Thursday, December 04, 2014

Cookie is the magic word

I was going to write something else, but today's topic is cookies.  COOKIES!!  This baking girl has more cookie recipes than anything!!  I'll probably bake some today.  Actually, I bake pretty much every day.  My girls run off the bus and want to know what did you make for us today?  Their favorite is chocolate chip.  I have a few go to recipes, depending on my mood.  Sometimes I improvise and I don't always follow the recipe to the T.  I like to add a little something extra to see how they come out.  I'll throw in white chocolate chips or mini M&Ms to change it up a bit too.  One tip when baking chocolate chip cookies:  use real butter!  That fake margarine junk just doesn't bake the same.

Now if we are talking about CHRISTMAS cookies, that is an entirely different ball game.  There is one main recipe for Christmas cookies in this house.  Of course, I do the usual sugar cookie cut outs with my kids and try new ones that every year.  Those are all good but not as good as THE Christmas cookie.  I've actually written about them before.  Probably 35 years ago, my Mom ate some cookies made by a friend and just had to have the recipe.  Ever since then, we have made these every single year.  I usually make a double batch because they do not last long!!

My usual chocolate chip cookie recipe can be found here:  Betty Crocker's Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie

And here is the favorite:  my Mom's most awesome Christmas cookie ever!

Fruit Drop Cookies

1/2 cup oil
1 egg
3/4 cup white sugar
1-1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 cup candied mixed fruit
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Heat oven to 375. Combine oil, egg, and sugar; beat for 2 minutes. Mix 1 cup flour, baking powder, salt, and spices. Add to oil mixture. Mix remaining 1/2 cup of flour with candied fruit, raisins, and nuts. Drop by tablespoons full onto greases cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes until edges are golden brown.

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