Monday, December 15, 2014

Naomi's Cooke Recipes from Tauno

Here are the ingredients for the cookies at Mrs. Benson's Coffeehouse. I will write up the instructions very shortly. They follow basic cookie construction for each. Don't over mix cookie dough. Unless noted, they all bake at 350 F.

Sugar Cookie with Icing and Large Sprinkles

"Sprinkles Because Your Eyes Twinkle!"
A friend of mine gave me this recipe. She couldn't remember where she found it. This is the best sugar cookie recipe I've ever had in taste, texture and longevity. They don't get dry and nasty for as long as they've lasted. Some have stayed bagged for ten days. They taste better rolled out and cooked in a gas oven, rather than rolled in wax paper, sliced and baked in a toaster oven.

3 ¾ cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ tsp salt

1 cup unsalted butter
2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Coconut Lime Macaroons

"Coconut Shreds For My Curly Head."

3 large egg whites, beat till frothy, not much.
1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 teaspoons finely cut lime peel, or lime zest from a small grater

14 ounces sweetened coconut flakes

Mrs. Benson's Chocolate Chip Cookies

I've played around with chocolate chip cookie recipes so that they stay chewy even after a few days. They puff up like soft drop cookies and when removed from the oven, shrinks to a strong, chewy texture.

1 cup unsalted butter
2 cups sugar

2 eggs
2 Tablespoons molasses
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cream of tartar

2 cups chocolate chips

Spicy Oatmeal Cookies

"Infused with Naomi Spice!"

After some trial and error, I've made this recipe chewy and yummy. This not a thick, cakey oatmeal cookie. Cookies shouldn't be cakey. 

1 cup unsalted butter
2 cups sugar

2 eggs
¼ cup molasses
2 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
½ teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

2 cups rolled oats
1 cup raisins

Shortbread Cookies

"Dipped In Sweetness Just Like You!"

This is from the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook. I dipped them in chocolate with orange extract.

Cook at 325 degrees.

1 1/4 cups flour
3 Tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup butter

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