Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mix and Match Cookies


I had a major cookie craving the other day, but after I decided to whip up a batch I realized that my stock of chocolate chips and other goodies was way too low for a complete recipe. Rather than run to the store, I decided to take a risk and just combine everything I had on hand. The result: an amazingly delicious mix and match cookie. 

If you're in a similar position and you want to whip up something sweet, start with a generic cookie dough. From there, you can add whatever sounds good to you (or whatever is available!). 

What You'll Need:
1 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 stick Crisco Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
2 tbsp milk
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 3/4 cups GF Flour
3/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp baking soda
Stuff to throw in- your choice!

Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 and line 2-3 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Combine the brown sugar, shortening, milk, and vanilla in a large bowl. Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. 
  3. Add the egg to the shortening mixture and beat well.
  4. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt to the bowl and mix until just blended.
  5. Mix in your favorite things or whatever you have on hand. I used a tiny handful of mini chocolate chips, a cup of shredded coconut, a handful of butterscotch chips, and a small sprinkling of sliced almonds. 
  6. Drop rounded tablespoons of the dough onto your prepared baking sheets.
  7. Bake for 8 min or until golden brown. 
  8. Cool for 2 min before moving the cookies from a baking sheet to a cooling rack (or to your mouth!). 

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