I adapted this recipe a bit, substituting toffee bits for butterscotch, pecans for almonds, and milk chocolate for semisweet.. To make these chocolate dipped toffee logs, begin by creaming your butter for 30 seconds. Now add your brown sugar, baking powder, and salt.Beat until combined. Beat in your egg and vanilla. Then mix in your flour. Stir in your toffee pieces. Divide your dough in half and shape each half into a 9 inch long log, flatten them so that they are about 2 1/2 inches wide.Wrap them up and chill for a couple hours or overnight. Using a sharp knife, cut logs crosswise into 1/4 inch slices. Place on parchment lined cookie sheet, and bake in a preheated 350 oven for 8-10 minutes, until edges are very lightly browned. I don't let mine go that long..Transfer to wire rack to cool. Meanwhile, toast your chopped pecans, for 8-10 minutes in a 350 oven, stirring occasionally and let cool. In a small sauce pan combine your chocolate chips and shortening. Cook over low heat till melted. Dip ends of cookies in chocolate, then dip in nuts. You can dip one end, both ends, and even make some without the nuts. Place on waxed paper till firm. Very tasty cookie, a lovely treat. Oh, uh huh.. the toasted nuts, the chocolate, the buttery toffee filled cookie, uh huh. See ya in about a week!
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Here are some random items I've been making, mostly to bring up to my FIL as he is recuperating. I only have a few shots of each as I've been busy. Again this post has no rhyme , no reason, just a hodgepodge of some stuff..
Let's begin with a dish of pure comfort and joy. Cabbage and Noodles. Adapted from here. It is warm, comforting, homey, peasant like and utterly divine. Can be used as a side dish or as a meal. I like to just curl up on the couch with this and watch 24. Or Greys Anatomy. It is delicious. Just make sure to add lotsa pepper, I like it like that. Total comfort, baby! Here is a dish Ive blogged about before.. Stove Top Stuffed Peppers. This is a Rachael Ray and I must say it is one of our very favorite meals. My in laws enjoyed it immensely also. How can you beat peppers cooked on the stove with a filling of meat, rice, peppers,peas, fresh mozzarella cheese, and a homemade marinara sauce. Can't .. sorry.. it is delicious!! A cookie to finish this post off. Milk Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies. A simple back of the Nestle package recipe, that is just wonderful. Milk chocolate, oatmeal, hint of cinnamon makes for a cookie that disappears in 1 day. Original here. VEEERRRY good.. Gotta go..I'm being taken out to dinner tonight by my guy and I must prepare for the aftermath.., i.e. I'm getting Braziled...