Jun 282010

Today I made another batch of cookies. These ones are a little different but yummy all the same. I didn’t add the walnuts as I’m not really a fan!

the Ingredients


Going in the Oven

Just out of the Oven

My Racks!!

Blue Ribbon Chocolate Chip Treasure Drops

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 1/3 cups coconut
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup walnuts, finely chopped

Heat oven to 375  degrees.

In a small bowl, mix graham cracker crumbs, flour and baking powder. In  a separate large mixing bowl, beat the sweetened condensed milk and butter until  smooth.(a small hand mixer works well) Add Graham cracker crumb mixture; mix  well. Stir in coconut, chocolate chips, & walnuts.

Drop by rounded  tablespoons on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 9 or 10 minutes or until lightly  browned. Store these loosely covered at room temperature. Makes about 3 dozen.  They last DAYS if put in a tight plastic container.

This made 6 dozen.

Jun 242010

Deep in my freezer is a secret. Okay not really deep or a secret but still in my freezer (!) is a bag. This bag contains what I like to call the “mystery” chips. Do you ever just need 1/2 a cup of chips? What do you do with the rest of the bag? You put it in the freezer for Mystery Chips!!! For some reason mine usually contains a lot of toffee bits, which is just fine with me!! Anyway you can really use any chips for this recipe, I just used the Mystery Chips!!! And these cookies are quite good by the way and I have no idea where I got the recipes!

the Ingredients


Chocolate Mixing

Cookie Dough!

On the Sheet

Do you like my rack??

Chewy Chocolate Mystery Chip Cookies

2 cups flour
3/4 cup cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
2 whole eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups mystery chips, or any chips you want!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Sift together the flour cocoa powder,baking sodaand salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar.  Add eggs, one at a time, then vanilla. Add the dry ingredients and mix well. Finally, stir in the chocolate chips and nuts.

Drop cookies by rounded spoonfuls onto unprepared cookie sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Do not over bake!!! Cool on cookies sheets 2 minutes. Then EAT!!!!

Jun 152010

Today I wanted to make something with raisins, since I had a bunch of giant regular and golden raisins. I decided on this:

the Ingredients

Soaking the Raisins


the Dough

Dough Balls


Raisin Cookies

3 whole eggs, beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 1/4 cups raisins
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup sugar
2 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups quick-cooking oats

In a small bowl, combine the eggs, vanilla extract, almond extract and raisins. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour. Preheat oven to 350. Grease cookie sheets.

In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar and white sugar until smooth. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; stir into the sugar mixture. Mix in the raisin mixture until well blended. Stir in oats. Roll into 1 inch balls and place them 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

I have yet to try these (except for the dough, which was very yummy), they are cooling and I like to wait for them to cool so I can really taste them. All warm cookies taste good!!!

This makes about 90 cookies.