Monday, December 28, 2015

This year's Christmas cookie

It's fun to find a new cookie recipe you can try our for the holidays.  If you are still looking for one that's not all fancy schmancy but tastes wonderful, I have a great one  Introducing the "I want to Marry You" cookies from this blog.  I found them by scrolling through Pinterest and they did not disappoint.
The recipe made enough to fill these two containers for our cookie exchange at work, plus another container for the neighbors PLUS a couple sampled along the way!

I Want to Marry You cookies 
      
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 1/4 c. light brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. white sugar
  • 1 egg, plus one extra egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup uncooked rolled (or old fashioned) oats - not quick oats.
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips, extra for garnishing, if desired*
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, extra for garnishing, if desired*
  • 1 cup roughly chopped, toasted pecans, extra for garnishing, if desired*
Instructions
  1. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat until melted. Remove from the heat.
  2. Add the brown sugar and whited sugar and stir until sugars are incorporated and smooth. Chill the mixture for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from the refrigerator and stir in the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla.
  4. Add the flour, oats, baking soda, ½ teaspoon salt, and cinnamon and mix together.
  5. Stir in the white chocolate chips, chocolate chips and pecans.
  6. Roll by hand into medium-size balls or use a scoop, and place on sheet pans. If desired, tuck extra chips and pecans over tops of dough mounds for a lovely appearance.*
  7. Chill, on sheet pan for 30 minutes.
  8. Preheat the oven to 325˚F. Remove the cookies from the refrigerator and bake for 14-18 minutes, or until golden brown. Allow to cool for several minutes on pan, then transfer to cooling rack.
*Here is where mine differed.  I froze the dough til the day I was going to bake.  Then thawed it, cut it with a knife into "cubes" and baked them at 350 for 11 minutes.  
Same same.
Except mine look a lot less like a Pinterest pin and more like something that came out of your neighbor's oven.
I admit it was odd to melt the butter and sugar, but the resulting butterscotchy taste to the dough was WONDERFUL.  To package up the neighbor's cookies, I used the liner of a cereal box to help keep them fresh in the container.  I just filled the bag then folded down the excess into the container.
Then, once again, I will freeze them, as the neighbors will not be home until Saturday.  
At which point their cookies may or not inspire a marriage proposal....but I'm pretty sure they will enjoy them!





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1 comment:

Jenniferjuniper said...

I think I would marry the person who made me these!!

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