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Monday, November 3rd, 2008

I really have gotten into these 2-bite cookies. Not only do you make more cookies per recipe but Merrick assures me that you feel totally guilt-free eating lots of them because they are so small. Here's my beloved Beth's Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie. I think the recipe is unique because of the cloves added. It's incredible. If you like oatmeal-raisin, you should try this version.

I love this photo due to the mirror image of the cookie--very sweet (no pun intended)

Torture, I can smell them baking here in NC!

Question, have you ever accidentally over softened butter for a recipe-like turned it liquid instead of "soft"? I had a near disaster this weekend and I cut down on the other liquid ingredients and it came out ok but a little dense.
dannie   Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Oh, yeah--been there, done that. I just tossed it in the frig or freezer for a couple of minutes to firm it back up. During the really hot parts of summer when I attempted to bake in my 80 degree kitchen, the butter nearly ran from just sitting on the counter!! That's when you find a recipe that calls for melting the butter...like these chocolate-pumpkin spice cookies. Those are great since you melt rather than soften. LOL

I've also had the opposite problem with butter that is hard as a brick because I keep my house so cool so I have to put it on the oven to warm a little while the oven preheats or in the microwave on a low setting to relax it a bit. But, I've had problems with the batter being too dry because the butter is too cold...goes both ways!
LGrant   Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Thanks, I didn't think about puting i back in the freezer, oh well I'm sure there will be another opportunity!
dannie   Tuesday, November 4, 2008
I have so much fun with temperature at my house--I'm always thinking about how to make it work. Either it is too hot in the summer or too cool in the winter since I keep my house very cool. Butter and I work it out. :) Nuke it if it is too cold; chill it if it is too soft. :)

Glad I could be of help!! Just don't freeze it too long--just long enough to firm it up or you will be back to softening it again. LOL
LGrant   Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Your pictures of your baked goods are always a delight to the eyes and the taste buds!!!
stheinz   Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Linda, thanks so much for the awesome, random package of cookies you sent us! WOW! What a nice surprise!
Denny Deaton   Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Election Day Cookies--either to celebrate or commensorate. :) Hope you enjoy them! There are TCC and DBCC in the box. Maybe you can pretend they are candidates and eat the one that you want gone. LOL

LGrant   Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Thanks, Steve. Working on it. Unlike birds and raccoons, I don't have to have a zoom lens to take photos of cookies. :)
LGrant   Tuesday, November 4, 2008
I made a batch tonight. The cloves are very subtle but you are right they are a magic touch. After being sick for a week with bronchitis all I wanted was some homemade cookies and a big glass of milk. I used golden raisins and dark brown sugar because thats what I had on hand. Richard and I just each ate about 6. Very good and moist. I will now use this recipe whenever I need some TLC.!!!
dannie   Monday, November 17, 2008
Glad to hear you enjoyed them, Dannie. I don't know what the cloves do but they really make this cookie rock. Glad to hear they are TLC for you and your bronchitis. Sometimes it takes stronger, more homey flavors like that to help us recover. :)

We have a new cookie acronym! TLC Cookies! LOL
LGrant   Tuesday, November 18, 2008
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