Thursday, October 20, 2011

My Grandmother's Cornflake Chocolate Chip CoOkiEs

Today, I share with you something from my childhood.  A snippet of my youth that reverberates through time like a lime green ping pong ball on the game table of life.

okay, so forget I said that. 
That was really corny...great segway to the cornflake cookie recipe
Please make these, share them with someone you love, with compliments of my gram.

mix this:
1 stick margarine, room temperature
1/2 cup butter Crisco
1 c. white sugar
1 c. brown sugar

Cream well, then add:
2 lg. eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt

Mix again, well then add:
2 1/4 c. AP flour
1 tsp. baking soda

Get all that incorporated then add and mix in by hand:
1 c. chocolate chips
2 c. cornflakes

I like to use those small ice cream scoops so that my cookies are uniform, but hey...use a spoon if you must, make sure there is ample room between cookies on the ungreased sheet pan.
Bake for about 12 minutes @ 325* (if you live at lower elevations, you can bake @ 350*).
For the first batch, keep an eye on them to judge how long to bake in your oven.
Im in a new house and this oven is totally different than my last one and I had to revamp my cooking time.
When the cookies are done, they will be golden brown around the edges and the middle will look kind of puffy and underdone.  Go ahead and remove them from the oven and kinda drop the pan down to deflate them and let them sit on the hot pan for a few minutes before you remove them.

These suckers are chewy and crispy and incredible, you are very welcome, my loves!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Butter Basil Rolls

Im such a cheat.  I found frozen bread rolls in my local supemarket and thought....yay!  This is one of many recipes made using frozen bread dough.  I bought the Rhodes brand, which hasn't let me down yet!

In a 10 inch iron skillet (mine is a chicken fryer with tall sides)
fit 14 rolls about 1/2 - 3/4 inch apart.
cover with plastic wrap and let thaw and rise
since I was in a time crunch, I put a few inches of hot water in the bottom of the sink and set the skillet down in the water to expediate things.
let the rolls double in size

melt 1/2 stick of salted butter
to that add:
1 T. parmesan cheese, grated
2 tsp. basil, chopped or dried
1/2 tsp. cracked black pepper

mix well and pour over the rolls

Bake the rolls at 325* F for about 25 minutes.

Cool for about 10 minutes before serving, the pan is wicked hot!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Rocky Mountain Hi!

Food? Recipes? To be completely honest, we've been consisting off of Pizza Rolls and Entenmann's.
I did just get a job at Pier 1 Imports.  They even give the newbies a 25% employee discount.
Pray for my paycheck.

Here are some recent photos from the Rockies...enjoy the color.  The mountains are forcasted to get up to a foot of snow in the next couple days o.O

I really will post a recipe.
A good one, even.
Pinky swear.

love to all from the bottom of my pinky toes!


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