Cookies!!

It’s cookie season!  I have been craving all kinds of cookies lately and I finally got in the kitchen and did some baking.

Here’s what came out of the oven this year.

Chocolate Marshmallow Pillows

Chocolate cookies with marshmallows on top and covered in chocolate.  Mmm….  So chocolate-y you need a whole gallon of milk to wash them down!

Buckeye Delights

Chocolate and peanut butter. Can’t go wrong with that combination.  They are supposed to be covered in chocolate too but I left that out on these ones because the Chocolate Marshmallow cookies were a bit too chocolate-y.

Raspberry Thumbprints

I love raspberry jam!  I skipped the white chocolate drizzle.  I’m not really a fan of white chocolate. I think next time I will find different recipe for these, they were too sugary.

Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies

The cream cheese frosting really makes these oatmeal cookies reminiscent of carrot cake.  Chewy and delicious.  I left out the nuts and I might add a little nutmeg next time. These were definitely my favorite this year!  Yum, yum, yum.  You need to try these.

Caramel Macchiato Thumbprints

For this I used a bold instant coffee in place of the instant espresso.  I would recommend cutting it in half though because these have an intense coffee flavor.  The caramel and chocolate do a good job cutting the coffee flavor though.

Peanut Blossoms

This recipe is from a cookbook put out by the town I grew up in.  I’m not sure which year it was put out but it was at least 15 yrs ago.  Everyone from town was encouraged to put in their favorite recipe and my Grandma was on the book committee.  Here’s the recipe:

Sift together:

1 3/4 cups sifted flour

1 tsp. soda (baking soda)

1/2 tsp. salt

Cream together:

1/2 cup shortening

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

Add 1 unbeaten egg

2 Tbsp. milk

1 tsp. vanilla        Beat well.

Blend in dry ingredients gradually.

Shape by rounded tsp. into balls Roll in sugar, place on ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake 375 (F) for 8 min. Remove from oven and put solid milk chocolate candy kiss on top of each cookie, push down so cookie cracks around edge. Bake 2 to 5 min. longer.

Contributed by Edna Woodward

Everyone loves these classic cookies.  I made these ones with a twist using caramel filled kisses!

Snickerdoodles

Basically jazzed up sugar cookies.  Sugar cookies rolled in cinnamon and sugar. Yum.

There were two more cookies on the list that haven’t been baked yet.  Empire Biscuits, cookies that my Grandma would bake every Christmas.  She just passed away last month (the reason I didn’t blog much).  They will have to be made another day.  And Rainbow cookies (seven layer cookies)  a New York favorite that no one up here sells.  I love them but they are hard work to make, maybe another time.

The green platter in the photos was made by my mom.  Last year my sister and I gave her a gift certificate for classes at the local pottery shop.  She loved it, had a great time and made a bunch of pottery.

Wow! We have a lot of cookies now.  Everyone in the house took a platter full to work to share with their coworkers but there are still tons left in the house.

What has come out of your oven lately?  What’s your favorite cookie recipe?

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