Saturday, December 11, 2010

Championship Cookies

Wow. We're almost in the middle of December and I've been having fun so far. A day away from the oven is like a day without life! And yes, I still have those days...but I think it's a good thing because I get to rest. I'm thinking of Christmas cookies to sell and give away so I'm testing recipes that I find in the net and in cookbooks. 

Well I bought this book from Bacolod City at Book Sale[ something like a garage sale store for books] at Php 55.00. It's called Southern Living Holidays and Celebrations compiled and edited by Julie Fisher. It's copyrighted and first printed in 1994. It's kinda old for a book but recipes never grow old, you know... :)

So yeah, I found this Championship cookie recipe meant for Father's Day but it has cinnamon on it so I guess it could qualify for a Christmas cookie. haha I don't know the rules really. I just associate cinnamon with Christmas. hihi So yeah, in place of Snickers [which are expensive here] I made use of Cloud 9, a cheaper but still good tasting version. 

Lights on. These are how they really look like. :)

 Christmas Lights on and this is how they look like. :)
Pretty. :D

They didn't come out at their best form immediately. I had to tweak the temperature a little to make them look like cookies. The Cloud 9 bits were just melting all over making the cookies look like they were bursting with awesomeness. haha Well yeah, caramel out and white stuff molten. Well, it worked after the tweaking and tastewise, yeah... champion! [for me]

2/3     cup butter flavored shortening
1 1/4   cups firmly packed brown sugar
1         large egg
1 1/2   cups all purpose flour
1 tsp   baking powder
1/2     tsp baking soda
1//4   tsp salt
1/2     cup regular oats, uncooked
1/2     teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 (2.07 ounce) chocolate coated caramel peanut-nougat bars coarsely chopped 
1 tsp    vanilla extract

Beat shortening at medium speed of an electric mixer 2 minutes or until creamy; gradually add sugar, beating at medium speed 5 minutes. Add egg, beating well. 

Combine flour and next 5 ingredients. Add to shortening mixture, beating at low speed just until combined. Stir in candy bar and vanilla. Chill dough 30 minutes. Shape dough into 1 1/2 inch balls; place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes (cookies will be soft). Cool Slightly on cookie sheets; remove to wire racks to cool completely. 

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