Thursday, December 22, 2011

COOKIe TIMe

In my world, it's ALWAYS cookie time but the holidays are the perfect time to share them :)  Here are a few of our favorites and some new ones we're dying to try.

 
Happy Baking!!!


1.  Cinnamon Cream Cheese Cookies
2. Almond Sugar Cookie Trees
3.  THE BEST Oatmeal Raisin Cookies EVER

 
 
And here's one of our Family's Favorites for all you last minute bakers out there.
 
CHOCOLATE CARAMEL COOKIES
 

1 c. butter (2 sticks - softened)
1 c. sugar
1 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 c. cocoa powder
. . .

2 T. granulated sugar (to roll dough in)
48 Rolo Candies

Cream butter & sugars until smooth.
Add eggs & vanilla.

Combine dry ingredients in separate bowl: flour, baking soda & cocoa powder

Gradually add dry mixture to butter mixture.  Beat until completely combined and chill cookie dough in fridge for 2 hours.

After chilled, roll heaping tsp. of dough into ball then flatten with palm of hand.  Insert a rolo candy (unwrapped for all you literal peeps out there) into the center and reform ball around candy.  Dip dough into granulated sugar and place on cookie sheet.

Bake at 375 for 8 minutes, cool on sheet for 2 mins, then remove to cool...ENJOY!!!