Tuesday, January 01, 2008

The Greatest Cookies in the World

I made some yummy cookies the past two weeks and I would love to share the recipes with you.

The maiden cookie voyage for the Batman Mixer was Snickerdoodles. I found a great recipe and oh.my.goodness. These cookies were so good they made you want to do a cookie dance.

Prior to making these cookies make sure you have a nice cup of coffee to dip them in. :o)

Aunt Jo's Snickerdoodles (yes I can name them after me!)

2 cups sugar, divided
1 cup Butter Flavored Crisco
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons cram of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Heat oven to 400 degrees F

In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine 1 1/2 c. sugar, Crisco, eggs, milk and vanilla. Beat at medium speed until well blended.

In a medium bowl combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Add gradually to shortening mixture at low speed. Mix just until blended.

In a small bowl combine remaining 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. (I used a MEDIUM cookie scoop) Roll in sugar-cinnamon mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.

Bake 7-8 minutes. (since I used bigger balls I had to cook mine longer)
Cool 2 minutes on baking sheets. Place on cooling racsk to cool completely.

In the words of Rachel Ray: YUMMO!!

Aunt Jo's Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

1 1/2 c sifted all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 c butter flavored Crisco
3/4 c firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 c sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon hot water
1 cup chopped pecans
1-12 ounce package semi sweet morsels
2 cups uncooked oatmeal (not instant)
1 teaspoon vinlla extract

heat oven to 375 degrees F

Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt and set aside.

Cream together the shortnening and the sugars. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Gradually add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture, together with the hot water. When mixed well, add the pecans, choc chips, oaties and vanilla

Drop by teaspoonful onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes. (Again I used a medium cookie scoop so I had to bake mine a lot longer.)

Both were a hit and I plan on making them again......

1 comment:

  1. just stopping by to wish you and your lovely family a very happy new year!
    My life is still a whirlwind of changes - one of these days I will sit down and write a little about it in my blog. But for now - I do think of you guys sometimes :) and I do miss blogging actually. LEts see what 2008 will bring us.


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