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Fin NaBloPoMo.

Siah didn't help, but I did it.Today is the last day of November, and with the help of some handy memes and the ability to post from my KerriBerry, National Blog Posting Month is over. Congrats to everyone that finished, and thanks for tolerating my silly posts.  (And thanks to Siah for helping me make the "I Did It!" banner.)

For now, I need to find a good cookie recipe for this coming weekend's cookie party at my mother-in-law's house.  Any winning recipes out there?  Forget carb counting and diabetes-friendly - I need one that travels easily and tastes awesome.

I'm off to search.  See you tomorrow!! 

Comments

Chocolate chip cookie bars. Use this recipe and then bake in the Pan Cookie Variety. They are easy and AMAZING.

http://www.verybestbaking.com/recipes/detail.aspx?ID=18476

I have a recipe for lime sugar cookies that I love. Of course, you have to like lime-flavored stuff, but I love margaritas (oh, how I love margaritas!) so it's like crunchy non-alcoholic margarita. Well, not really. I think I need a tropical vacation. Anyway, lime isn't exactly Christmas-y, but I put green sugar crystals on them and it works. Plus, it's generally something different from what other people bring. Last year I made some coconut crisps that were good too, but I know coconut is one of those foods a lot of people don't like.

Gratz on NaBloPoMo :)

My favorite cookie recipe is for chocolate (almost brownie-like) cookies called Wagon Wheels.

My sister has posted the recipe here:

http://foodblahblahblah.blogspot.com/2008/11/wagon-wheels.html

I don't know how to make that a hyperlink.. sorry!

Coconut macaroons. Delicious, but must be watched like a hawk while baking.

http://tinyurl.com/6bv93b


Seriously delicious, though. I made them last year and they were ooohed and aaahed over. Do NOT use wax paper instead of parchment. Trust me.

Here is one for you! Love these...

¼ lb. butter
1 c. white sugar
1 c. brown sugar
3 eggs
1 1/3 c peanut butter
¾ tsp. vanilla
1 tablespoon Karo syrup (clear one, not dark)
2 tsp. baking soda
4 ½ c. quick cooking oatmeal
1 c. chocolate chips
½ c. M & Ms

Cream the first five (5) ingredients.

Add the remaining ingredients.

Drop by tablespoons onto cookie sheets.

Bake at 350 degrees for 8 – 9 minutes.

Let cookies cool before removing from pan.


NOTES:
Greased the cookie sheets.

Smooth or chunky peanut butter can be used but make sure you use a peanut butter that doesn't have a lot of oil.

Bake a few minutes longer for less chewy cookies.

Best,
Van
http://vansantos.com

Hi Kerri, found your blog about 2 months ago and very much enjoy reading it. My 8 year old daughter was diagnosed a year ago and I find your blog, stories, photos and links helpful and hopeful and just plain fun to read. I'm at my desktop from small town British Columbia, Canada and I have a cookie recipe for you that I have found to be a big hit at parties...
Chocolate dipped ginger cookies:
3/4 c butter, softened
2/3 c brown sugar
1/3 c sugar
1/3 c molasses
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp vanilla

1 c whole wheat flour
1 c flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ground ginger

Mix dry ingredients in small bowl

2 tbsp fresh ginger (finely chopped - the secret ingredient)
extra sugar for rolling
good quality dark chocolate and/or milk chocolate for melting

beat butter with sugars in large bowl. add vanilla, molasses, egg and beat until smooth.

Add dry ingedients to wet. Mix in fresh ginger. Roll into 1 1/2 inch balls, roll in sugar. Press down middle with your thumb to squash cookies a bit.

Bake in preheated 350 oven for around 9 minutes.

When cookies are cool, melt chocolate in small pot or bowl and dip 1/2 of cookie in chocolate in an artsy, foodie fashion and place on waxed paper to set (in fridge for speed). If you want shiny chocolate you will need to temper it first but I don't usually bother. Looks nice if you have a mix - some cookies with dark chocolate and some with milk chocolate.
Enjoy.
Karen, McBride, BC, Canada

Take ritz crackers and put peanut butter in the middle and then dip them in chocolate (I like white better than dark). I swear it's sinful, diabetic or not. :)

Does that mean you're back to only posting during the week? I kind of liked having a new post to look forward to every day.

Hi Kerri, Congrats on making it through NaBloPoMo! I have never been able to get through it myself... Just thought I would share my M&M Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe (there is a printable recipe link at the bottom of the post) with you, I am almost famous for these, I've shared them with people in recipe forums, in postcard & recipe swaps, etc and everyone always loves them... I get strange looks from people when I make other cookies because everyone always wants me to make these ones... I'm not complaining!

I have a recipe for cowboy cookies . Hardly anybody makes those anymore and they are a pretty big hit at christmas parties and any other party for that matter . If you would like the recipe just let me know and i will email it to you . Delightfull blog and congrats on the 30/30.

My mom makes these cookies all the time - and so do I!! They are SO EASY and really good. I mean, I know you can bake and I'm sure you can do fancy and complicated, but this is a great recipe to have when you just need to whip out some quick and yummy cookies.

WALNUT BALLS

2 cups flour
2 sticks butter, softened
4 Tbs sugar
1 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (but I usually use pecans)
2 tsp vanilla

Dump everything in a bowl and mix together. Form into balls. Bake at 350 for 20 - 25 mins. Sift powdered sugar on top (lots of it!!!).

I usually get about 2 1/2 to 3 dozen cookies out of this recipe.

Love the banner! Have no clue about a cookie recipe but I do love cookies so, I've got that going for me.

A friend sent me this link for lots of cookies!

http://www.northpole.com/Kitchen/Cookbook/cat0001.html

Shirley

Oatmeal ButterScotchies are one of those amazing recipes you find on the back of the butterscotch chips package. But they're one of my all time favorites!

I've never heard of NaBloPoMo. I spent my November doing NaNoWriMo. LOL. Maybe one day I'll be brave enough to undertake both!

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