Thursday, May 31, 2007

cookie of the week

Andrew just couldn't wait another minute. He reached over right before the photo and grabbed a bite. Sometimes it is all about the blog! Libby's pick this week. I can't say they are that great, guys. My kids love them, but I don't think they have that much flavor. I do think they are pretty though.

Chocolate Swirls:

2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 egg
1 TBLS milk
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup chocolate chips, melted and slightly cooled.

Combine sugar, butter, egg, milk and vanilla. Beat until light and fluffy. Add flour, baking powder and salt. Beat until soft dough forms. Divide dough in half. Combine half of dough with the melted chips. Beat until well blended. On lightly floured wax paper, roll chocolate dough into 1/8 thick rectangle. On second sheet of lightly floured wax paper roll remaining dough the same way. Carefully place one on top of the other. Roll dough, jelly roll style, starting with long side. (peel off wax paper when rolling.) Chill 2-3 hours until firm. Cut roll into 1/4 inch slices. Place on ungreased cookie sheet, bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.

Only one more cookie of the week. Our countdown is on!

My sister #1 is driving with sister #2 to my house! Tomorrow we are leaving to meet our mother for a girls weekend. I cant wait!! Lots of fun to be had. (Shelly D explained a little of what we will be doing).
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!!

25 comments:

kim said...

It sounds like you will all be having a very fun weekend. The cookies look delish; it's all about the presentation. Have a great time!

2monkeys_mom said...

Just the picture brings me back - my mother would make refrigerator cookies (from Joy of Cooking by Rombauer) - choc and vanilla and red and green (for Christmas). One of my favorites as a kid. Buttery and sweet. I still really like them well done (slightly burnt and very crisp) just like Mom used to make. Have a great weekend!

ALPHONSE said...

ARE WE SURE THAT IT WAS ANDREW THAT TOOK THE BITE AND NOT THE BAKER?

Sarah said...

I too have tried a similar recipe, glad to hear that the bland flavour wasn't just my interpretation of the recipe. But they are really pretty.

Enjoy your week-end, it sounds like a fine idea.

Kaet said...

girls weekend sounds like fun! i can't wait to hear and see what ya'll did!

tiennie said...

The cookies look very pretty all swirled up.

Have a great time with your mom and sisters! Sounds fun!

KeanaLee said...

oh have so much fun & tell everyone HI for me!

erin said...

have a great trip! sounds perfect to me.

Knot Another Hat said...

Have a good time - you guys sound like you create a good time no matter where you are or what you are doing! :)

magnusmog said...

Have a great weekend :)

Alisha said...

Those look great. Have a fun weekend!

The_Add_Knitter said...

Pinwheels are pretty even if they are slightly tasteless...Have a great time with your sisters!

jenna said...

It hardly matters what those cookies taste like---they're so stylish! Kinda like those fabulous shoes that pinch your toes. I'm a sucker for cute. :)

So Much Fun said...

Horay! Fun weekend and pretty cookies! I have made a similar icebox cookie that instead of swirls it was checkered, but I found it did not have enough flavor either...I wonder what that is about?

Beth said...

Have a great visit with your sisters and mom!

Meggie said...

Have a great girls only weekend. Give Bebe my best! She needs her own blog!

nova said...

I was so sad at the lack of flavor when I made a similar cookie. It's too bad because they look spectacular...taste, not so much. I can't wait to read about the last cookie!

Dipsy said...

Oh. My. Gosh! Seeing these cookies made me drool all over my keyboard now - I'm at my fist cup of coffee for the day and mind you, I'd kill to have just one of these goodies now with it! ;)
Your weekend sounds like it's going to be big fun - enjoy!

Kirsten said...

They do look pretty!
Have a great time with your sisters and mom!

iSeL said...

Yum. They look good. Flavor or no flavor...I'll eat them. :D
Hope your weekend is full of fun and good times. :D

www.knittingnutter.com said...

Oh yum, thanks for the recipe.

eve knits said...

the cookies look delish! i have you have a fun weekend!

Jess said...

Those cookies look awesome!
I hope you have a super fun, super adventurous trip. Take lots of pictures and stories to tell!

Tanya said...

My son and I also do a 'cookie a week' ~ these look good!

Natalie said...

Darn, they look so good - at least you save the calories!