Friday, December 12, 2008

2nd Annual Cookie Recipe Roundup!!!

It's here, it's here!! The Cookie Recipe Roundup! My recipe this year is a two-parter. In the early 1980's Reese's introduced peanut butter chips for baking. I searched for a recipe for a chocolate cookie that called for chocolate chips so I could use the peanut butter chips instead. I found this recipe in the Better Homes & Gardens Homemade Cookies Cookbook. I have used it since and have never found a recipe using the pb chips that I like better. It makes a cake-like cookie that is not super sweet and compliments the pb chips. The basic cookie mix will actually make 3 batches of these cookies. Unfortunately there are no children around here so I have already made and eaten 2 batches. There are several other recipes in the BH&G cookie cookbook that use the basic cookie mix.
Basic Cookie Mix

4 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/3 cups shortening that does not
require refrigeration

In a large bowl thoroughly stir together first 4 ingredients. Cut in shortening till mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Can be stored in covered container up to 6 weeks at room temperature. For longer storage, place in freezer. To measure, lightly place in measuring cup; level with spatula. Makes about 8 1/2 cups.
From Better Homes and Gardens Homemade Cookies Cookbook

Peanut Chip Chocolate Drops

2 1/4 cups basic cookie mix.
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
2 1 oz squares unsweetened baking chocolate, melted & cooled.
1/2 cup Reeses Peanut Butter Chips( I actually use 3/4 cup)
1/2 cup chopped nuts(optional-I don't really like nuts in cookies)

Combine first 3 ingredients; beat well. Blend in cooled chocolate. Stir in peanut butter chips and nuts. Drop from teaspoon 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheet(I use ungreased nonstick). Bake at 375 for 10 - 12 minutes. Remove cookies to rack; cool.

For the next recipe at Teddies by Laura Lynn click here

1 comment:

shryl said...

You have two kiddies hovering around you!!!! Just waiting to help you out!!! Lexi and Lucy! They are probably the best beggars (besides Bill) in your whole area! Just kidding, I know for a fact, after eating your cookies while bowling ages ago, they are fantastic!