Tuesday, December 04, 2007

It's Cookie Time

Jessi Nagy is hosting a Cookie Party today! Click on her name to go to her site to see who all else is playing along.

I found the recipe below in a newspaper many years ago and it always gets rave reviews whenever I make it. It is a bar cookie but I try to make it this time very year. I often alter the extras that go in it since i do not like pecans and my family does. sop I have played with other chocolate morsels that go in it like White Chocolate and such in lieu of butterscotch and pecans

Blondie Cookie Recipe


2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, room temperature
2/3 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2/3 cup evaporated milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup butterscotch chips (feel free to add other flavors. I like white chocolate)
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 375°.
Grease and flour a 13x9x2-inch baking pan
Into one bowl, sift flour, baking powder, and salt.
In second bowl beat together butter & sugars until light and fluffy.

Add eggs, 1 at a time, beat after each addition.
Beat in evaporated milk & vanilla.
At low speed add flour mixture to butter and sugar mix.
Fold in chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and chopped nuts
Spread batter in pan.
Bake at 375° for about 25 minutes, or until blondies are golden brown.
Test with a toothpick at center and it should come out clean.
Cool blondies completely in pan.
Cut blondies into squares to serve.

*****Another Great Recipe*********

Ok so these are not technically cookies either, but around the Baxley house it isn't Christmas if these are not around to snack on during the Holidays. If you love Peanut Butter and Chocolate this is for you! This is a fun recipe to do make with kids.

Peanut Butter Balls

2 lbs of Powdered Sugar
2 Cups of Smooth Peanut Butter
(unless of course you want crunchy ones!) A hint here is to try and buy a Peanut Butter that is firm and doesn't have lot s of oil in it. If you can see the Peanut oil form at the top of the jar do not get that jar of Peanut Butter it will make rolling the balls difficult.
2tsp Vanilla
4 Sticks of Butter
( yes, this is not a recipe for anyone on a diet! It is best made with butter and not margarine.)

Cream together and form into bite size balls.

1 large bag of Semi Sweet chocolate chips
3/4 bar of Parfane Wax
(yes wax, the canning kind, but you never taste it. It just makes the balls nice and shiny)

Melt wax and chocolate in a double boiler. Dip balls into the chocolate. Let cool on waxed paper.
Very easy recipe just a little time consuming. I remember making these with my mom. I rolled and she dipped.


Junie Moon said...

I popped over from Jessi's Cookie Recipe Swap party to see your recipe. It sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing it.

Scrappy Jessi said...

hey girl!
these sound great!!!
thanks for coming to my party!
jessi nagy

Monica said...

oohh you had me when I saw the butterscotch chips! I will be trying these!
Thanks for sharing and happy Holidays~

Jessica said...

These both sound delicious! Thanks for sharing.