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Monthly Archives: November 2010

I have a dear friend named Angelene.  She often produced many tasty delights in her kitchen, and had a knack for hospitality fit for a queen.  I have so many great memories of their family and mine, and though it is a wonderful and exciting thing to see God move in people’s lives….the tough part is when God moves people’s lives away from you. Like states away! God is always good…and he blesses us with unique friendships along the way….and then we must say “See you soon, or later, or whenever we possibly can”!  I learned so much from this lady, who’s family is now serving the Lord in Indiana,  and acquired many recipes along the way, this is a family favorite.

1/2 C butter

1/2 C shortening

1 1/4 C packed brown sugar

1/2 C malted milk powder

2T choc syrup

1T vanilla

Beat together and then add

1 egg

combine

2C flour

1t baking soda

1/2t salt

sift together

gradually add to the wet ingredients

then add

1 1/2 C semi-sweet choc chunks

1C choc chips

Drop by T on cookie sheet, bake 10 min @ 375

So Stinkin Good

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It has become a tradition in our home for us to give cookie dough as Christmas gifts. Family members look forward to it, and teachers have even jokingly fought over who would get the “Hill kid” in their class and thus received the coveted cookie dough for Christmas. I love it also, having homemade wonderful loveliness frozen in a sweet little roll in the freezer and ready for me to pop those little wonders in the oven.  Just follow the recipe  and right before the baking part, put the dough in a freezer safe tub, or roll it in freezer paper and tie the ends with raffia.  Then freeze for up to 3 months. Many of you have asked, so here are some of our best…

Jaiden Leigh’s White Chocolate Butterscotch Cookies
(adapted from the Martha Stewart’s Baking Handbook)
sift together
1 3/4 C flour
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
set aside, then in mixer with paddle attachment mix
2T unsalted butter
3/4 C shortening
1 1/4 C packed dark brown sugar
1 large egg
1T vanilla
after well blended, add dry ingredients, then stir in
8oz quality white chocolate chopped into 1/4 inch pieces
drop by T on cookie sheet and bake @350 for 15 min

These are by far one of the best cookies we have ever had. Don’t be fooled by the fact there is not a single butterscotch ingredient in them, they are fab. And it seems like you have placed little pillows of white chocolate in the center of each cookie…yum

Grammy’s Chocolate Cookies
not to be confused with my grammy…I have no clue who’s grammy this recipe came from but she is welcome in my home anytime!

Sift together
2C + 2T flour
1t baking soda
1/2 t salt
3/4 C cocoa powder
set aside

Mix with paddle attachment the following
10oz unsalted room temp butter
2 lg eggs
2C sugar
2t vanilla
mix well then add dry ingredients, mix till well incorporated
chill in fridge for 1 hour
preheat oven to 350
scoop by Tablespoon and form into ball, roll balls in sugar and bake 10-12 min cool 5 min, transfer to cooling rack
Your life will never be the same after you try these ones!

Levi Mac’s Cowboy Cookies
sift together
2C flour
1t baking soda
1t salt
1/2 t baking powder
set aside
mix together with paddle attachment the following
2 sticks softened unsalted butter
3/4C sugar
3/4 C brown sugar
then add 2 eggs one at a time
then add 1t vanilla
add flour mixture and also add 1 1/2 C oats
then add
6oz semi-sweet choc chips
3/4C pecans
1/2C shredded coconut
drop by Tablespoon full on cookie sheet and bake 11-13 min @350

White Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookies
Sift together
2C flour
3/4t cinnamon
3/4t salt
3/4t baking soda
set aside
blend the following with paddle attachment
1C butter
3/4 C sugar
1 1/4 C brown sugar
then add 2 eggs, one at a time
1t vanilla
then add dry flour mixture
mix till well incorporated
add 3 1/2 C oats
1C dried cherries
1C white chocolate chips
mix till well incorporated
drop by tablespoon full on cookie sheet and bake 12-14 min @ 350