Friday, December 2, 2011
One Stop Cookies!
Your Bosch Universal is your power tool for your kitchen! I can make up to 32 dozen chocolate chip cookies at one time. Now, we don't eat that many at one time but freeze the dough and have fresh chocolate chip cookies when the whim hits us.
So at Christmas you might want to make a variety of different cookies to give as gifts or in my case EAT! Here is the One Stop Cookie recipe. You make the basic batch, then divide the dough into 3 parts. Put one part of the cookie dough back into the Bosch bowl and incorporate the different ingredients to make totally different types of cookies. Your guest/family will be ecstatic with all the choices of cookies and you won't be exhausted because you only made 'one' batch of cookies!
Basic Cookie Dough
3 lbs unsalted butter, room temperature
4 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 1/2 cups raw sugar
12 large eggs, room temperature
2 Tbs vanilla
18-20 cups sifted pastry flour *
3 tsp salt
2 Tbs baking soda
Add the below combinations for cookie variety.
In the Bosch Universal Plus with the cookie paddles (Click Here!) attached, place in butter and the raw sugar. Cream together for about 2 minutes. Add brown sugar and cream another 2 minutes. Crack eggs in separate bowl and add the eggs slowly to the mixer at speed one. Add vanilla.
In separate bowl, combine flour, salt and soda. Whisk thoroughly. Add flour in small batches to the wet ingredients. Do not over mix. Only mix until the flour has been incorporated.
Bake 350 till golden brown.
Scoop out in 1 oz. balls. Place on cookie sheet close together and freeze for 2 hours. Once hard, place in freezer bag and store up to 2 months!
We had a 'free' day and spent it making cookies. We used our 1" cookie scoop to make perfectly shaped cookies. As you see, we put the cookie dough close together on the cookie sheet and froze the dough for about 2 hours. Now, they are perfectly shaped and ready for our freezer bags. We have been pulling out cookies as we needed them for our Christmas holiday parties!
Variety Cookie Combinations:
1 cup craisins (presoak in water); 1 cup chopped pecans; 1 cup large white chocolate chips.
Chocolate Mint Cookies:
1 cup cocoa powder; 1 tsp peppermint extract; 1/2 cup mint chips
Candy Cane Cookies:
3/4 cup crushed peppermints (about 36 peppermints); 1 tsp peppermint extract; 1 cup shredded cocoanut (optional) Use your Bosch blender or Bosch food processor to chop/crush the candy.
Peanut Butter Cup Cookies:
1 cup Reeces chips; 1 cup cocoa
2 cups toffee chips
1 cup chopped pecans
Orange Zest Cookies:
1 cup cranraisins
1 tsp orange zest (grate the orange skin)