Monday, July 11, 2011

Chocolate Star Cookies

Before I left home to become a new bride, I copied down all the recipes that held special memories for me.  Not surprisingly, many of the recipes were desserts!  This one always makes makes me happy when I see it.  Here it is, written in my girlish handwriting, held by my recipe card duck that my little boy gave me as a gift (he bought it from the thrift store, and it used to have wiggle eyes on it, but they fell off!):
I made these this week to take to a get-together:
 Chocolate Star Cookies

Ingredients:
1 3/4 cup flour (I used unbleached flour)
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup shortening (I used butter)
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 unbeaten egg
2 TBSP milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 bag of chocolate star candies

Instructions:
Mix dry ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl.  Set aside.  Cream together the butter, peanut butter, white sugar and brown sugar.  Add egg, milk, and vanilla.  Beat well.  Gradually add dry ingredients to wet ones, and beat until smooth. (I had to do all the mixing and beating by hand because my electric mixer is still broken!) Shape into golf-ball-sized balls.  Roll in white sugar.  Bake at 375 degrees on a lightly greased cookie sheet for 8 minutes.  Remove from oven.  Press a chocolate star firmly into each cookie.  Return to oven and bake 4 minutes more.  I let mine cool on the cookie sheet for about 5 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool.  This made about 50 cookies.  

I had to write most of these instructions myself, because the recipe was kind of vague!  :)

Linking to:  The Christmas Cookie Swap 201112 Days of Christmas Goodies, and Comfy in the Kitchen
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2 comments:

  1. Cookie Look Delicious!

    We'd love for you to come link it up to our 12 Days of Christmas Goodies! (Day 1 is still open too looking for Candy Bark recipes) But today is Day 2 and we are featuring.... CHRISTMAS COOKIES of any kind (and I think this cookie is perfect)!

    http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/2011/12/12-days-of-christmas-goodies-smore.html

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  2. I found you from the Cookie Swap and your cookies look great. We're having a cookie swap this Saturday so my children and I are trying to get some ideas. I think we may use yours! :)

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