A Word From The Cook

“Try different cookie dough recipes to get the crispy, buttery, or fluffy taste and texture you like best! Then go crazy with chocolate, nuts, fruit and other mix-ins! Use holiday candy leftovers in your cookies too!”

Recipe

Prep Time:

45 Minutes

Serves:

3 Dozen cookies per batch

Ingredients:

  • Holly’s “Fluffy & Light” batter
  • 1 ¼ Cups All Purpose flour
  • 1 Cup cake flour
  • ½ Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ Cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ Cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Butter
  • ½ Cup shortening
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Teaspoons vanilla
  • Ambrosia Batter – crisp on the outside, chewy on the inside
  • 2 ¼ Cups All Purpose flour
  • ½ Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ Cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ Cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 Cup Butter or margarine
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Classic Toll House Batter – crisp and dense
  • 2 ¼ Cups All Purpose flour
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ Cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ Cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 Cup butter
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla
  1. Step 1 – Choose a Recipe (from left) and Prepare Batter
    1. 1. Cream Butter (and shortening if you’re using it) till fluffy
    2. Add sugars and beat till fluffy
    3. Add liquid (egg(s) + vanilla)
    4. 2. Incorporate dry ingredients:
    5. Flour, baking soda and salt should be whisked together prior to incorporating
    6. 3. Divide one batch of batter into two or three bowls and add your favorite mix-ins to each
  2. Step 2 – Incorporate Mix-ins
    1. Try any combination of chocolate, fruit nuts etc. that you like.
    2. Our favorites:
    3. Dark chocolate with pecans and crystallized ginger
    4. Milk chocolate with walnuts
    5. White chocolate with macadamia nuts
    6. Butterscotch with bits of toffee
    7. Semi-sweet chocolate with coconut flakes, oats and dried apricots (or dried cranberries)
    8. We find best results dividing each batch of batter into two sets of mix-ins. Then use one cup of chocolate plus ½ cup of each additional mix-in per ½ batch of batter.
  3. Step 3 – Bake, Cool and Enjoy
    1. Bake each batch at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
    2. Cookies should not be overcooked, but nicely browned on the outer edges (slight undercooking is better than over cooking).
    3. Allow to sit on baking sheet for 1-2 minutes before moving them to a cooling rack.
    4. Enjoy!