I am one of those people who give out Christmas cookie trayseach year to family, friends, neighbors, firemen, hot men on the street, etc. I am also one of those people who attach a bottle of special lubrication stuff. OMG.. so worth the $48.95 lemmetellya!!!
Anyhow, Each year I make about 15-20 types of cookies. NOTHING compared to Rosie's 40, of Kitchens are Monkey Business, look at her goodies, holy shit!!in awe woman, in awe.. go back and read through her December archives.. I am so expecting one to be mailed and packaged to me this year,Rosie!! Pretty please with multiple orgasms on top?? Great stuff!!
Anyway, I try new cookies each year to see what makes the cut, here are 2 I tried and were enjoyed by all. First up Chocolate Caramel Cookies. Buy some Rolos unwrap them and try desperately not to shove them in your mouth. In one bowl, combine your flour, cocoa, and baking sodaIn another bowl, beat your butter, white and brown sugars until light. Beat in your eggs and vanilla till smooth. Stir the dry into the wet to form a soft dough. IMPORTANT.. chill in the fridge for a couple of hours.. Now take about 1 tablespoon or so of the dough and flatten in hand. Put a single rolo in center, and bring sides of dough up to cover completely. Roll between boobs, I mean palms, to make a smooth ball. Place some sugar on a plate and roll each balloh how charming, in sugar. Place on baking sheet and bake at 350 for 8-10 minutesuntil tops are just cracked WATCH CAREFULLY they should look like pillowsand NOT flatten out!!! Cool on rack 10 minutes Makes about 50. These are delightful. I love them fire guys love themkids enjoy them. Definite contender for making the cookie tray cut!
Next up is a recipe Ive been making for a while. It is from Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook, and imagine my surprise when I saw it on Rosies site also. Simple and easy to make, a crowd pleaser. These are called Peanut Butter and Chocolate Bars. This is a 6 ingredient recipe!! All you need is sex to BEGIN, I mean these 4 ingredients. Melt your butter. Now combine your cake mix, eggs, chunky peanut butter and melted butter in a large mixing bowl and mix for 1-2 minutes. Will be a thick mixture. Press half of this mixture into a 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle your chocolate chips over, then drizzle your condensed milk. Now sprinkle with the remaining cake mixture. Bake for another 30 minutes. Watch more carefully than I did.they should be a touch lighter. You know ..don't go and have a quickie that turns into a longie and forget about your bars. Cool completely. Cut into the size bars you prefer A quick yummy treatLook at the gorgeous layersYou could also make these double peanut butter bars, by subbing peanut butter chips, but I like the chocolate.
Are you a messy baker/cook like me?
What a slob!
Gotta run, school bus is coming. Wish I was. Wish you were too.