Sunday, December 2, 2007

Cookie Exchange?

Here's a great cookie recipe that I've used in the past for cookie exchanges during the holidays. And if you don't have the opportunity to be involved in a cookie exchange, it's a good cookie to have on hand when holiday company stops by.

Sweet Dreams

1/2 pound butter,  1-1/2 cup brown sugar,  1 egg,  2 cups flour,  1 teaspoon baking soda,  1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon cinnamon,  1 teaspoon ginger, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1~ 12 ounce package chocolate chips,  1 cup chopped walnuts (optional), powdered sugar

Cream the butter in a large mixing bowl.  Add brown sugar and egg; beat well.  In a smaller bowl mix together;  flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and ginger.  Combine with butter mixture and mix in vanilla.  Fold in chocolate chips & walnuts.  Chill for several hours.  Form dough into 1 inch balls, roll in powdered sugar.  Place on cookie sheet and bake at 375* for 8 to 10 minutes.  Makes approximately 6 dozen delicious cookies.   NOTE:  Dough can be frozen and brought to room temperature and baked when needed.

9 comments:

mariealicejoan said...

Those sound delicious Linda.  I may give them a try this Christmas!  I love cookie exchanges.  Not only do you get to bring home a variety of different cookies, but you get to spend a cosy evening with a bunch of good friends!
Marie
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ally123130585918 said...

Linda thanks for the recipe it's always nice to have something different to cook up ~ Ally x

jeadie05 said...

Oh this sounds nice ,just gonna heat up the cooker ,lol ..love Jan xx

hugsdoodlewacky said...

((((((((((((((((LINDA)))))))))))))))))Sounds yuumy.Thanks for sharing.Have a good day.

gaboatman said...

Linda
This sounds like a great recipe.  I printed it out and will try it this season.  Thanks!
Sam

wwfbison said...

Awe, I am not in a cookie exchange...but this sounds good and not too difficult to make either.  You may know this Linda.....what are the cookies that are puffy, almost like filled with air and then I think, rolled in confectioner sugar???  They are so good but I never know what they are called, they are probably hard to make.  Thanks for the recipe, I may try cookies this year!
Lisa

breakaway1968 said...

This sure does sound GOOD.. I'm going to try this one.  And wow it makes 6 DOZEN!  

jonibooks1991 said...

Thanks for the recipe, I'll probably try it.  Joni

beckerb6 said...

sounds good, I'll be trying it.
Barbara