Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Delicious, Delicate Butter Cookies and Frosting

I know I know, another cookie recipe. You are probably saying that I should change the title of this blog to AdventuresWithCookies. These cookies are SO good though I HAD to share. Me and Big A made a batch for Valentines Day and they disappeared VERY quickly.

Enjoy this recipe and once again, sorry for the extra pounds it may add :)

Butter Cookies and Frosting
Makes 35 cookies (yes I have not been able to squeeze 36 out of the recipe)

3/4 cup sugar
1 cup butter, room temperature
2 egg yolks
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
¼ tsp. salt

2 Tbl. butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
pinch of salt
milk (usually 2-3 Tbl.)
Food coloring if desired
1. Preheat oven to 350F.

2. Beat the butter and sugar together.  Add egg yolks and vanilla, mix well.

3. Add the flour and salt and mix until combined.
4. Shape into 1 inch balls. (I use a cookie scoop for uniformity)  Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet.

5. Use a flat bottomed glass dipped in sugar and flatten cookies to about 1/4 inch thick.

 6. Bake for about 12 minutes. (I rotate the pan at 6 minutes for even cooking)

   Allow to cool on cookie sheet

For Icing:

1.  Mix Butter, Powdered Sugar, Vanilla and Salt

2.  Add milk to desired consistency
     (also add 1-2 drops food coloring if desired, I did pink this time)
*Note this amount only frosts 2 dozen cookies for me, Which is good since my Hubby hates frosting (Seriously who hates frosting?? ), I leave one dozen plain, if you want to frost the whole batch I’d double the recipe.

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Super Bowl with the AMAZING Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Superbowl was a blast this year. We didn't really care which team won this year but we had a great party with lots of friends and good eats. Here are a few pics of the preparations.
One hit was my Chocolate Chip cookies and I am sharing the recipe below. Mix up a batch and enjoy but don't blame me for the extra weight you might gain!

Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 Cups Crisco

1 Cup Brown Sugar

2 Cups Sugar

4 Cups Flour

4 eggs

4 tsp Vanilla

¾ tsp salt

2 tsp Baking Soda

3 Cups Chocolate Chips (I use 1 ½ Milk Chocolate and 1 ½ White Chocolate)

Mix all ingredients, Fold in chocolate chips (I divide the dough and make half milk chocolate, Half White Chocolate then mix 1/3 of each of those together for some that are both Milk and White)

Bake 350 degrees for 12 minutes( I rotate the pan at 6 min for even baking)

Makes 9 Dozen ( You can “half” the recipe but I always regret it when I do, they go FAST!)