Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The tree is up and cookie test #4 is here...

While Colt may not have won the Heisman, Christmas is always an opportunity to show off my UT spirit...yes, that's right the UT Christmas Tree is here...as is UT Santa! So here is my beloved Xmas tree and the matching Santa...now that the tree is trimmed I really need to wrap gifts but instead I tested yet another cookie recipe. A favorite of mine is a recipe my mother has made since I was a kid, Candy Cane Crips Cookies....this year I added semi-sweet chocolate chips to the mix and I'm quite happy with the results!

Candy Cane Chocolate Chip Crisp Cookies

1 Cup Butter
1 1/4 Cup Powdered Sugar (reserve 1/4 Cup)
1 1/2 Tsp Vanilla
1 1/3 Cup Flour
1 1/4 Tsp Salt
1 Cup Rolled Oats
3/4 Cup Chopped, Coarsly Crushed Candy Canes
1 Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

Cream butter, vanilla and 1 cup powdered sugar; add in flour, salt and oats until evenly mixed. Stir in crushed candy and chocolate chips. Roll cookie dough into 1 inch balls and roll in reserved powdered sugar. Then flatten with a fork onto a greased, flour dusted baking sheet. Bake at 325 for 18-20 minutes. Allow to cool on sheet for 3-4 minutes before moving to rack to continue cooling.

To crush the candy canes, I put them in a freezer ziploc and beat them with a rolling pin....one great stress reliever!


doggybloggy said...

whoa - sugar rush -- wowza

Hornsfan said...


Gloria Chadwick said...

Love the UT Santa. My daughter graduated from UTSA. Cookies look good, too, and I agree that beating the heck out of food is a great stress reliever.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

Reeni said...

I would rather make cookies than wrap! That is my least favorite thing to do. Chocolate makes everything better! YUM!! I love these cookies.

Hornsfan said...

Gloria, I was thrilled to see there is an upcoming San Antonio cookbook - as you can see the Texas thing is big with me :)
Reeni - thanks - these have a great mix of sweet and a little salty because of the smal amount of salt in them...something to counter the candy candy candy!