Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Christmas cookie recipe testing - or an excuse to make comfort food

Earlier in November while visiting with my Grandmother and Great Grandmother I ran across this recipe in Texas Co-op Power magazine (November 08 Issue) and decided it might be worth messing with as a test for Chistmas. It was part of a trio of contest winning "cookie swap" recipes...I cut it in half (and that's how it's shown here) for my test.

Anna's Morsels

1 1/4 Cups All Purpose Flour
1/4 Tsp Baking Powder
1/4 Tsp Salt
1/2 Cup Butter
3/4 Cup Light Brown Sugar
1/2 Tbsp Vanilla
1 Egg (At Room Temperature)
1/2 Tsp Water
1/2 Cup Chopped Pecans
4 oz Toffee Bits (Heath is good)
4 oz Milk Chocolate Chips
4 oz Semisweet Chocolate Chips

Preheat the oven to 325; whisk flor, baking powder and salt together. Beat butter with mixer at meduim high until light and fluffy. Add brown sugar and vanilla; mix well.

Whisk eggs and water. Add butter to mixture; beat well. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed just until combined. Stir in pecans, toffee and chocolate chips. Chill 1 hour or until dough is firm. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake about 10 minutes, until lightly browned on edges only. Cool on wire racks. Makes 2.5 dozen cookies.


Chef E said...


Hornsfan said...

My thoughts exactly!

Dee said...

Those look wonderful. The toffee was a nice touch.

Hornsfan said...

They were good but not Christmas-y enough for me...just a souped up Chocolate Chip Cookie.

Reeni said...

These look good, loaded up with a lot of yummies. I bet every bite was full of candy. Maybe not Christmasy enough for you but still delicious enough to eat anytime!

Hornsfan said...

Reeni - you're right about every bite being full of candy! They got transported to the office today (can't keep these around or it'd be dangerous!) and they were quite the hit!