This is from the re-print of the Toll House 1948 cookbook, originally called Chocolate Crunch Cookies. Ruth Graves Wakefield had some wonderful recipes. This is the latest in my search for her original recipe that was the first chocolate chip cookie.
From "The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook":
"'No, indeed! The rosebud tea set! Well, what next? You know I never use that except for the minister or the Aids. You'll put down the old brown tea set. But you can open the little yellow crock of cherry preserves. It's time it was being used anyhow--I believe it's beginning to work. And you can cut some fruit cake and have some of the cookies and snaps.'" (From "Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery).
Times are estimates; cooking time includes chilling time, but cooling time for both molasses mixture and cookies (beyond the first 5 minutes) is not included.
These little gems are very easy to make. I started baking this recipe when my kids were in elementary school and they loved those mini brownies that you can buy 5 to package (Hostess, I think) in their lunch boxes. I didn't like buying them so I found this recipe and the rest is history. I have never gotten 40 muffins out of this recipe -- more like 32. I don't always put a nut on the top of the brownie bites. I used pecans in the picture because that's what I had -- use your favorite nut.
These cookies are called several names but our family always called them Easter Cookies, because that's when my Grandmother made them, and the name stuck. Prep time also includes forming the dough into desired shapes. Amount of cookies will vary depending on their size.
From Quick Cooking Magazine. These are scrumptious - my favorite peanut butter cookies! Using all butter makes them nice and crisp--if you prefer softer cookies, replace 1/2 cup of the butter with 1/2 cup shortening.
We eat hamentashen on the holiday Purim. They are triangle shaped cookies because Haman had a triangle shaped hat. My dad owns a bakery and is a baker my whole life. He makes these hamentashen every Purim. They are my favorite. When I was in college he always mailed me a box. Now I just make them myself. Hamentashen are traditionally filled with poppyseed filling or prune filling, but my Dad makes other flavors too. Cherry is my favorite, but you can also use apricot jam or use your imagination.
These are a very "moresome" bikky:) I used to sell these at the local markets, and they always sold out first. Very easy to make, and to really show off, you can throw a handful of chopped macadamia nuts in, gives them an extra crunch!!!
PLEASE NOTE, THESE ARE NOTHING LIKE AMERICAN CHOC CHIP COOKIES, WHICH ARE SOFT AND CHEWY.
I have also added coco powder to the mix and used white chips, looks good, but the white chips stay very hard.
I got this recipe from my mother and my favorite cookbook, Betty Crocker's Cookbook. These beautiful cookies are always a hit at parties because they look like little bonbons. These cookies are great to make for children, and it's easy to let them help out.
We got this recipe years ago from one of Gretchen's many boyfriends The boyfriend is long gone but the recipe remains. I think we got the better part of the deal. This is a cakey kind of cookie - nice and fluffy.