Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Me. Want. COOKIES!

Cookies are a weakness of mine. The sprinkles and the frosting are too tempting. I can't pass them up. They call out to me, beckoning me. It's a curse, I tell ya, and you can see it plainly on my size 16 behind. It's that time of year and everyone is baking cookies or making candy or some other sinful fattenting thing that tastes so good it should be illegal.

I like to bake cookies for my kids and send them to them in the mail and this is the recipe I like to use. I don't frost them though, the icing gets too smoshed. Just sprinkles. sometimes I put in a can of store bought frosting so they can decorate them themselves.

What is your favorite cookie?


2 cups butter or margarine, softened

1 pkg. (8 ozs) cream cheese, softened

2 cups sugar

2 egg yolks

1 tsp. vanilla extract

4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add sugar, egg yolks and vanilla; mix well. Gradually add flour. Cover and chill 2 hours or until firm.Roll out on a floured surface to 1/4 in.thickness. Cut into 3-in. shapes; place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until set (not browned). Cool 5 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool. YIELD: about 7 dozen.

(that graphic is a book cover for FOOD! illustrated by Mike Pantuso. You can find it on amazon.com if you like)

1 comment:

Diana said...

This is one of our favorite cookies. My husband is a Huge cookie fan like you Pip. I'd rather have cheese cake or pecan pie or just Solid Chocolate!! LOL!

Title: "Choc-Oat Chip Cookies" by: Nestle

1-3/4 C. flour
1 t. Baking Soda
1/2 t. Salt (optional)
1-1/4 C. packed Brown Sugar
1 C. (2 sticks) Butter softened
1/2 C. Sugar
2 large Eggs
2 T. Milk
2 t. Vanilla
2-1/2 C. Quick or Old Fashioned Oats (I used Old Fashioned)
2 C. semi sweet Choc. Chips
1 C. chopped Nuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 375*

Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl; set aside. Beat brown sugar, butter and granulated sugar in large mixing bowl until creamy. Beat in eggs, milk and vanilla; gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in oats, choc. chips and nuts; mix well. Drop by rounded Tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake for 9-10 minutes for chewy cookies or 12-13 minutes for crunchy cookies. Cool on baking sheets for 1 minute before removing...

Number Of Servings: About 4 Dozen