Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Cookie Recipe Contest!

Yesterday I shared a post about my American Girl Doll give-away (you'll find it at this link). Since the story which goes with this year's American Girl Doll Girl of the Year for 2015 involves her being a girl who loves baking, I thought it would be fun to have a cookie recipe contest! 

So, first of all, if it is a contest, there should be prizes . . . I'll work on putting together some prizes, but will announce the first prize today . . . 25 extra entries in the give-away for the 2015 American Girl Doll Girl of the Year! 

As I arrange for additional prizes, I'll announce them!

Now we have mentioned prizes, let's look at the "rules" for the contest! 
  • You may share your favorite cookie recipe - or one of your favorites - by posting the recipe on this link. (One recipe per person)
  • In one month, I'll list the cookie recipes which have been contributed and you all may vote on the recipes you like the best (each person may vote for two).
  • Please look at the recipes already submitted as I'll only include one chocolate chip cookie recipe, one peanut butter cookie recipe, etc . . . so if someone has already submitted the recipe you plan to submit, check and submit something else, unless you recipe is significantly different.
  • You will have two weeks to vote for your two favorite cookie recipes then I will count the votes and the top three vote getters will be entered in another voting round where you can vote for your one favorite!
  • You will have one week to vote for your favorite and the recipe which receives the most votes is the winner!
I hope this does not sound complicated!

I'm looking forward to seeing - and even trying - some really tasty cookie recipes, so, let the recipe sharing begin!


  1. My grandma passed away in 2011 at the young age of 99 1/2. And she lived on her own until the last few months. She loved loved loved to cook. So much so, that when she was baking a cake, she fell and broke her wrist. She was so upset that she hadn't put icing on the cake yet, so she "got on up" and finished the cake. She finally called someone to let them know that she fell after the cake was done. Tough little lady!
    As long as I could remember, she always made 7 Layer Cookies. Since, she no longer here to make them, I make every year at Christmas.Here's the recipe
    1 stick margarine
    1 cup crushed graham cracker crumbs
    1 small bag (6 oz) semi sweet chocolate morsels
    1 cup walnuts
    1 cup coconut
    1 can of sweetened milk
    Preheat oven to 350. As oven heats up, melt margarine in 13x9 pan. Combine graham cracker crumbs in the margarine. Spreading evenly in a layer. Sprinkle a layer of chocolate morsels, repeat with nuts, repeat with coconut. Spoon or drizzle the sweetened milk over top and bake for 30 minutes or more until golden brown.
    Cut into squares when cooled. Enjoy. Yummy!!

  2. Chocolate Biscotti
    2 cups all-purpose flour
    ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    ¾ tsp baking soda
    ½ tsp baking powder
    ½ tsp salt
    6 Tbsp (3 oz.) unsalted butter, softened
    1 cup sugar
    2 large eggs, lightly beaten
    ¾ cup dried cranberries
    ¾ cup mini chocolate chips
    1. Sift together dry ingredients. Beat butter and sugar together until very sooth, then beat in the eggs. Mix in dry ingredients until blended. Fold in cranberries and chips.
    2. Divide dough; put pieces on opposite sides of a parchment-lined baking sheet. Shape each into a 12-inch-long, ½-inch-thick log. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes; cool 20 minutes.
    3. Slice into ½-ing-thick cookies. Stand them up on the baking sheet; bake for 15 minutes. Cool to room temperature. Makes 48. Per serving: 70 calories 12g carbs, 1g protein, 15 mg cholesterol, and 2.5g fat.

  3. Easy and amazing - my 9 year old son makes these all by himself (except for the putting them in/out of the oven!) Also, I love that there are so few ingredients and the whole cookie can be made in one bowl.

    Jam-filled Thumbprint Cookies
    Preheat to 350.

    In a food processor blend:
    1 cup of softened butter
    2/3 cup white sugar
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla

    when it is very smooth add:
    2 cups all purpose flour

    when it is smooth and can easily be shaped into balls, scoop out enough dough to for 1.5" balls. Place the dough balls on a cookie sheet (they don't spread much) and then make a small depression in the center of each ball with your thumb. Fill the hole with jam (we like orange, apricot, raspberry and strawberry) You'll need about 1/3 cup total.

    Bake for 15 - 18 minutes, until they are just browning around the bottom edge.
    Let cool for a minute before transferring to a cooling rack.

  4. I tweeted about this: https://twitter.com/wallest02/status/569678409321721856