Cookies!

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  1. starjimstar

    starjimstar Well-Known Member

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    I am going to be making cookies. I want to try something new. Give me your favourite cookie recipes. (Please.)
     
  2. SkyMuffin

    SkyMuffin Well-Known Member

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    Recipe for The best snickerdoodles EVER.

    Wet ingredients:
    1 cup butter (2 sticks, heated)
    1 1/2 cups white sugar
    2 large eggs

    Dry Ingredients:
    2 3/4 cups flour
    2 teaspoons cream of tartar
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1/4 teaspoon salt

    In a small bowl:
    3 tablespoons sugar
    3 teaspoons cinnamon

    You will need:
    Measuring spoons
    Spatula for mixing or automatic mixer
    Two large bowls
    One small bowl
    Cookie sheet
    A spoon

    1. Mix the butter (creamed), sugar and eggs together in a large bowl.
    2. Combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt in another bowl.
    3. Blend the dry ingredients in with the wet ones.
    5. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
    6. (Optional) Chill dough, and chill an ungreased cookie sheet for about 10-15 minutes in the fridge.
    7. Mix 3 tablespoons of sugar and 3 teaspoons of cinnamon in a small bowl.
    7. Using a spoon, scoop out 1" globs of dough. Roll each ball of dough in the sugar mixture
    8. Place the globs on an ungreased cookie sheet, and bake 10-15 minutes, depending on temperature.
    9. Remove from the oven when the cookies look like they have risen.
    10. Cool for one or two minutes, then remove from pan.

    Note: These bake much better if they are directly on the pan, without tinfoil, and on a relatively thin sheet.

    If the cookies seem "flat", try increasing the temperature 50 degrees, or baking a little while longer.

    Do NOT use brown sugar, as this will make the batter sticky and much more difficult to mold.

    If the top of the cookies start to crack, then you've got everything right. A perfect cookie will be firm but soft.

    Makes roughly 24 cookies, plus one heart attack in forty years.
     
  3. Booch138

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    Snickerdoodles are... the best things evAr made.
     
  4. Balu`

    Balu` Well-Known Member

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    What the hell is a snickerdoodle?
     
  5. Booch138

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    The best thing you could ever ingest.
     
  6. Balu`

    Balu` Well-Known Member

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    Nah, the best thing must be a 'barackos gombóc' or some 'paprikás csirke nokedlivel'.
     
  7. LBG

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    Bacon Cookies

    4 slices bacon, cut into small pieces
    2 cups all-purpose flour
    1/2 cup butter or margarine, chilled
    1 egg
    1 pinch salt
    3 tablespoons heavy cream
    1 dash ground black pepper
    1 egg yolk, beaten

    Fry bacon pieces in a large skillet over medium heat until crispy. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels, and cool completely.

    Into a large mixing bowl, place the flour, butter or margarine, egg, salt, and heavy cream.

    Using the mixer's hook attachment, mix the contents of the bowl together until combined; then transfer the dough to the counter, and quickly mix with your hands.

    Knead in cooled bacon pieces and pepper.
    Roll up the dough into a log, to a diameter of about 1 1/2 inches. Wrap in aluminum foil, and refrigerate for 2 hours, until firm.

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Remove foil, cut dough roll into slices, and place slices on greased baking sheet. Brush each slice with beaten egg yolk.

    Bake in a preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes, until brown. Remove to a wire rack until cooled completely.
     
  8. starjimstar

    starjimstar Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Muff. Great suggestion. I can see those being a big hit.




    Thanks LBG. Umm, I like your hat.
     
  9. Booch138

    Booch138 Well-Known Member

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    This may be gross, but I am actually going to try those.
     
  10. RttaM

    RttaM Well-Known Member

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    I dislike SnickerDoodles.

    Go make some Chocolate & Peanut-Butter cookies then ship them too me. :D
     
  11. ninjackid

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    ♫C is for Cookie, Cookie is for me.♫
     
  12. starjimstar

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  13. SkyMuffin

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    you absolutely MUST cream the butter-- not melt-- or else your cookies will become flat instead of firm.
     
  14. starjimstar

    starjimstar Well-Known Member

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    Understood. But I really want to try using Demerara sugar. It can't be that bad, right?
     
  15. d1

    d1 Well-Known Member

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    Had this recipe stashed in my documents for the day I decide to bake:

    Uber Delicious Cookie Recipe, in IpodLady's own words:

    Oven temp = 350 (no need to turn on oven till after the dough is prepared, you will see why at end of recipe)

    Ingredients:

    2 sticks butter (NOT margarine), room temperature
    1/2 cup white sugar
    1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
    2 large eggs
    4 teaspoons vanilla extract (NOT the imitation stuff)

    2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
    (2) 12 ounce packages Nestle Tollhouse semisweet chocolate chips

    Directions:

    Step one:

    In large bowl:

    Cream the butter well.
    Add the white sugar and cream well again.
    Add the brown sugar, a little at a time, till that is also well creamed.
    Slightly beat your eggs and add to the butter mixture one at a time.
    Mix in the vanilla.
    *****
    Step two:

    In small bowl:

    Add the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Give it a little twirl or two to mix it all together.
    A little at a time, sift into the butter mixture, mixing until all the flour mix is well blended.
    Add the chocolate chips, a little at a time, till both bags are very well blended in.

    Step three:

    Place bowl, uncovered, in fridge for 60 mins or longer to set the dough up. We want this dough to cold and to remain cold.
    When your ready to cook the cookies, preheat oven to 350 with rack in middle. Use non stick pans, but NOT the black, dark
    pans or those super heavy professional pans. Those get too hot and mess up your cookies.

    Cooking:

    Place golf ball or larger dough hunks..(no need to "form" the dough into perfect balls) on cookie sheet, not more than six to a
    pan depending on the size of your pan. We need plenty room for cookies to expand. KEEP DOUGH REFRIDGERATED
    INBETWEEN BATCHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!

    VERY VERY IMPORTANT:

    This is the key to the cookie, so do not deviate from this step: Cook the cookies for about 9 - 10 minutes, depending on your oven.
    Remove cookies from oven even if they appear to be slightly underbaked. Place cookie sheet on wire rack and let cookies in pan for about
    4-6 minutes. Carefully remove them from pan and place on a second wire rack. Cool an additional 5 mins. The sugars in the cookie will remain hot and finish
    up the cooking process on their own. You can eat cookies when you move them to the second rack. They'll be really gooey but
    delicious.

    When all cookies are cooked and completely cool, place in baggies to keep fresh, which they will for several days.
    __________________________________________________

    So let us eat some cookies, spread the love, and remember the fantastic woman known to us as IpodLady.
     

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