Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Easiest Cookie Recipe!

This recipe is the easiest cookie I have found to make.  If you don't have a lot of time this is great.  It is courtesy of  The Aunt Bee's Delightful Desserts book.  Yes from the Andy Griffith show!    Try it and you will agree!



Carolina Moon Chocolates

1 package dark chocolate cake mix
1/2 cup cooking oil
2 large eggs
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Blend cake mix, oil and eggs.  Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.  Drop from a spoon, leaving room to expand.  Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes.  Makes 3 to 4 dozen.

Enjoy!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Sugar Cookie Truffle Cups

These were so easy to make.  This is a Betty Crocker recipe.  There are so many things you can do with their sugar cookie mix!  

Garnish
3
oz semisweet baking chocolate
1
tablespoon shortening
Cookie Cups
1
pouch Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
1/4
cup butter
1
egg
Filling
2
cups dark chocolate chips (12 oz)
3/4
cups heavy whipping cream

There are a couple of things I did differently.  I reversed the dark chocolate and the semi sweet chocolate.  I bought a dark chocolate candy bar and made the curls out of that.  Also, you need to wait until the filling cools down before you put the curls on or else they will melt! 

Heat oven to 375°F. Lightly spray 24 mini muffin cups with cooking spray.
 In medium microwavable bowl, microwave semisweet baking chocolate and shortening on High until smooth and melted. Pour onto ungreased cookie sheet. Using spatula, smooth chocolate into a thin layer; set aside to harden.
In large bowl, mix Cookie Cup ingredients until a crumbly dough forms. Shape dough into small balls; place each into muffin cup.

Bake 10 to 11 minutes or until set and very light golden brown (dough will puff slightly). Using end of rolling pin handle or spoon, press indentation in center of each cookie to form cup. Cool completely in pan, about 15 minutes. Remove cookie cups from muffin cups to cooling rack.

Meanwhile, to make curly chocolate shavings, use metal spatula to scrape a thin layer of chocolate from metal cookie sheet by sliding spatula edge quickly just under layer of hardened chocolate.

In small microwavable bowl, microwave dark chocolate chips and whipping cream on High until chocolate is melted; stir until smooth.



 Spoon filling evenly into each cookie cup. Press chocolate curls gently into center of each cookie cup. Let filling cool completely before serving. 


 I also got more then 24 cookies out of the recipe. I did have chocolate ganache left over as well! What can I make with that? 







Friday, December 09, 2011

My Holiday Craft This Year!


These were so much fun to make and easy too! 

Glitter!

Feathers!

I really like the black and red ornanments!