Posts tagged cookie dough
Posts tagged cookie dough
Well, sort of.
A couple of weeks ago I made a gigantic batter of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. Now that I see this picture and think about it, it was probably a little too big for my Kitchen Aid. But good ol’ yellow (I’ve never called it that before) did a darn tootin’ good job.
I wanted to make the cookies for a co-workers birthday, but thought to double the recipe and freeze the extra it so I could quickly bake up some cookies at a later time. I was already baking at 9:30 on a school night, so I decided to make it worth it. I had never frozen my own dough before (at least I can’t remember), but I grew up on the store-bought, break-and-bake/eat-it-before-it-ever-makes-it-to-the-oven-stuff so thought it can’t be too different.
Well, it worked out and the cookies were enjoyed baked “fresh” 2 more times.
On Saturday I baked. I finally used my new *stand mixer and was so very happy to start my day with sugar, measuring cups, summer tunes and more. I began with a snickerdoodle recipe from my Flour book.
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Anyway, so I made the dough and was forming it into little balls and rolling them in my cinnamon sugar mixture and because I was making them little, I had about a million… and I thought to myself… I’m going to make another cookie out of this cookie! I have made snickerdoodles before, and the dough, pre-rolling it in cinnamon and sugar, basically tastes like a sugar cookie. While I’ve never made thumbprint cookies before, I figured that would be a good match with this dough.
I also decided to roll the thumbprint cookies in large-crystal sugar, which I use for Dolly Partons, to add even more sweetness and then I smushed it with my thumb and filled it with 1/2 a teaspoon of strawberry jam, that I just happened to have in my fridge. And viola! I have myself a second cookie from one batch of cookie dough.
I reallllly loved the way the thumbprint cookies came out. They flattened out a little too much, but ended up being so very delicious.
*Using a stand mixer was totally crazy. SO different. I thought I would feel more detached from baking, but I didn’t, really, it’s sooo good at doing it’s job. I just need to keep a better eye on how long
I went to another go-to recipe. Chocolate Chip Cookies off the Trader Joe’s Whole Wheat Flour. And I added butterscotch.
One thing I wonder is how the amount the recipe says it makes is so different from how many I make? This happens less with cupcakes but on the recipe for these cookies it says it makes 2 dozen. Now, I TRIED, I really did. I scooped out HEAPING tablespoons but was weary about them all connecting, but sure enough, as I made it the 24th cookie dough ball I still had quite a bit of dough left over.
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Globs of the cookie dough before they go in the oven. We used another one of Martha’s recipes. We may have over done it with the chocolate chips; the recipe calls for chocolate “chunks” which might have solved the problem off too many chips, but they still baked fine.