Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Lost Recipes (okay, they really weren't lost)

I wouldn't be surprised if you found my name under the definition of the word Slacker: in the dictionary. I can't believe my last post was in April. I mean honestly, I told myself I was going to do better at updating. If not for my many adoring fans (yeah right) at least for journalism's sake. I don't want my posterity to think I was worthless.

As promised months ago, here are the remaining cookie recipes...

The "OREO" Cookie 

Mix Together... 
1 Devils Food cake mix
1/8 Cup of flour
3/4 Cup Shortening (cream)
then add 2 eggs

Roll into 1 inch balls

Bake at 350 Degrees for 8 min (remember oven times may vary) 

Let Cool.

1 8oz Cream Cheese
1 cube of butter or margarine
1 tsp. Vanilla
Powdered Sugar (this is added to your desired consistency) My personnel preference is a thicker frosting, so I add a little more than some may like. 

**Also, I always double the cookie recipe, that way I don't have left over frosting. The original amounts listed make the amount you see in the photo. (and I don't make mine very big)

The "Pumpkin Chocolate Chip" Cookie
*Courtesy of my Lil' Sister Rach. 


2 Sticks of unsalted butter (softened)
1 cup of sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 lg. eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
3 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. cloves (ground)
1/4 tsp. Nutmeg

*Preheat Oven to 350 degrees.
-Mix butter until smooth
-Beat in white and brown sugar
-beat in eggs one at a time
-mix in vanilla and pumpkin

*In a separate bowl, mix...
-all dry ingredients
-slowly mix this into the batter
-add choc chips

Bake 15-20 min. (Some prefer to bake on parchment paper) I've done both and don't really have a preference. 

The "Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter Cup" Cookie

There really isn't a recipe for these little joys. Here is a link to the original post. It should explain it...

"Best Chocolate Chip Cookie"  


1 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Butter (Cold)
2 Eggs (large)
2 tsp. Vanilla
3 or 4 Cups Chocolate Chips

2 1/2 Cups Flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt

*Cut butter into smaller pieces and mix briefly with sugars. (butter will be lumpy)
Add eggs and vanilla (mix briefly)

Add flour mixture (incorporate) *Personally I just prefer to dump it all in and mix. To each her own I guess.
Add Choc Chips (my fav. are the Nestle Milk Choc. and I put in a lot!)

Bake at 325-350 degrees, regular oven for 10-13 min. (each oven varies, mine takes 14 min, but then again it depends on the size of your cookie scoop)
Take out right before they look done.

* I love to add Walnuts to mine. I have also played around with this recipe and done a white choc. Mac nut. Also a mint choc chip. and I would like to try a butter scotch.

If you try any of these recipes or prev. recipes I've posted, please let me know how they turned out and whether or not you liked it. Maybe you added your own little twist. If so, I want to hear about that too!

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