Saturday, December 5, 2009

Cookie Night!!!

While I had the extra kids at the house this weekend we decided to get a start on some holiday baking! There is the red velvet cookie recipe that I have wanted to try so badly - so - tonight was the night!

This is our final result. I used Mrs. SouthernBride's recipe for the red velvet cookies, and Jennifer's recipe over at This Girl Loves Pink for the peanut-butter chocolate chip cookies... MMM MMM GOOD!


Red Velvet Cookies
1 box red velvet cake mix
2 eggs
1/3 c oil

Preheat oven to 350
Mix all ingredients together
Roll dough into 1" balls and then roll in sugar
Place on cookie sheet
Bake 7-9 minutes
Sprinkle with sugar immediately after removing from oven
Cool 2-3 minutes, then move to cooling rack
Makes about 4 dozen

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies....

3/4 cup
Creamy Peanut Butter
1/2 cup butter softened
1 1/4 cups firmly packed
brown sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 3/4 cups All Purpose Flour
3/4 teaspoon
baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup semi
sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup granulated sugar for dipping fork.

PREPARATION DIRECTIONS:

1. HEAT oven to 350°F. Combine peanut butter, shortening, brown sugar, milk and vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended. Add egg. Beat just until blended.

2. COMBINE flour,
baking soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture at low speed. Mix just until blended. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2-inches apart onto greased baking sheet. Flatten slightly in a crisscross pattern with tines of fork that's been dipped in granulated sugar.

3. BAKE one baking sheet at a time 8 to 9 minutes, or until set and just beginning to brown. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet. Remove cookies to cooling racks to cool completely.
4. You can also leave the Chocolate chips out for a plain Peanut butter cookie if that's what you prefer!!

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

That's awesome!! I glad you liked the PB cookies, I'm going to try those red velvet ones too. They just look so festive!!