Hi and Happy Monday!
I just wanted to give thanks to everyone who participated in The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap. I received 3 dozen of cookies from three fabulous fellow bloggers.
My first cookies I received where from That Skinny Chick Can Bake and let me tell you those White Chocolate Raspberry Bars where out of this world. I can’t wait to get the recipe today,which is probably not a good thing because I’ll be making them all the time. I finished the dozen of cookies in 2days. I couldn’t get enough of them! They were so darn good, you don’t even know it! Check out That Skinny Chick Can Bake to get the recipe, believe me you’ll be happy if you do!!
The second batch of cookies are a wonderful Cranberry Lemon Biscotti from Peanut Butter and Julie. These biscotti are so pretty and so tasty. The combo of lemon and cranberry are a perfect match. These biscott have a perfect balance of sweetness and the texture is not to hard nor to soft. I love that! I’m not the biggest fan of crunchy biscotti, but these are just perfect! I am most definitely going to make these too! It goes perfect dunking them in my tea. Check out Peanut Butter and Julie to get the recipe.
The last batch of cookies I received are Bean Town Baker! They are a wonderful Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies. Oh my are they good. My daughter can’t get enough of them. She wants the recipe so she can make them herself and give to her boyfriend. I wish I still had some around the house, but they got snatched up quick! The combo of Gingerbread and Chocolate is a match made in heaven. You must simply try them. Check Out Bean Town Maker to get the recipe!
So your probably wondering what I gave. I made Snickerdoodle cookies with a twist! It’s your traditional Snickerdoodle with Heath Toffee Bits adding to it. Snickerdoodles are one of my favorite cookies and I was excited to make them a little different then the traditional way. It’s fun adding a twist to your basic recipes. Thats what makes cooking fun! No rules, you can do or try whatever you like!
I packed them all up with a recipe card and an reindeer ornament. I just hope that the cookies were ok shipping. I paid extra to have them sent Federal Express, but it took a week to get there, next time I am going to ship through the post office!
These cookies are soft,with surprises of toffee and coated with cinnamon and sugar.
Snickerdoodle Cookies with a Twist
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups Heath Cooking Pieces (8oz pkg)
3 tablespoons white sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Heat oven to 400 F.
Beat butter and 1 cup sugar in large bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs; beat thoroughly. Stir together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until well blended. Stir in toffee bits.
Chill cookie dough for 30 minutes in refrigerator.
Stir together remaining 3 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon. Shape dough into 1-1/4-inch balls; roll in sugar-cinnamon mixture. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until lightly browned around edges. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. About 5 dozen cookies.
Serving Size: 60 – 2″ cookies
Calories per cookie: 86, Fat: 4.6, Cholesterol: 15, Sodium: 36, Carbs: 10, Fiber: .02, Sugar: 6.2, Protein: .09
Next year if you want to join the Great Food Blogger 2012 Cookie Swap, sign up for it now at Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap. From what I understand there were over 600 people part of this years cookie swap. It’s really fun! You get to meet fellow bloggers, cookie enthusiasts and the best part is you get 3 dozen cookies in the mail and it’s all a surprise! Like a secret Santa! So I encourage to sign up!!
I had fun making cookies last week, here are the links encase you missed them!!
I also want to say Congratulations to Baker Street, who is the winner of the Cookies for Kids Spatula and a dozen of cookies from me. I will get your prize in the mail today! Oh and the cookies I made are a surprise and I will post them on Thursday! But a hint is there sweet, skinny and is named after one of my favorite holiday drinks! Can you guess?
NOTE: I used Random.org to pick a winner, I just don’t know how to post the widget. Thanks! 🙂
One more shot of the pretty spritz cookies! Have a wonderful day!!