Monday, January 08, 2007

Just for you, Sarah

This post is especially for you, Sarah. I'd hate for you to have to look any longer at a hunky guy! Not to mention, we're complete kindred spirits when it comes to our love of COOKIES! Are these pictures a tad more appealing?

So, here's the deal. I made some cookies for the holidays for Ed's office. Everyone LOVED them! People asked for the recipes and sent emails saying how great they were. I thought I'd share the recipes with my dear friend Sarah, who's always looking for a good cookie...
Easiest Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies:
1 (18.25 oz.) package chocolate or yellow cake mix (I prefer the yellow)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs
1 cup semisweet chocolate morsels
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Beat the first 3 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until batter is smooth. Stir in chocolate morsels and pecans. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool. Makes 4 1/1 dozen (although I've never come out with more than 3 dozen)
Chocolate Mint Cookies:
3/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
2 Tablespoons water
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
36-48 Andes mints
In large saucepan, over low heat, cook butter, sugar and water until butter melted. Add chocolate chips and stir until partially melted. Remove from heat and continue to stir until chocolate is completely melted. Pour into a large bowl and let stand 10 minutes to cool. At high speed, beat in eggs one at a time into chocolate mixture. Reduce speed to low and add dry ingredients, beating until well blended. Chill dough 1 hour. Preheat oven to 350. Roll into balls and place on ungreased baking sheets, 2 inches apart. Bake 8-10 minutes. While baking, unwrap Andes mints and divide each in half. When cookies come out of the oven, put 1/2 a mint on each cookie. Let it sit for 5 minutes until melted, then spread like frosting. Let sit or refrigerate until "frosting" hardens. Makes 3-4 dozen.

1 comment:

Sarah said...