Holiday Sweet Swap

Ready-Set-Swap! It’s a cookie exchange kind of Saturday! We’re sharing our favorite goodies of the season and spreading some cheer to others less fortunate. The rules are simple: Bring a dozen holiday treats and a box of cereal to donate. Leave with a plate of cookies like you’ve been baking in the kitchen for months! 

  
 

We will be sharing Espresso Dark Chocolate Cookies and White Chocolare Toffee Cookies

Espresso Dark Chocolate Cookies

  
Ingredients

3/4 cup Crisco Butter Sticks
1 1/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar

2 tablespoons milk

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 large egg

1 3/4 cups flour

1 teaspoon salt

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup dark chocolate chips 

1 teaspoon instant coffee granuals 

Directions

HEAT oven to 375ºF.
COMBINE shortening, brown sugar, milk and vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended. Beat in egg. Combine flour, salt, instant coffee granuals, and baking soda. Mix into shortening mixture until just blended. Stir in dark chocolate chips. 

DROP by rounded measuring tablespoonfuls 3 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheet.

BAKE 8 to 10 minutes. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet on a cooling rack. Remove cookies to rack to cool completely.
White Chocolate Toffee Cookies

  
Ingredients
3/4 stick Crisco Butter Stick

1 1/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar

2 tablespoons milk

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 large egg

1 3/4 cups flour

1 teaspoon salt

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

1  cup white chocolate chips

1 cup Heath Bits

Directions

HEAT oven to 375ºF.
COMBINE shortening, brown sugar, milk and vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended. Beat in egg. Combine flour, salt and baking soda. Mix into shortening mixture until just blended. Stir in white chocolate chips and toffee.

DROP by rounded measuring tablespoonfuls 3 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheet.

BAKE 8 to 10 minutes for chewy cookies, or 11 to 13 minutes for crisp cookies. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet on a cooling rack. Remove cookies to rack to cool completely.

* basic dough recipe adapted from Crisco

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