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Yesterday morning I made a lot of cookie dough but managed to bake only the disasterous peppermint chocolate. Today I baked those really great Ice Cream Sundae cookies, some Rolo Chocolate
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More cookies - oh, happy day

posted at 12/10/2010 2:05 PM EST
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Yesterday morning I made a lot of cookie dough but managed to bake only the disasterous peppermint chocolate.
Today I baked those really great Ice Cream Sundae cookies, some Rolo Chocolate and some Caramel Thumbprints.



Re: More cookies - oh, happy day

posted at 12/10/2010 3:59 PM EST
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Hi Nancy, those cookies look great! Are those the cooling racks you were talking about? Some how I remember my mom having some like that.Those are much better than the others.

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posted at 12/10/2010 4:44 PM EST
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In Response to More cookies - oh, happy day:
Yesterday morning I made a lot of cookie dough but managed to bake only the disasterous peppermint chocolate. Today I baked those really great Ice Cream Sundae cookies, some Rolo Chocolate and some Caramel Thumbprints.
Posted by Nancy G


PLEASE, pretty please can I have the one on the far left, front row.  It appears to have a bit more of the chocolate drizzle on it.

Re: More cookies - oh, happy day

posted at 12/10/2010 6:53 PM EST
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Hi nikki - The ones on the left front are Chocolaty Caramel Thumbprints ....
I found them on BH&G site ....
http://www.bhg.com/recipes/desserts/cookies/chocolate-cookies/?page=16
They are SO pretty, taste so good
They are SO expensive to make, take so long, so much work, such odd things to buy.
I don't make many - just the one small batch and use them to "decorate" a plate of assorted cookies

Re: More cookies - oh, happy day

posted at 12/10/2010 7:03 PM EST
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The chocolate cookies in  the middle are Good!!
Again a lot of work and expensive to make but these are a major hit.

CARAMEL CHOCOLATE COOKIES
375 degrees -- greased sheet -- 7 - 10 minutes -- 4 dozen
2 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
 1 cup sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup butter/margarine softened
2 eggs
2 tsps vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans
4 oz vanilla candy coating

Combine flour, cocoa and baking soda - set aside.
Combine sugars and butter, beat until light and fluffy
Add vanilla and eggs - beat well
Add flour mixture, blend well and stir in 1/2 of the pecans

Heat oven to 375.  Shape 1 tblsp dough around a Rolo.  Press one side of
each ball into remaining pecans.  Place nut side up, 2" apart.
Bake at 375, 7 to 10 minutes until set and slightly cracked.
Cool 2 minutes and move to rack.  Cool completely,
Melt the vanilla candy coating (I use heavy plastic bag in microwave)
Drizzle over cookies.

Re: More cookies - oh, happy day

posted at 12/10/2010 7:05 PM EST
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LOL -- the others are the second best, second most popular cookie I make .... Ice Cream Sundae Cookies ... I add macadamia nuts.
You can find those right here.

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posted at 12/10/2010 9:54 PM EST
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They all look great..

Re: More cookies - oh, happy day

posted at 12/10/2010 10:09 PM EST
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Nanci - do try the Ice Cream Sundae cookies .... They are WONDERFUL.
http://www.verybestbaking.com/recipes/144569/Ice-Cream-Sundae-NESTLÉ-TOLL-HOUSE-Cookies/detail.aspx

My very favorite is White Chip Island Cookies
http://www.verybestbaking.com/recipes/32017/White-Chip-Island-Cookies/detail.aspx

I make cookies for a BIG group of people and they all, young and old, love these.

Re: More cookies - oh, happy day

posted at 12/11/2010 3:25 AM EST
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Nancy,  your picture reminded me of my mother, who has been gone a feew years now.  Every week she baked cookies for her grandkids, even when they were in college, she always had plenty for the church youth, neighbors, or just anyone.  My favorite ones are the carmel thumbprint ones and my mom would make them at Christmas or only special times, like you said they are costly and take more time.  Seeing the variety on the rack in your picture brought back the memory of her kitchen, and when I saw the carmel thumbprints I could not believe it, I was transported back in time!!!!!!!!!!!   Thanks so much.  Debi

Re: More cookies - oh, happy day

posted at 12/11/2010 6:58 AM EST
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Oh, Debi, thank you, you are so kind.
I don't have kids or grandkids but there are lots of people I love to bake for.
And I also love trying a new recipe.

Isn't it funny that my mother didn't like to bake AT A
LL?

Re: More cookies - oh, happy day

posted at 12/11/2010 7:56 AM EST
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I wish I was as motivated as you are!!  The cookies look GREAT!! Laughing

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posted at 12/11/2010 7:59 AM EST
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And now that swapped is back we have our special choices again.

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posted at 12/11/2010 11:38 AM EST
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Nancy, I checked out the recipe and it does look good.  A bit involved but not so much that it is not "doable".  I suppose you could "cheat" and make the cookie base as directed and rather than using the caramel mixture you could use a "rollo" candy in the center.  That would give you the caramel and the chocolate.  A bit less involved and it would save time in unwrapping all the little caramel squares.  And there are never enough in the bag because I have to check every once in a while to make sure they are "fresh". By the way that is a great site for cookies and other tasty delights.

Re: More cookies - oh, happy day

posted at 12/11/2010 1:26 PM EST
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Nikki -- if I do it - anyone can. lol.  It's just not an easy, fast one. 
And they are so very pretty on a plate.  For this batch I cut  too much from the corner of the plastic bag to drizzle/squirt the chocolate.  It's much prettier if the lines of the melted chocolate are thin.
 

Re: More cookies - oh, happy day

posted at 12/11/2010 4:32 PM EST
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All your cookies look delicious.  You are truly an artist.  I have been making a few cookies the past few days as we are going to a party on Sunday evening, and as usual I am assigned dessert.  I did make a pumpkin cheesecake, but am also bringing a plate of assorted cookies and peanut brittle.  I made spritz, ammaretto bars, a chocolate cookie with a marshmallow on top with chocolate drizzle and crushed peppermint candy, and a new recipe I found on the Food Network web site...real easy with only 5 ingredients by Claire Robinson.  It is a graham cookie base with pecans brown sugar and butter mixture on top, baked and then spread with melted bittersweet chocolate.  This one is my newest passion.

Re: More cookies - oh, happy day

posted at 12/11/2010 5:01 PM EST
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They look beautiful and so delicious too.

Re: More cookies - oh, happy day

posted at 12/11/2010 7:35 PM EST
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Barbara - when you have time, would you post that Claire Robinson recipe? 
lol - would you please post ANY cookie recipe
?

Re: More cookies - oh, happy day

posted at 12/12/2010 3:34 PM EST
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Sorry I've been slow posting anything, but I am in a big mess right now.  We are having hardwood floors put in, so our kitchen, living room, and dining room are a disaster zone.  Plus we have plastic over everything.  I had to empty my china cabinet as well as a big bookcase.  We have boxes in every room.

       Turtle  Graham Bars  courtesy Claire Robinson of the Food Channel

 Approx 14-15 graham crackers ( if each cracker is 5" x 2.5")
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
Kosher salt, to taste
12 oz. dark chocolate, finely chopped ( I use 60 %  or bittersweet)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Line a rimmed baking  sheet with a silicone mat.  Arrange the graham crackers in a single layer on the lined baking sheet.

Put the butter, brown sugar, pecans, and a pinch of salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil.  Boil for 2-3 min, stirring constantly.  Pour the butter mixture evenly over the graham crackers and bake for 15 min.  Remove and set aside.

Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in a glass bowl over simmering water.  Pour the chocolate over the toffee covered graham crackers and spread evenly.  Chill completely in the refrigerator for about 40 min. Cut into bars.  (Note : the bars will be irregular and look sort of like a brittle candy)

Re: More cookies - oh, happy day

posted at 12/12/2010 5:52 PM EST
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Thanks Barbara --  now a question ....
What without a silicone mat?  I don't own one .... can I get by without it?
It sounds SO good

Re: More cookies - oh, happy day

posted at 12/12/2010 11:18 PM EST
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I really don't know.  I think you could try parchment paper.  It gets very hot...boiling sugar mixture, so I really am not sure.
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