Monday, November 26, 2007

Holiday cookie swap

I love cookies! There is nothing better than a soft gooey warm out of the oven KA cookie with a tall glass of cold milk. So I am trying to organize a cookie swap with my coworkers. I am trying to decide what type of cookie I am going to make. So far my thoughts are: KA chocolate chip cookies (kick-ass is the name William's coworkers gave these delicious favorites), molasses spice crinkles, snickerdoodles, lime meltaways, sugar cookies or russian tea cakes. If you leave a comment, please include your favorite cookies.

And here is the famous Kick-Ass Cookie recipe:

2 c. butter
2 c. b. sugar
2 c. sugar
4 eggs
2 t. vanilla

4 c. flour
1 t. salt
2 1/2 t. powder
2 t. soda

5 c. oats
24 oz choco chips
handful of cocont (about 1 cup or so)
sometimes nuts

cream the top group. mix the middle group - then add to the butter mixture. add the oats and coconut. then the chocolate chips and nuts (if desired).

bake at 375 for 6-8 minutes on an ungreased cookie sheet.

the thing about these cookies is the coconut makes them amazingly moist, but they don't keep well unless you freeze them (frozen they last a very long time). a full batch makes so many cookies you could almost eat your body weight in cookies (okay maybe that's just me). also, use the real stuff (butter, vanilla, chocolate, etc) if you want amazing cookies!

Added on 11/27/2007: this link is awesome - it has hundreds of cookies at your fingertips.


EKD said...

I am sad that those cookies never worked for me when I cooked them at home. At least I got to taste them straight from your kitchen :)

My favorite would be those or snickerdoodles.

yogamona said...

I don't think any cookie can top the home made buttery Spritz cookie around the holidays. The dough is pushed through molds to create Christmas trees, stars and flowers which are then decorated with whatever floats your boat. I also love the German cookie Pfeffernusse - they are so spicy and have a wonderful glaze on top - a great holiday tradition!

Principessa said...

This recipe is similar to my mom's Goodie Cookie recipe. The difference is she also has cornflakes and raisins in hers. I like to use chocolate covered raisins, the more chocolate the merrier!