Wednesday, December 18, 2013

{December 18th} Happy National Bake Cookies Day with More Cookie Recipes

Do you need an excuse to bake this time of the year? If so today is the day to bake. Many of us are joining together to celebrate National Bake Cookies Day! I am baking 3 types of cookie recipes today as well as some non bake Christmas goodies for my open house this weekend. What are some of your favorite cookie recipes? Share them with me. If you have been following my blog the past month then you have caught some of my 30 Days of Christmas Goodies which has included some tasty cookie recipes. 

If you are looking for some new ideas to bake today then try the below cookies from guest chef Maria Zoitas’ who is the creator of “Maria’s Homemade” line of prepared food sold exclusively at Westside Market NYC. Each batch makes 24 cookies! They are all easy to make and would make great gifts for Christmas. 


Peanut Butter Cookies

INGREDIENTS
·         1 Stick unsalted butter
·         ¾ Cups smooth peanut butter
·         ½ Cup granulated sugar
·         ½ Cup packed dark brown sugar
·         1 Egg
·         ½ Teaspoon pure vanilla extract
·         ¼ Cup all-purpose flour
·         ½ Teaspoon baking soda.

DIRECTIONS
1.       Preheat oven to 350⁰F.
2.       In an electric mixer bowl, add butter, peanut butter, sugars, egg and vanilla extract. Mix ingredients at medium speed until they are thoroughly combined.
3.       In a medium bowl, sift flour and baking soda together. Add this to the electric mixer bowl and blend to combine.
4.       Scoop out 2 tablespoons of dough, shape them into balls, and place them 3 inches apart on a prepared baking sheet.
5.       Dip the balls of dough in warm water and flatten them slightly and place them back onto a buttered baking sheet.
6.       Sprinkle each cookie with a few peanuts.
7.       Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes.
8.       Remove from oven and let them cool off on a wire rack at room temperature.




Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
INGREDIENTS
·         1 Stick softened butter
·         1 Egg
·         1 Cup sugar
·         1 Cup all-purpose flour
·         ½ Cup dark seedless raisins
·         ½ Cup flat rolled instant oatmeal

DIRECTIONS
1.       Preheat oven to 350⁰F.
2.       Mix the butter and sugar together until well combined. Add the egg and mix well.
3.       Stir in flour, then dark raisins and oatmeal.
4.       Use an ice-cream scooper to scoop out and shape the dough into balls.
5.       Place the balls 2 inches apart on an 18x9 inch sheet pan, and then flatten them until they are ¼ inch thick.
6.       Place the sheet pan into the preheated oven and bake for 8-10 minutes.
7.       Remove cookies from oven and place them on a wire rack to cool off.

Check below for my list of 30 Days of Christmas Goodies and Cookie Recipes! There is something for everyone!

holiday desserts

More Cookie Recipes, Holiday Drinks, and Christmas Goodies



1 comment:

BerryMorins Bits & Tips said...

I really enjoy baking cookies during the Christmas holidays.

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