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Friday, December 7, 2012

Virtual Cookie Exchange

Ok, so it's this time of the year, and Jenn, over @ Treasuring Life's Blessing, is hosting a Virtual Cookie Exchange party, so I thought I would join.

 Today was our first cookie day of the season and I decided to try a new sugar cookie recipe, and also make chocolate chip cookies since for my younger boy, if we do not make chocolate chip cookies we have not made cookies.

So here we go:

Amish Sugar Cookie

1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine
1/3 cup cooking oil
1 eggs
2 tbs water2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon vanilla or almond flavoring

Mix granulated sugar, powdered sugar, butter, and cooking oil together.
Add eggs,  and 
vanilla, mix again.
Mix together flour, cream of tartar, and baking soda, and add to the creamy mixture. Mix to blend.
Drop small balls of dough on cookie sheet.
Then slightly flatten dough with the back of a spoon dipped in water.
Bake in oven at 375 degrees.
Bake for about 10-12 minutes or until lightly brown.

I had Zach decorate them and I hanged a couple on the tree (before baking I made a hole at the top of the cookie to leave space for a thread.

Chocolate lovers' dream cookies (from Taste of Home)

  • 6 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup white baking chips (did not use this as I did not have any)
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
In a large bowl, beat the oil, butter and sugars until well blended. 
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. 
Combine the flour, cocoa and baking powder; gradually add to oil mixture and mix well. 
Stir in chips.
Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. 
Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until edges begin to brown. 
Cool for 1 minute before removing from pans to wire racks. 

Now enjoy and happy baking!



Jenn said...

Thanks so much for participating! :) Funny you posted the Amish sugar cookies as I live right in the heart of amish country in Pa. Also, I am a field editor for Taste of Home, so it was neat to see one of their recipes as well. :) Have a blessed Christmas!

Mary said...

Mmmmmmmm....they look delish!

Kym Thorpe said...

My hubby was just asking me for "reverse chocolate chip cookies" yesterday. Very much like the chocolate cookie recipe you shared. Looks delicious!

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