the water with these.

Fudge Crinkles

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, stir the cake mix, oil and eggs by hand until a dough forms.  This is a temperamental dough so you do not want to use a mixer.

Mix till just combined

Coat your hands in confectioners sugar and then shape the dough into 1 inch balls.  You may have to dust your hands a few times.  The dough is really wet, so keep lots of confectioners sugar on stand-by.

Roll into balls

After the dough balls are formed, roll them in even more confectioners’ sugar.  This gives them that sweet snowflake look that you see in the main picture.

Roll in confectioners' sugar

Then place the sugar coated cookie balls on a parchment lined cookie sheet.  Roughly 2-3 inches apart.

Ready to bake

Bake at 350 degrees for 8 – 10 minutes or until the center of the cookie just starts to set.

Perfectly Cooked

Let the cookies cool on the pan for 1-2 minutes and then move the cookies to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Fudge Crinkles
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Recipe type: Cookie
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 30
 
The perfect Christmas cookie
Ingredients
  • 1 box devil's food cake mix (15.25oz)
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • confectioners' sugar for dusting
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, stir the cake mix, oil and eggs by hand until a dough forms. This is a temperamental dough so you do not want to use a mixer.
  3. Coat your hands in confectioners sugar and then shape the dough into 1 inch balls. You may have to dust your hands a few times. The dough is really wet, so keep lots of confectioners sugar on stand-by.
  4. After the dough balls are formed, roll them in even more confectioners' sugar. This gives them that sweet snowflake look that you see in the main picture.
  5. Then place the sugar coated cookie balls on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Roughly 2-3 inches apart.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 - 10 minutes or until the center of the cookie just starts to set.
  7. Perfectly Cooked
  8. Let the cookies cool on the pan for 1-2 minutes and then move the cookies to a wire rack to finish cooling.
Notes
Adapted from http://www.food.com/recipe/fudge-crinkles-a-great-4-ingredient-cake-mix-cookie-32614

Quite possibly the easiest and tastiest cookies around.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.  They are chewy and delicious.  Plus, they seem as if they are a tad bit healthier as they contain oatmeal.  Not sure of the overall health benefits, but they are delicious!

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip CookiesAdapted from Smitten Kitchen

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In the bowl of you mixer add the softened butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla extract. Mix the ingredients until light and fluffy.

Cream the butter and sugar

In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.

Flour Mixture

Set the mixer to low and slowly add the flour mixture to the whipped butter.

Add the oats

Then add the oats and mix.

Add the chips

Finally add the chocolate chips and mix.

Chill the dough

Chill the dough for 30 minutes.

Portion and bake

Portion the dough into 1tbs portions and space them about 2 inches apart. Bake them for 10-12 minutes or until they are lightly browned around the edges.

Fully Cooked

Remove from the oven and let cool on the cookie sheet.

These are the best Oatmeal Cookies that I have ever made.  They did not last long enough for Dana to try them.  Looks like I might have to make them again.

 

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Awesome Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Ingredients
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • ⅔ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon table salt (I often use a half teaspoon, but I like more salt in my baked goods)
  • 1½ cups rolled oats
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In the bowl of you mixer add the softened butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla extract. Mix the ingredients until light and fluffy.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  4. Set the mixer to low and slowly add the flour mixture to the whipped butter.
  5. Then add the oats and mix.
  6. Finally add the chocolate chips and mix.
  7. Chill the dough for 30 minutes.
  8. Portion the dough into 1tbs portions and space them about 2 inches apart. Bake them for 10-12 minutes or until they are lightly browned around the edges. Remove from the oven and let cool on the cookie sheet.
Notes
Adapted from Smitten Kitchen - http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2009/02/thick-chewy-oatmeal-raisin-cookies/

 

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

I made one batch of these cookies and immediately had to make another.  Dana and I loved them!  They were delicious.  We are dark chocolate fans so they hit the spot.  If you wish, you can use standard cocoa and semi-sweet chips if you are not a fan of the decadent dark chocolate.

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

The Dough

In a large bowl or the bowl of a mixer add the shortening and the granulated and brown sugars.  Mix on high until the mixture is light and airy.  Then add the cocoa powder.  Mix.

The perfect cookie batter

Slowly add each egg one at a time.  Make sure to fully mix the egg in before add the next egg.

Sift together the flour, salt and baking powder into a medium bowl.

Add the chips

Turn your mixer on low and slowly add the flour mixture.

Fully Mixed

Once the dough is all combined mix the dark chocolate chips in by hand.

Make perfect cookies by forming the dough by hand

Form the dough into 18 portions.  Using two cookie sheets, place 9 portions on each cookie sheet.

Cooked

Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes or until the edges start to darken and the tops solidify.

Awesome Cookies

Once cooked remove the pans from the oven and let cool for a minute before transferring them to a cooling rack.

Perfect Cookies

 

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Super chocolaty and delicious double chocolate chip cookies.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (1 stick) butter flavored shortening
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup dark cocoa powder
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp. coarse salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2½ cups dark chocolate chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large bowl or the bowl of a mixer add the shortening and the granulated and brown sugars. Mix on high until the mixture is light and airy. Then add the cocoa powder. Mix.
  3. Slowly add each egg one at a time. Make sure to fully mix the egg in before add the next egg.
  4. Sift together the flour, salt and baking powder into a medium bowl.
  5. Turn your mixer on low and slowly add the flour mixture.
  6. Once the dough is all combined mix the dark chocolate chips in by hand.
  7. Form the dough into 18 portions. Using two cookie sheets, place 9 portions on each cookie sheet.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes or until the edges start to darken and the tops solidify.
  9. Once cooked remove the pans from the oven and let cool for a minute before transferring them to a cooling rack.
  10. Eat and Enjoy!

 

Eat and Enjoy!

 

Caramel Pecan Cookies

Caramel Pecan Cookies

Caramel Pecan Cookies

I am a huge fan of caramel.  I can not get enough of it.  So I decided to create a caramel pecan cookie.  I modified a standard cookie recipe to include dark brown sugar.  The added molasses in the dark brown sugar enhanced the caramel and pecan flavor.  These were some of most delicious cookies that I have ever made.

Caramel Pecan Cookies

I could not find caramel bits so I bought kraft caramels and cut them into tiny cubes.  Then I dusted them in a tsp of flour to keep them from sticking together.  This also allowed them to be even distributed throughout the dough.

Caramel Pieces

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Place the butter, sugar, dark brown sugar and vanilla extract into a large bowl or the bowl of your mixer.  Mix on medium until the mixture the is light and fluffy.

Mix until fluffy

Add the eggs one at a time.  Make sure to fully incorporate each egg into the mixture before adding the next one.

Add the eggs one at a time

Gradually add the flour, salt and baking soda to the mixture.

The cookie dough

Beat until combined.

Stir in the caramel pieces and the crushed pecans.

Portion the cookies

Line a cookie sheet with parchment or a silpat and then place 1 tablespoon sized portions onto the baking sheet.

The Cookies

Bake for 9-11 minutes or until golden brown.

Caramel Pecan Cookies

When golden brown, remove from the oven and allow to cool on the cookie sheet for a couple of minutes.  If you have a wire rack, remove the cookies to the rack to fully cool.  If you do not have a wire rack allow the cookies to fully cool on the cookie sheet.

Caramel Pecan Cookies
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Recipe type: Cookie
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Serves: 48
 
The perfect combination of caramel and pecan.
Ingredients
  • 2¼ cups cake flour
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup caramel pieces
  • 1 cup crushed pecans
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place the butter, sugar, dark brown sugar and vanilla extract into a large bowl or the bowl of your mixer.
  3. Mix on medium until the mixture the is light and fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time. Make sure to fully incorporate each egg into the mixture before adding the next one.
  5. Gradually add the flour, salt and baking soda to the mixture.
  6. Beat until combined.
  7. Stir in the caramel pieces and the crushed pecans.
  8. Line a cookie sheet with parchment or a silpat and then place 1 tablespoon sized portions onto the baking sheet.
  9. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. When golden brown, remove from the oven and allow to cool on the cookie sheet for a couple of minutes. If you have a wire rack, remove the cookies to the rack to fully cool. If you do not have a wire rack allow the cookies to fully cool on the cookie sheet.
Notes
This recipe is a modified Toll House recipe.

Caramel Pecan Cookies

These were delicious and did not last long in the house. These are a must make cookie.