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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.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Add These Treats To The Goodies at Your Next Game-Watching or Tailgate Party: Maple Sugar Cookies!

Add These Treats To The Goodies at Your Next Game-Watching or Tailgate Party: Maple Sugar Cookies!

Author: Linda Wilson
The next time your family and friends gather at your house to watch "the game" or you plan a tailgating party, add these delicious cookies to your list of foods.  Chips and dips, sandwiches, etc are great.  But surprise your guests with these wonderful cookies, too. These are cut-out cookies so why not go all out and cut them in the shapes of footballs, helmets, or fall leaves. Frost them in your team colors for lots of ooohs and aaahs from your family and friends.  What a way to dress up your serving table!  If you enjoy tailgate parties, these work wonderful for that, too.  You will be the hit of "Friday Night Lights" in your local hometown stadium parking lot when you pass these cookies among your family and friends. They will love you for it! These Maple Sugar cookies are good anytime of the year but they just seem to say, "Fall" and "Football."
MAPLE SUGAR COOKIES
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup solid shortening
2 eggs
1/4 cup maple flavored pancake syrup
1 tbsp vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine the sugar, butter, and shortening. Beat on medium speed of electric mixer until well blended. Add the eggs, syrup, and vanilla extract; beat well.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add gradually to the creamed mixture with the mixer on low speed. Mix until well blended. Divide the dough into fourths. Note: If dough is too sticky, wrap each fourth in plastic wrap and refrigerate for approximately 1 hour.
Spread a tablespoon of flour on a large sheet of waxed paper. Place one of the fourths of dough on the floured waxed paper. Flatten dough slightly, turn over and cover with another sheet of waxed paper. Roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut out with floured cookie cutter. Transfer to ungreased baking sheet, 2-inches apart. Sprinkle with decors or bake plain to frost later.
Repeat process with remaining fourths.
Bake at 375 degrees for 5-9 minutes (larger cookies up to 9 minutes; small cookies for 5 minutes). Do NOT overbake. Allow to cool for 2 minutes on baking sheets then remove to wire racks to cool completely. Frost if desired.
Yield: 3 to 4 dozen, depending on size.
Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A Chocolate Cookie Recipe That Others Will Rave About!

A Chocolate Cookie Recipe That Others Will Rave About!

Author: Monica Latham
Chocolate cookie recipes are, without a doubt, the most popular of all. Very few can resist the temptation of a soft, gooey, chocolaty cookie.
This chocolate cookie recipe is for the true chocolate lover, combining the rich taste of dark with the sweetness of white chocolate. They are also among the easiest cookies to make as there is no rolling and cutting out shapes. Simply drop the mixture from a spoon onto a baking tray.
Ingredients
115 g / 4 oz unsalted butter
115 g / 4 oz / 2/3 cup light muscovado sugar (if unavailable substitute with dark brown sugar) 1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
150 g / 6 oz / 1 ¼ cups self raising flour
75 g / 3 oz / ¾ cup porridge oats
115 g / 4 oz dark (semisweet or plain) chocolate, roughly chopped
115 g / 4 oz white chocolate, roughly chopped
Preheat the oven to 190oC / 375oF. Line two baking sheets with parchment or baking paper. This will prevent the cookies sticking to the baking sheet and is preferable to greasing the trays. It also prevents them spreading too much during baking.
So that the butter is soft enough to beat easily, remove it from the fridge at least 30 minutes before you plan to start. Unsalted butter is the preferred choice, but if you are going to use margarine, choose the firm block type that is suitable for baking.
Using an electric mixer cream the butter with the sugar in a small bowl until the mixture lightens in color. The mixture should be well aerated and have a light and fluffy texture.
Add the egg and vanilla essence and beat until creamy. The eggs should also be at room temperature or they may curdle the creamed mixture.
Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and sift the flour over the mixture. Using a metal spoon, gently fold through the mixture. Add the oats and chopped dark and white chocolate. Stir until all the ingredients are well mixed.
Take small tablespoons of the mixture and place on the trays spacing them about 2 inches apart to allow room for spreading during baking.
Bake on the center shelf of the oven for 15 – 20 minutes or until the cookies begin to turn a pale golden color.
Remove from the oven and leave on the trays for about 5 minutes. Then using a wide, slotted spatula transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Your cookies will be soft when you first remove them from the oven, but will become crisper as they cool.
This mixture will make approximately 18 – 20 cookies.
Always buy the best quality chocolate you can afford. This is the one time when cost-cutting does not pay. The results are worth the extra cost. Of course the best way to buy it is by the block. Ideally it should contain 70% cocoa solids to achieve that rich chocolaty taste.
For best results it should be eating quality not compound. Other types contain other oils and ingredients and will give inferior results.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Have Loads Of Fun With Easy-To-Make Cookie Recipes!

Have Loads Of Fun With Easy-To-Make Cookie Recipes!

Author: Jaydon Parker
Most people love to eat cookies because they are sweet, flavorful and yummy especially when they are properly prepared and baked. Cookies are great desserts. If you like munching on cookies, then now is actually a very good time to learn how to bake cookies. You may start with easy-to-cook recipes.
Personally, I always look at those easy-to-cook recipes because my 2 year old son also enjoys cooking and baking. He owns a small toy kitchen furnished with stove, sink, fridge and oven. He often stands over a small footrest and puts on his little apron.
He measures, mixes and pours as if he's really baking. The funny thing is when he cooks inside his little kitchen, my son becomes like 1 of those food network stars on TV cooking and making funny anecdotes.
It was only recently when I discovered my eagerness to search for easy- to-prepare sugar cookies because I thought these cookies will be an interesting shift from my typical choco-chip cookies. Nothing's a miss with our choco-chip cookies. In fact, everyone in our house loves them. However, I thought to myself that it will also be nice to expose my son to a broader scope of easy-to-make cookies. Besides, lots of easy-to-cook sugar cookies are found online.
Although the Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookie recipe seems difficult to make, I still consider it as an easy-to-bake recipes. You only have to combine the ingredients, put it inside the refrigerator and roll them in sugar after. After the dough has chilled, you just slice it according to your preferred sizes and then bake them. The best portion of doing this recipe is when you are about to decorate your cookies. Your kids will definitely enjoy this part. You may decorate it with colorful food paint.
During my search for easy-to-bake recipes, I found lots of recipes that do not entail baking. The recipes call for minimal stove action but still no baking in the oven is needed. Since summer is fast approaching, no-bake recipes are really good and fun ideas. They are relatively easy to do and almost all the recipes have similar main ingredients. Finally, my kid will also experience actual cooking.
My boy loves doing lots of mixing when he does his play-cooking, so what I do is allow him to scoop the mixture and place it over the parchment or wax paper. This activity will be fun and interesting because the kitchen will become a big mess. It's totally fine as long as my son enjoys the day.
So what are you waiting for! Check out the World Wide Web for those easy to make recipes and have fun making them with your kids.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

How to Make The Best Sugar Cookie Recipes Which Wow Everyone

How to Make The Best Sugar Cookie Recipes Which Wow Everyone

Author: Monica Latham
Cookie baking is fun - particularly when you have simple and easy to bake sugar cookie recipes to follow. But the most enjoyable aspect is the decorating. This is what turns a plain ordinary cookie into an edible work of art. You really are limited only by your imagination.
The first step of course is to make the cookies. There is no creaming butter and sugar involved. The dough is worked in a food processor. Nothing could be easier.
Ingredients you will need:
9 oz / 280 g /2 ½ cups plain / all-purpose flour
5 ½ oz / 170g unsalted butter, chopped
Pinch salt
3 tablespoons caster / superfine sugar
2 egg yolks beaten with 4 tablespoons ice-cold water
Preheat the oven to 400oF / 200oC. Line two baking sheets with parchment or baking paper.
In the bowl of a food processer, process the flour and butter until it resembles coarse crumbs. Add the salt and sugar and process again until just combined, being careful not to overprocess the mixture.
With the motor still running, add the egg yolk mixture and process using the pulse button until it forms a glossy ball.
Remove from processer, wrap in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Remove from the fridge and divide the mixture into smaller portions for rolling. While rolling one portion, keep the remainder refrigerated. Roll the dough out to a ¼ inch / 6 mm thickness. Using cutters, cut out shapes, placing the cutters as close to the edges as possible to minimise the number of times you re-roll the dough. Repeat with the remaining dough, then combine all the leftover dough and re-roll.
Place onto the baking sheets allowing room for spreading and bake for 10-15 minutes or until a golden color. Remove them from the oven and leave on the baking sheets for 2-3 minutes before lifting them onto wire racks to cool.
Allow to cool completely before icing and decorating.
Now comes the fun part, icing and decorating. Glace icing is perfect for this sugar cookie recipe. It can be drizzled over the top or piped into simple designs.
This glace icing recipe is sufficient to ice 24 cookies.
1 cup icing / confectioners sugar
A few drops of vanilla essence
1 tablespoon of hot water
A few drops of food coloring (if required)
Sift the icing sugar into a bowl then add the vanilla essence. Gradually stir in the hot water until the mixture is the consistency of thick cream. Add the water a few drops at a time until you have the desired consistency. If you find you have added too much water and the icing is too runny, simply add more icing sugar.
Spoon a little icing into the centre, then using the back of the spoon, spread out to cover the entire cookie. Glace icing sets very quickly, so if you are adding other decorations, you will need to work quickly before the icing sets.
Glace icing is also extremely versatile. It is perfect for feathering and drizzling.
To create a feathered effect, cover the cookie with icing as above, then pipe several straight parallel lines of icing in a contrasting color across the top. Take a toothpick and draw lines in the opposite direction, gently dragging the color through the icing.
Alternatively, pipe lines of icing, or, if you want to be adventurous, pipe designs over the tops of your cookies.
Really, the possibilities are endless.
Having a large collection of sugar cookie recipes that you can decorate in creative ways is great fun.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

3 Tips for Baking Healthier Cookies

3 Tips for Baking Healthier Cookies

Author: Criss White
While making a healthier cookie may not sound as appealing as a cookie that is packed with sugars, fats, or sweet candy, it is possible to make a healthy cookie that still tastes good.  It might be somewhat hard to fathom, but there are healthy ingredients and substitutes that can be added to cookies so they maintain their flavor, but are not as bad for you.  Implementing simple changes into your current family cookie recipe can help you stick to your diet and give you just the little bit of sweet that you are craving to make it to your next meal.

With so many people turning to health conscious lifestyles, cookies do not have to be thrown out of your diet entirely.   Instead consider some of the following tips to help make your family some healthier cookies.

1. Add Dried Fruit
For recipes that call for chocolate chips or any kind of extra sugar-based additives consider adding in pieces of dried fruit to your cookies.  Dried fruits are healthy to consume and contain natural sugars that will still give your cookies a bit of a sweet flavoring.  You can choose fruits that will compliment the other flavors in your cookies, or simply experiment with various fruits that you can find at the grocery store.  Here are some dried fruits that are commonly used in cookie baking and can be found at your local grocers or farmers market:
Cherries
Raisins
Figs
Prunes
Cranberries

2. Think Whole Grains
Fiber is an important part of a healthy diet, so why not incorporate fiber into your cookies?  Replace your all-purpose flour with much healthier wheat flour when baking your cookies from scratch.  Even if you replace half of the entire flour amount that is recommended for a recipe with whole wheat flour then you are making a healthier cookie. The wheat flour will make your cookies denser than they would be with all-purpose flour, thus carrying more nutritional value and fitting into your diet just a little bit better.
Another trick that some bakers use to add nutritional value to cookies is adding oats to the mixture.  The oats will give the cookie a crunchy texture and can add additional fiber to your cookies.

3. Substitute your other Ingredients
Think of all the ingredients that you use to make your typical cookie recipe.  Now, think of better ingredients that can make your cookies just a little healthier but taste as good as they are normally. The replacement of just a few different ingredients you can make a healthy cookie. Consider some of the following ingredient replacements for your healthy cookie batch:
Replace the oil and butter from your cookie recipe with applesauce
Replace eggs with an egg substitute or even just egg whites
Replace milk chocolate chips with semi-sweet chocolate pieces instead
Replace white sugar with sucanat (sugar cane) or stevia

Remember that if you want to get healthy, you have to think and make healthy food. With these simple tips you can transform what would otherwise be an unhealthy, sugar-filled, fattening cookie into a healthier, lightly sweetened cookie snack.