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Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

Requested Cookie Recipes

Seemed easier with a blog to give you the recipes. If you are an oatmeal-raisin fan like me, I think you will discover these are "special". Very unusual spice that I don't see in most recipes. People always love them and go "I can't quite put my finger on what I'm tasting". It's the cloves. I'm a big fan so maybe this is why I love this recipe and have made it uncountable times. Never had a disappointed fan!

DBCC (Death By Chocolate Chunk) are so well known in my office and other offices that they have their own acronym! Sorry whatever college that was--not yours! The toughest part of the recipe to me is finding the chunks. Whole Foods is one place I've seen a brand other than Nestles and Baker's Chocolate. I think both sites give you retailers in your area to find the chunks. I've hand-chopped chocolate and they are great but just not "chunky" as the precut ones. My scoop that I use is probably 1/4 cup. You will need a little muscle getting the chunks in the batter--there is barely enough batter to hold the chunks together.

Have fun baking, folks!! Ask questions if needed!


Death by Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Prep: 15 minutes
Bake: 15 minutes

1 3/4 cups flour(8 1/2 oz)
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup (1 - 1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar(3 1/2 oz)
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar(4 oz)
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
2 pkg. (12 oz. each) BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunks

HEAT oven to 375F.

MIX flour, baking soda and salt in medium bowl; set aside.
BEAT butter and sugars in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; beat well. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chunks. Drop by scant cupfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
BAKE 14 to 15 minutes or just until golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely on wire racks. Makes about 2 dozen. [22 cookies]
MAKE AHEAD: After cookies are completely cooled, wrap and place in plastic wrap in an airtight plastic container or zipper-style plastic freezer bag. Cookies can be frozen for up to 1 month. Bring cookies to room temperature before serving.

**Don't let the number of cookies fool you--these cookies are rich and loaded--most people can barely handle one at a time (sometimes once a day!). I also don't recommend doubling the recipe. The one time I did--they baked badly. I have doubled the recipe by making it twice, stirring in the chunks, then putting the two batches together. I think because the batter is so slight--you can't cover the chunks well with a huge batch. Once all is mixed, the two bowls easily come together and bake fine.


Beth's Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

With a little experimenting, I came up with these chewy, spicy, oatmeal raisin cookies. They make your kitchen smell wonderful while they are baking. They almost remind me of Christmas because the spices smell so good.
Prep Time: approx. 15 Minutes.
Cook Time: approx. 12 Minutes.
Ready in: approx. 50 Minutes.
Makes 3 dozen (36 servings). [46 cookies w/mid scoop]
Printed from Allrecipes, Submitted by Beth Sigworth

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup butter flavored shortening (comes trans-fat free now)
1 cup packed light brown sugar (8 oz)
1/2 cup white sugar (3 1/2 oz)
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (7 1/2 oz)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups rolled oats (9 oz)
1 cup raisins (6 oz) [I think the raisins are light--I do 1 1/2 cups (9 oz)]

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a large bowl, cream together the butter, butter flavored shortening, brown sugar, white sugar, eggs, and vanilla until smooth. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt; stir into the sugar mixture. Stir in the oats and raisins. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto
ungreased cookie sheets. 3 Bake 10 to 12 minutes until light and golden. Do not
overbake. Let them cool for 2 minutes before removing from cookie sheets to cool completely. Store in airtight container. Make sure you get some, because they don't last long!

**The oatmeal-raisin double well (maybe for some freezing or shipping?). No problems doubling for a big batch!

Yum...I will add to my LGrant blogs and bakes book. That's a catchy title dont ya think?
Leslie   Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Sings to me! :) Hope you enjoy the recipes as much as the folks I've made them for. :)
LGrant   Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Thanks for the recipes!! I love chocolate, so these sound amazing!!
Sarah S.   Wednesday, June 18, 2008
I just made a wonderful discovery.....that we can print these pages and I don't have to copy these recipes down by hand!!!! Wooooohooooooo!!!

Thank you very much for the recipes, Linda. Can't wait to try them!!
!   Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Can't wait to see the results, Mrs. Shoo!
LGrant   Wednesday, June 18, 2008
! , I think your kids use a word that says it all...Woot. Is that a midwest word or something they made up?
Leslie   Wednesday, June 18, 2008
It comes from a generation other than mine!!
!   Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Mom don't you have a trip to get ready for? What are you doing on the computer? You're grounded.
Dave Heinzel   Wednesday, June 18, 2008
I like it.
Leslie   Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Rut Row...Somebodys in trouble!
Leslie   Wednesday, June 18, 2008
LOL...the cookies did it, Dave. If I had baked her cookies to eat while she got ready--she'd be done, waiting for everyone else!
LGrant   Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I know exactly what I am doing this weekend for sure, getting my silpat and baking a batch of yummy, yummy cookies.
SA Tenor   Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Let me know what you think, SA, after the baking binge!
LGrant   Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Dave, for your information, I'm all packed and ready to go!!! So there!
!   Wednesday, June 18, 2008
You can't be completely packed - I'm still HERE!!!
Angi   Wednesday, June 18, 2008
FitNotFat   Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Mom SCORED again! I think he was Dave-Rolled.
LGrant   Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Don't look, Fit!! Remember your goal! :)
LGrant   Wednesday, June 18, 2008
I am baking the peanut butter pound cake tonight!!!
Betsy   Thursday, June 19, 2008
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