Saturday, December 17, 2011

Andes Mint Surprise Cookies

Gee, just one more week until the big day, so only so many more days for baking cookies.  I found this recipe and knew I had to make it.  This is another cake mix cookie so it has just a few ingredients and you get a quick and tasty cookie.  And who does not love Andes Mints !!!

Andes Mint Surprise Cookies
From 101 More Things to Do With a Cake Mix
By Stephanie Dircks Ashcraft

  • 1 chocolate or devils food cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 28 to 32 individual Andes mints, unwrapped
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. With spoon mix cake mix, eggs and oil together in a bowl.
  3. Flatten a ball of dough ( about a tablespoon) around chocolate mint.
  4. Make sure candy is completely covered with dough.
  5. Bake 8 to 12 minutes.
  6. Remove cookies and place on rack to cool.
These cookies will remind of of Girl Scout thin mints YUM.

These cookies would make another great addition to your Christmas cookie tray.  As you can see in the picture above you still see a lot of the mint that has not melted.

The Bread Fairy will have new bread recipes in the coming New Year, stay tuned !!



The Bread Fairy

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Cape Cod Oatmeal Cookies - Ode to Dad

These were my Dad's favorite oatmeal cookie.  So this is for Dad.

Cape Cod Oatmeal Cookies
from the Fannie Farmer Cookbook

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg lightly beaten
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup melted shortening
1/2 cup melted butter or margarine
1 tablespoon molasses
1/4 cup milk
1 3/4 cups uncooked oatmeal
1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and the salt together in a large bowl.  Stir in the remaining ingredients. Arrange by teaspoonfuls on ungreased or parchment lined cookie sheets and bake until the edges are brown about 12 to 15 minutes.

These cookies took 14 minutes in my oven.  They are kinda different because they contain no brown sugar and stay soft and chewy.  My favorite kind of cookie.

So there you have it another great cookie to add to your Christmas baking list !! I hope you like them as much as my Dad did !!!


Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sugar Cookies

As I go through the month I bookmark and print recipes to try and here is one for Lofthouse Sugar Cookies from Mother Thyme  If you have not been to visit this blog YOU MUST.  She has some great recipes and pictures that will make you want to stop in your tracks and cook or bake something up.

This recipe calls for cake flour which I do not keep around the house so I used this substitution that I found on line. For every cup of all purpose flour remove 2 tablespoons and replace it with 2 tablespoons of cornstarch and sift, sift, sift and resift at least 5 times.

Make sure you plan well because this cookie dough must rest in the refrigerator for one hour or I think you could do it overnight. 

These cookies are big, soft and YUMMY !!!

I did not make the icing as I wanted to try them naked and with some sprinkles and colored sugar so that is what I did.  The next time I make them and there will be a next time I will make the icing.

So here are a couple of pictures of the finished products.  If you would like the recipe for these great cookies please click on the links above and they will take you to the recipe.

I recommend this recipe very highly and if you do make them please go leave a nice comment at Mother Thyme.

These are going to be on my holiday cookie platter !!

Until next time........


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