Saturday, November 24, 2007

#24 Chocolate Mint Marvels

Okay this cookie is a cheat. I googled Cookies for Santa and came up with this recipe. I have a show today (in the wind, aaack!) So without further rambling I give you:

Cookies for Santa

Ranger Cookies

2 cups shortening
2 cups sugar
2 cups brown sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups flour
4 teaspoons soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 cups coconut
4 cups oatmeal
4 cups corn flakes

Preheat oven to 375°. Cream shortening and sugars; add eggs, vanilla, and then dry ingredients. Beat well. Add coconut and oatmeal, and beat well. Lightly fold in corn flakes. Drop onto baking sheet, and bake till golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Makes 9 dozen. This recipe can be halved if you're only feeding the family and Santa.

Chocolate Mınt Marvels

¾ cup butter
1½ cups brown sugar
2 cups chocolate chips
2 eggs
2½ cups flour
1¼ teaspoons baking soda
3 or 4 packages of Andes mints

Preheat oven to 350°. Melt butter and brown sugar in saucepan over low heat. Add chocolate chips and stir to melt; put mixture into a bowl and let cool. Add eggs, and then mix in flour and baking soda. Chill dough for 1 hour. Roll into balls and place on baking sheet. Bake for 9 minutes. Remove cookies from oven and place an Andes mint on each one. As the candy melts, swirl it across the top of the cookie with a butter knife. Makes 3 dozen.

Update: Some screwball at American Way magazine tells me I'm violating their copyright. Well, guess what American. Do some fact checking of your own. Both of these recipes are in the public domain. And the text that was here, is gone now. Don't want American Airlines coming after the little guy using their magazine. Check the comments, for more info. Yeah big business, big bother!