Chocolate Oatmeal Mint Cookies

Today I made Chocolate Oatmeal Mint Cookies!

42 oz sweetened condensed milk, 6 oz unsweetened chocolate, 2T mint extract, 3C oatmeal

Preheat oven to 350. Heat chocolate and milk until mixture no longer runs together when a finger is run along the back of the spoon, 12-15 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in extract. Add oats and blend well. Drop by Tbs onto greased cookie sheets. Bake 12-15 minutes, or until firm. Remove from sheets immediately.

Meringue Cookies

Today I made Meringue Cookies!

4 egg whites, 1 1/2C sugar, 2 pinches salt, 1 tsp cream of tartar, 12 oz mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 275F. Beat whites with salt until frothy.

Meringue Cookies

Add cream of tartar and beat until soft peaks form.

Meringue Cookies

Beat in sugar 2T at a time. Continue beating until whites are glossy and stiff, about 10 minutes.

Meringue Cookies

Fold in chips. Drop onto well-greased cookie sheets, 2T at a time.

Meringue Cookies

Bake 45-50 minutes, or until firm and dry on the inside.

Meringue Cookies

Lemon Cookies

Today I made Lemon Cookies!

1/2C butter, 1C sugar, 1 egg, 2T lemon juice, 2t lemon zest. 2C flour, 1t baking powder, 1/8t salt

[I tripled the recipe.]

Grease cookie sheets.

Lemon Cookies

Beat butter and sugar till well blended. Add egg, juice and zest. Blend well.

Lemon Cookies

Lemon Cookies

Lemon Cookies

Lemon Cookies

In separate bowl, mix dry ingredients. Add to butter mixture. Blend well. Shape dough into 2 logs, each 1 1/2″ in diameter and 6 1/2″ long. Wrap each in plastic. Chill 2-3 hours or more. Preheat oven to 350F. Cut logs into 1/4″ thick slices. Place 1″ apart on sheet. Bake 15 minutes or until edges are light brown. Cool on wire rack. Store airtight.

Lemon Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Snickerdoodles

Today I made Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Snickerdoodles!

1C butter, 1C crunchy peanut butter, 2 eggs, 4C flour, 2t baking powder, 1t salt, 1C packed brown sugar, 1C sugar, 2C chocolate chips, 1t cinnamon

Preheat oven to 325F. Cream butter with peanut butter.

Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles

Save 4T sugar for rolling. Blend in sugars. Then eggs.

Snickerdoodles

In separate bowl, mix dry ingredients except for cinnamon. Add to butter mixture.

Snickerdoodles

Stir in chocolate chips. Roll dough into walnut-sized balls. Mix 4T sugar and cinnamon. Roll balls in mixture.

Snickerdoodles

Bake for 15-17 minutes. Cool completely before removing from sheets.

Snickerdoodles

Sour Cream Cherry Chip Cookies

Today I made Sour Cream Cherry Chip Cookies!

3/4 cup butter, 3 eggs, 2/3 cup sugar, 5 1/4 cups flour, 3/4 tsp salt, 3/4 tsp baking soda, 1 TBS (yes) baking powder, 1 1/2 cup sour cream, 2/3 cup mini chocolate chips, 1-16 oz can pitted sweet cherries, drained

Preheat oven to 375F.

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Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well.

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Sift together dry ingredients. Set aside.

SourCrCherryChipCookies

Chop cherries and run through sieve.

SourCrCherryChipCookies

Add dry ingredients to egg mixture, alternating with sour cream, one cup at a time. Stir in chips and cherries.

SourCrCherryChipCookies

Drop by tbs onto greased cookie sheets.

SourCrCherryChipCookies

Bake 12-15 minutes, or until bottoms are lightly browned. Cool on racks. Eat.

SourCrCherryChipCookies

Chocolate Poppyseed Cookies

Today I made Chocolate Poppyseed Cookies!

1 8oz can poppyseed filling, 2 egg whites, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 12 oz chocolate chips, melted, 2 Tbs milk

Preheat oven to 300F.

ChocPoppySeedCookies

Melt chocolate chips. Beat egg whites, sugar and filling. Beat in melted chocolate chips and milk.

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ChocPoppySeedCookies

Spoon into pastry bag fitted with “rose” or “rosette” tip. Quickly pipe 1″ spirals onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper, as batter will stiffen.

ChocPoppySeedCookies

Bake 20 minutes. Remove from parchment paper. Cool. Eat.

ChocPoppySeedCookies