Cookie Cravings

Posted: Dec 12 2013

We're salivating at just the thought of making some of the biscuits / cookies this afternoon. We've had a little sugar hiatus, but we are ready to get back in to bakin' and all that business.

Read on below on THREE (3) recipes we are too eager to try.

We don't apologise for any sudden drool.




Trail Mix Cookies, make one dozen. (Via A Beautiful Mess)

1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup soft NatureBox Cherry Crumble Granola (about 4 ounces)
1/2 cup NatureBox Tart & Tangy Dried Fruit Medley (about 2 ounces)

In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugars. Stir in the egg and vanilla extract until just combined.

In another bowl stir together the flour, baking soda, salt, granola and dried fruit. Stir the flour mixture into the butter mixture until a soft dough forms. Employ all your will power not to eat the dough.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and drop on spoonfuls of dough. Bake at 350°F for 12-14 minutes. You want the edges of the cookies to just begin to brown, while the centers stay soft. Allow the cookies to cool before immediately wolfing them down. Or add a scoop of ice cream between two cookies. If you have any left. :)



Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt Cookies, makes two dozen. (Via A Beautiful Mess)

 

Needed: 3 1/2 cups flour

1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder, 2 teaspoons salt

1 1/4 cups softened butter

1 1/2 cup brown sugar

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups dark chocolate chips

2 table spoons coarse grain sea salt.

In the bowl of stand mixer (or just with an electric mixer) cream together the softened butter and sugars. Add in the eggs and vanilla extract and cream until combined. In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt (not the coarse grain sea salt, that's for the topping). Add the flour mixture to the butter batter and mix until just incorporated. Add in the chocolate chips and stir until just combined. Spoon batter onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle the tops with sea salt. Bake at 350 F for 16-18 minutes until edges are browned. Enjoy!






Nutella Sandwich Cookies, makes 10-12. (Via A Beautfiul Mess)

 

Ingredients:

1/2 cup softened butter

1 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups flour

1 teaspoon (aluminum-free) baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt and plenty of Nutella.

 

Cream together the butter and sugars, stir in egg and vanilla. Now mix in flour, baking powder and salt until just combined. The batter should be crumbly and you will probably need to use your (clean) hands to combine it a bit more to form a dough ball. Cover in plastic wrap and place in the freezer for 20 minutes. Now form into small round disks, about 2-3 inches in diameter and uniformly thick. You want your cookies to all sort of match each other in size because you will be placing one of top of another to form sandwich cookies. Bake at 350 F for 15-18 minutes, allow to cool completely on a cooling rack before adding filling. Once cool, spoon a couple of tablespoons of Nutella on one cookie and place another on top. Devour, and don't apologize.