Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Snow Day!! Recipes included

There was no power at work today so I had a "snow day" =)
I was up at 530 for work, got dressed and made PB&J to take- then got the call.

I watched the Hurricane reports, watched some shows on the DVR, made some tea and breakfast burritos, yum. 

Then I went thru my Yarn and added anything new to Ravelry then picked out a few projects in my queue to work on. 

Then I felt the urge to bake- and you know it's never just one cookie when I get to going...

So as I type this I am also getting my It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown & Garfield Halloween on.
It's not Halloween without 'em!
Even though Halloween was moved to Saturday in Cleveland and Sunday in other surrounding areas.

Clockwise from top right:

Nutella Cookies (24 cookies)  -Lori gave me this recipe she found on Pinterest
Italian Christmas Cookies (105 cookies)

I then dipped the Italian Cookies in chocolate as usual

 I texted a pic of the cookies to Arleen who said I should go out in this junky weather and bring her some. (even though I am taking some to work tomorrow lol)
And I sent her this in response: 
I'm thinking not- LOL
I told her good things come tho those who wait...

Nutella Cookies: 

1 cup Nutella
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 egg
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Blend all ingedients together well. Form into 1-inch balls.  Place on cookie sheet. Press down firmly with bottom of floured glass. Bake 7-8 minutes or until set. Cool.

NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® SWIRLED™ Semi-Sweet Chocolate & Premier White Morsel Cookies



PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in 1 cup morsels and nuts. Drop dough by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets. Top dollops withremaining morsels.

BAKE for 11 to 13 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets on wire racks for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan. Prepare dough as above, stirring in 1 cup morsels. Spread into prepared pan. Sprinkle with remaining morsels.Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack. Makes 4 dozen bars.

* NOTE: If omitting nuts, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour. 

Andes Crème de Menthe Cookies:


1/2 cup salted butter - softened
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup white granulated sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 package (10 oz.) Andes® Crème de Menthe Baking Chips or 2 packages 4.67 oz Andes Crème de Menthe or Toffee Crunch Thins, chopped.
2-2/3 cups sifted all-purpose flour


Preheat oven to 350° F.
Blend butter, sugars, baking soda, baking powder, vanilla and eggs until mixed.
Stir in Andes Baking Chips and then flour. Chill approximately one hour in the refrigerator.
Measure out approximately 1 oz. of dough. Form a ball and slightly flatten.
Raise oven rack one level above the middle and bake on non-stick baking pans.
Bake at 350° F for approximately 8 - 10 minutes.
Cool on pans for two minutes before removing.


4 dozen cookies.

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