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Cheddar Cookies Recipe

ingredients

  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 3/4 cup cold butter, cut into pieces
  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 3 tablespoons ice water
  • Salted toasted pecan halves, if desired

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 400ºF. In food processor, place flour and butter. Cover; process until mixture looks like coarse meal. Add cheese and red pepper. Cover; process, using quick on-and-off motions, until combined. With food processor running, gradually pour water through feed tube; process just until dough forms a ball.
  2. Onto ungreased cookie sheets, drop dough by tablespoonful’s 2 inches apart. Flatten each cookie with bottom of drinking glass; gently press 1 pecan half into center of each cookie.
  3. Bake 12 minutes. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Store cooled cookies tightly covered.

Brownie Cookie Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces
  • 4 oz unsweetened baking chocolate, chopped
  • 3 cups semisweet chocolate chips (18 oz)
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spread pecans in ungreased shallow pan. Bake uncovered 6 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light brown. Set aside.
  2. In 3-quart heavy saucepan, cook butter, baking chocolate and 1 1/2 cups of the chocolate chips over low heat, stirring constantly, until butter and chocolate are melted. Remove from heat; cool.
  3. In medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. In large bowl, beat eggs, sugar and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. On low speed, gradually beat in flour mixture. Add chocolate mixture; beat well. Stir in toasted pecans and remaining 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips.
  4. Line cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper. Onto cookie sheets, drop dough by 2 tablespoonfuls 1 inch apart. Bake 10 minutes. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks.

M&M’s Pudding Cookies Recipes

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 box (4-serving size) vanilla instant pudding and pie filling mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups green and red M&M’s™ milk chocolate candies
  • 1 cup white vanilla baking chips

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  2. In large bowl, beat butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar with electric mixer on medium speed about 1 minute or until fluffy; scrape side of bowl. Beat in dry pudding mix. Beat in eggs, one at a time, just until smooth. Beat in vanilla. On low speed, gradually beat flour mixture into butter mixture until well blended. Stir in chocolate candies and white chips until blended.
  3. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  4. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until light brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 15 minutes. Store in airtight container at room temperature.