Monday, December 1, 2014

A Winter Cookie Recipe

A Winter Cookie Recipe

Author: Gabriella Gometra
When stuck in the house during the cold season, why not help your child make this easy and delicious recipe? This is a great way to bond and you can even select some festive tins in which you can take this treat to a Christmas party, Valentine's Day party or even give a couple to Grandma for a gift.

This easy recipe is called Glove and Mitten cookies. To make this delightful treat all that is needed is ½ cup sugar, ½ shortening, ½ cup molasses, 2 ½ cups of all-purpose flour, ½ teaspoon ground cloves, 1 teaspoon ground ginger, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 1 egg and some powdered sugar frosting.

Once you have gathered together all of the ingredients, you will start by beating the shortening in a large mixing bowl using an electric mixer on either high or medium speed for 30 seconds. Now you are going to add the cloves, cinnamon, baking soda, ginger, and sugar and beat this mixture until all the ingredients are well combined.

Next, beat in the egg and molasses until combined. Once that is complete, beat in as much flour that you can, using the mixer on medium speed. Make sure to scrape the sides of the bowl and then stir any left over flour using a wooden spoon. You are now ready to divide the dough into thirds. Once divided, cover and place in the refrigerator for 3 hours or until the dough is easier to handle. While the dough is chilling, trace your child's or children's hands onto cardboard or heavy paper to create the mitten and glove shapes. Make sure to even the shapes out and then cut them out. Set to the side for now.

After the dough has chilled, roll one-third of it onto a greased cookie sheet at a quarter inch thickness. Your rolling pin should be dusted in flour to prevent sticking. Place the glove and mitten patterns on the dough leaving a three-quarter inch distance between cookies. Cut along the patterns with a knife and remove any excess dough. By doing it this way, instead of rolling the dough on your counter and attempting to move the cut cookies to the sheet, the cookies will retain their shapes. Now bake the cookies at 375 for 8 to 10 minutes or until the cookies have set.  Allow the cookies to cool for two minutes. Once they have cooled for a few minutes move them to a rack and allow them to cool completely. Repeat until all the dough has been baked. Now you are ready to make the powdered sugar frosting and decorate.

To make the powdered sugar frosting you will need to stir together in a small mixing bowl 2 tablespoons of milk and 2 cups of sifted powdered sugar. Stir in the rest of the milk 1 teaspoon at a time until the icing is a smooth consistency. Now separate in several portions adding drops of food coloring. If you need a thicker frosting just add a little bit of powdered sugar. If using the hands of more than one child as patterns it is fun to keep their cookies straight by writing their names or initials in icing on their own cookies. This recipe will yield 18 cookies depending on pattern size. Make some cups of hot chocolate and the kids will have a treat perfect for when they come in from playing in the snow and cold.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Chocolate Cookie Recipes (fun to Make With the Kids)

Chocolate Cookie Recipes (fun to Make With the Kids)

Author: Linda Wilson
One of the best ways to make memories with your children or grandchildren is to allow them in the kitchen with you.  Kids love to bake and they enjoy eating and sharing with others the goodies they make.  It is also a fun learning experience for them, one they don't even realize is a lesson.  Organing ingredients, following the instructions in the recipe, working together to make something special, and don't forget clean-up.  It is important for children to learn that after the fun, there is clean-up to be done.  If you work it right, they will even think that is part of the fun.  Counting and measuring is also a good math lesson.  So don't try to keep your children out of the kitchen.  Invite them in and have fun together.  Homemade Chocolate Sandwich Cookies is a recipe they will love as they get to put the cookies and filling together to make "sandwiches".  They may not get them perfect but life is not about perfection in everything.  You aren't trying to make a masterpiece, just a cookie!  And the kids will love dunking the Chocolate Dunk Cookies in the chocolate mixture.  Note:  When baking with chocolate and children, be sure they wear aprons, smocks, or older clothing.

This recipe is from an old Midwestern State church cookbook.

1/2 cup butter or oleo

1 cup sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup milk

2 cups flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 1/2 tsps baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup cocoa

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Mix all ingredients together in the order given. Beat until smooth. Drop by rounded teaspoon on buttered cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 7 minutes. Do not over bake. Cool and make sandwiches using the filling recipe below.

Marshmallow Filling:

1/2 cup white shortening

2 cups powdered sugar

1 cup marshmallow cream

1 tsp vanilla

3 or 4 tsps milk (adjust amount for the right consistency)

Cream shortening and sugar together and mix in rest of the ingredients. Spread between cookies and make sandwiches. Wrap individually in plastic wrap to store so they won't stick together.


1 3/4 cups flour

3/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

8 squares semi-sweet baking chocolate, divided

3/4 cup margarine, softened

2 tbsp firmly packed Splenda brown sugar blend OR 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar

3/4 cup SPLENDA granular

1/4 cup egg substitute

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  In small mixing bowl, mix together flour, baking soda and salt.  Set aside.  Coarsely chop 5 squares of the chocolate and set aside.  In a large mixing bowl, beat margarine, brown sugar, and SPLENDA with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy.  Add egg substitute and vanilla extract; mix well.  Gradually add flour mixture to egg mixture beating until blended.  Stir in chopped chocolate and nuts.  Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets.  Dough drops should be two inches apart.  Bake 11 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.  Cool 1 minute before removing from cookie sheets.  Cool completely on wire racks.  Melt 3 squares of chocolate in microwave as directed on package.  Dip one half of each cookie into the melted chocolate.  Place in single layer on waxed paper and let set until chocolate is set.

Note:  This recipe uses some ingredients that make it diabetic friendly.  You can make the following changes, if you do not have diabetics in your family:  Substitute 1 egg for the egg substitute and 3/4 cup granulated sugar for the Splenda granular.


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Best Chocolate DC Chip Cookies Recipe

Best Chocolate DC Chip Cookies Recipe

Author: Robert Fogarty
When it comes to chocolate, for almost every nine out of ten people find it to be irresistible! Be it kids or adults, everybody just love chocolate. Being a close cookie friend, chocolate chip cookie is definitely one of the most favorite quick-bites ever. So, if you are a chocolate and a cookies fan, or you want to make some for your loved one, simply follow this easy-to-do chocolate chip cookies recipe made with best chocolate DC.

Things You Will Require

-    2 1/4 cup of flour

-    1 teaspoon salt

-    1 teaspoon baking soda

-    2 slabs of butter

-    2 eggs

-    3/4 cup of brown sugar

-    3/4 cup of white sugar

-    1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract

-    1 cup of chopped nuts (optional) and

-    1 2/3 cups of chocolate chips

Ten Easy Steps for Preparing chocolate chip cookies using Best chocolate DC

Follow these simple steps to make your very own delicious chocolate chip cookies:

1.    Firstly, before preparing the cookie dough you are required to preheat the oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

2.     Now, sift the flour along with the salt and baking powder.

3.    Take a large bowl and put the brown sugar, butter and sugar. With the help of a beater, make sure all the ingredients blend together to form a creamy and smooth paste. It is advisable that you melt the butter a little so that it becomes easier to mix.

4.    To this creamy paste, add in a teaspoon of vanilla extract. Stir well until it is well combined with all the other ingredients.

5.    Now, add in the eggs, but one after another. Put the beater on high speed and beat in the eggs until it mixes completely with the creamy batter.

6.    The next step is to slowly add in the flour, beat until it mixes properly. It is wise to add half cup of flour at a time.

7.    Lastly add in the luscious chocolate chips and chopped nuts, only if desired. With the help of a spoon, stir them well into the batter. This will help in maintaining their consistency.

8.     Take a cookies sheet and drop about one tablespoon of dough for each cookies. If you wish for something fancy, you can make a cookie slab using best chocolate DC and by spreading the dough evenly on the cookie sheet. Parchment paper can be used to line up the cookie sheet so that the cookie slab can be transferred easily onto a pastry board or a large dish for decorating.

9.    Bake the cookies for about nine to ten minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit. However, the large cookies slab can take a little longer time, so bake until it is golden brown.

10.    Remove the freshly baked chocolate chip cookies from the oven and leave them on the sheet for about two to three minutes. This will help in firming them a little. Now, transfer the cookies onto a wire rack so that they can cool completely.

The smell of the freshly baked chocolate chip cookies might force you or the ones around you to just grab them and eat! This is definitely one of the easiest chocolate chip cookie recipes using best chocolate DC. A very simple munching to prepare at home and will help in fulfilling that 'sweet-tooth' craving of yours.

Monday, September 1, 2014

5 Summertime No-Bake Cookie Recipes

5 Summertime No-Bake Cookie Recipes

Author: Shelly Hill
When it comes to making cookies in the Summertime, I prefer to use the stove-top method. Not only is the stove-top method quick and easy, but it saves on heating up your kitchen.

I find it best to line my countertop or tabletop, with some parchment paper. You will want to 'drop' your cookies onto the parchment paper or a non-stick baking mat, to let them cool. After they have cooled to room temperature, store them in an airtight container.

Here are 5 of my favorite no-baking involved cookie recipes.

Raisin No-Bakes

2 c. raisins
2 c. Chinese noodles
1/2 c. creamy peanut butter
1/4 c. honey

Mix raisins and Chinese noodles in bowl. Put peanut butter and honey in a small saucepan. Stir over medium heat until smooth and hot (no need to boil). Pour over raisin mixture, toss with a fork until evenly coated. Shape rounded spoonfuls into size of golf balls pressing gently with fingers. Let cool.

Chocolate Cracker Cookies

Round Crackers (like Ritz)
1 1/2 lbs. almond bark
peanut butter
12 oz. bag of chocolate chips

Spread peanut butter on crackers. Top with second cracker. Melt almond bark with chocolate chips. Dip sandwich cookies into the chocolate mixture using tongs. Drop onto waxed paper and let cool.

Chow Mein Bites

1 c. peanut butter
12 oz. pkg. butterscotch chips
4 c. miniature marshmallows
4 c. chow mein noodles

Place peanut butter and butterscotch chips in the top of a double boiler. Heat over hot water until melted. Combine with marshmallows and chow mein noodles. Mix well and drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper. Chill for 1-2 hours.


1 box vanilla wafers
1 stick butter, softened
1 sm. can frozen orange juice
1 box of powdered confectioners sugar
shredded coconut

Crush vanilla wafers to make crumbs. Mix with a stick of butter, orange juice, and sugar. Roll in small balls about the size of walnuts; roll in shredded coconut. Chill for 1-2 hours, until firm.

Chocolate Oatmeal No Bakes

2 c. sugar
1/2 c. cocoa
1/4 c. margarine
pinch of salt
1/2 c. milk
3 c. quick oats (oatmeal)
1 c. creamy peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Combine the first 5 ingredients in a large pan and boil for 1 minute, stirring often. Turn off the heat and stir in the oatmeal, peanut butter and vanilla. Drop by the spoonful onto wax paper. Let them cool and they will harden as they cool.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Tasty Berger Cookie Recipe

Tasty Berger Cookie Recipe

Author: Stuart Michael M
To make the Berger Cookies, you will need a comprehensive Berger Cookie recipe. There should be recipes to make Berger cookies and the recipe for the rich chocolate icing as well.
For the cookies, you will need one cup or eight ounces of unsalted butter, one and a half teaspoons of salt, one tablespoon of baking powder, two teaspoons of vanilla extract, three large eggs, one and a half cups of sugar, eight ounces of milk and four and a half cups or 19 ounces of all-purpose flour. To make the chocolate icing, the ingredients will include four ounces of unsweetened baking chocolate, three and a half cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips, four tablespoons of unsalted butter, two tablespoons of light corn syrup, and one and a half cup of heavy cream or can be replaced by sour cream.
Here comes the method to make the Berger cookies. First, preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and grease lightly or line the baking sheets using parchments. Use a large bowl and mix the cream together with the butter, vanilla, salt and baking powder. Beat the mixture and while adding the sugar. Add also the eggs but one at a time, beating well after every addition.
Then add the flour into the mixture alternately with the milk but beginning and ending last with the flour. Perform the addition gently and there is no need to beat the mixture. By using a muffin scoop, scoop the dough onto the prepared baking sheets. Flatten the dough using wet fingers to a circle of about three-inch of diameter. Leave even spaces of about two inches between each cookie for expansion. Bake the cookies for approximately 11 minutes or until they turn brownish at the bottom. You may look for browning hints on the edges but remember not to over bake the cookies. Leave the cookies to cool and they will be ready for icing.
The next step in the Berger Cookie recipe is to make the icing. First pour the chocolate chips, corn syrup, cream, baking chocolate and cream into a big microwave-safe bowl. Then heat the mixture until it turns very hot or when the cream starts to form bubbles. Turn off the heat and continue stirring until smooth. Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature and this may take a couple of hours. When it is completely cooled, use the mixer to beat it for six to seven minutes or until the icing turns lighter in color and slightly thicker. Then spread each cookie with three tablespoons of icing, leaving about a quarter inch around the edge of each cookie. Using a heaped tablespoon of cookie scoop would be good. Allow them to merge perfectly and it is ready to be served.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Diabetic Cookie Recipes Just For You!

Diabetic Cookie Recipes Just For You!

Author: Shan Thomas
Do you have some glucose issues? Do you love those cookies and desserts? If so then why not try some diabetic cookie recipes that will not only delight you but will not cause any sugar level shoot up. Read this article and find out more about these amazing recipes.

Simplest Diabetic Oatmeal Cookies

•    1 c. raisins
•    1 c. boiling water
•    1/2 tbsp. sugar
•    1/2 tsp. Granulated sugar substitute
•    1/2 c. (1 stick) butter at room temperature
•    1 1/2 c. liquid egg substitute at room temperature
•    1 tsp. vanilla
•    2 c. all purpose flour
•    1/2 tsp. cinnamon
•    1 tsp. baking powder
•    1/2 tsp. baking soda
•    2 1/2 c. rolled oats or rolled wheat
•    1 c. chopped nuts

Mix raisins with boiling water and then set aside to cool down at room temperature.
Cream the sugar and the sugar substitute along with the butter at average speed until batter is light and feathery. Put in egg substitute as well as the vanilla to the mixture and blend at low pace for one minute. Blend together flour, ½ tsp. cinnamon, 2 tsp. baking powder along with the soda to mix well. Blend in oats as well as the nuts to creamed fusion along with flour combination, raisins plus liquid in which it were soaked. Blend at average speed until the flour is completely mixed. Place by heaping tablespoon on the cookie sheets that have been carefully lined with aluminum foil or evenly sprayed with pot spray. Compress down lightly using your fingers dipped in icy water to simply form circles for about 2″ diagonally. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes.

Diabetic Delightful Fruit Cookies

•    2 c. flour
•    1/2 tsp. baking soda
•    1 c. water
•    1/2 c. dates, coarsely chopped
•    1/2 c. apples, peeled and coarsely chopped
•    1 1/2 c. raisins
•    1/4 c. margarine
•    2 c. quick oats
•    2 eggs, slightly beaten
•    1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
•    1 1/2 c. pecans, coarsely chopped

Sift flour as well as the soda then set aside. Boil water and then app up dates, apple as well as the raisins. Let it simmer for 5 minutes. Take out from heat and then mix the margarine and then stir. Let the mixture cool and then gradually put in eggs, 2 cups oatmeal and the other dry ingredients; mix the vanilla as well as the nuts. Cover the batter and chill it overnight. Place batter on cookie sheets 3 inches spaced out. Bake the cookie dough in 350 degree oven for just about 25 minutes.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Subway Cookie Recipe for Your Family

Subway Cookie Recipe for Your Family

Author: Stuart Michael M
Subway cookies are so well-known that many are craving for the Subway cookie recipe. Here is one simple method to make the cookies. The outcome may not be exactly the same as the Subway cookies but you may alter the recipe or ingredients to suit your preference.
The estimated preparation time for the cookies is about 8 to 10 minutes. First you will need few important tools, a mixer with a mixing bowl, cookie sheets, a wire rack and a measuring cup. According to the Subway cookie recipe, the ingredients you need are one cup of butter at room temperature, two and a quarter cups of unbleached all-purpose flour, a quarter cup of granulated sugar, three-quarter cup of packed brown sugar, four ounces of instant vanilla pudding mixture, two large eggs, one teaspoon of vanilla essence, one teaspoon of baking soda powder, 12 ounces of semi-sweet white chocolate chips, and one cup of chopped macadamia nuts.
To start off the baking of the cookies, first you need to preheat your oven, possible to a recommended temperature of 350 to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. The right temperature is important in baking the cookies. While waiting for the oven to heat up, line the baking sheets using parchment paper and it is not necessary to grease them. Next you should measure the flour, baking soda powder, and salt. Put them into a large bowl and mix them well. After the mixture is done set it aside.
Take another large mixing bowl, preferable the bowl of a mixer and place the butter in the bowl. Use the paddle or beater attachment to beat the butter until it turns creamy. Then add the brown sugar and beat the mixture well. Next scrape down the bowl and pour in the granulated sugar. This time beat until the mixture becomes fluffy.
After that add the eggs one at a time and perform beating after each addition. Then add the vanilla essence, continue beating and scrape once again. Using low speed on the mixer, add two cups of the flour mixture at a time and mix them well. Precede the process by mixing in the semi-sweet white chocolate and macadamia nuts. Continue mixing until everything is well blended.
Next, by using a cookie scoop, scoop the dough and place them onto the prepared baking sheets giving sufficient even space for spreading. Then you are ready to bake the cookies. Bake them at the right temperate for approximate 10 to 12 minutes or when you see them turning brown. Remember not to over bake them. After removing those cookies from the oven, transfer to the cooling racks and allow them to cool for few minutes.
Then your Subway cookies are ready to be served or if you would like to keep them, store in air tight container or a plastic bag to maintain soft and moist.