Yum...cookies. Everyone likes some kind of cookie. I had to make my Christmas Cookie trays early this year as Mike and I went south for the early part of winter. This year I also got to use my new apron that a friend of mine made. She lets you choose your fabric and off to her sewing machine she goes:)
Here is the pattern I chose because I am just a bit old fashioned:)
My new apron:
You can visit my friends page here:
Aprons and Bags By Dogmom Diva
Now for some cookies:
Not Too Thin Chocolate Chip Cookies
I have a problem with my chocolate chip cookies coming out too thin so I have adjusted my normal recipe.
Getting my ingredients ready:
Mixing the butter and sugars together.
Adding the eggs and Vanilla to the wet bowl. Getting ready to add the flour, baking soda, and salt.
Mixed it up and added the chips.
I like to put it in a smaller bowl and bake a tray a day. This way they are always fresh. I will also wrap the dough and put it in the freezer.
Ah...finally not to thin:)
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups chocolate chips...I like Ghiradelli
PREHEAT oven to 375° F.
COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.
BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
My Cookie Trays:
I made a mixture of favorites:
Mini Pecan Pie muffins
Oatmeal and Cranberry with White Chips
Raspberry Oatmeal Cookie Bars
And of course we can't forget our fur babies. Here is a tray for some friends dogs.
Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits...recipe to follow
Healthy Peanut Butter Dog Treats
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup skim milk
1 cup natural peanut butter
1 Tbl. baking powder
Mix together. It will be a stiff dough. Knead a few times and roll out to about 1/4" thick. Put on cookie sheet and bake on 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
They can be stored in the refrigerator or freezer if not eaten within a few days.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my cookie trays. Next year I want to add some candy. It seems I always have at least 10 more recipes than I can make, lol. So many recipes so little time:)