Saturday, December 17, 2011

Chocolate Drop Cookies...Cookbook Sundays!

Please don't be too judgemental with these yummy Chocolate Drop Cookies, made by me...but totally designed,and decorated by my "loves of my life"...2 of my 4 grandchildren! Luca (boy w/long hair) and Gabby (not shown in photo)...and I assure you, it was made with love, and lots of fun, which will be remembered for fond memories, for years to come!
I am so happy to join once again...Cookbook Sundays... now hosted by Sue!

Linking to: Cookbook Sundays #2 @Couscous and Consciousness


Since I'm a "thrifter"...and has mentioned about a 100th time, that I got this GEM of a cookbook for only 79cents...which was the cost of paperback books, about 3 years ago!...someone obviously donated this GEM of a fabulous book...which you will never find again, at this price...anywhere!!! My lucky day! I have mentioned a few times that this is my "bible cookbook"...and it is!
Oops... first cookie got too much sprinkles

Chocolate Drop Cookies 
How to Cook Mark Bittman

adapted from the...Butter Drop Cookies

2 cups all-purpose four
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
8 Tbsp. unsalted butter softened
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1/4 cup milk, plus more, if needed

For Chocolate Drop Cookies
melt 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, and add to the mixture, after combining wet, and dry ingredients.

Luca, standing on a stool to decorate cookies
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
To combine the ingredients by hand, mix the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a small bowl. Cream the butter with a fork, then, mash in the sugar until well blended. Stir in the vanilla and the egg, then about half the flour mixture.

Add the milk, then the remaining flour, then a little more milk if necessary, to make a soft batter that can be dropped from a spoon.

For the Drop Chocolate Cookies:
Melt 1 ounce of unsweetened chocolate, and add to the mixture, after combining wet, and dry ingredients.

Drop rounded teaspoons of the batter onto parchment lined baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes, or until edges are browned. Let each sheet sit on a rack for 2 minutes before removing the cookies with a spatula, and cooling them on a rack. Store in a covered container at room temperature, for  no more than a day or two. Be sure to refrigerate them, afterwards!

Gabby...sprinkles the colored sugars on the yummy cookies, but the best part of the frosting was...the Pillsbury Creamy Supreme Peppermint Frosting

Drop rounded teaspoons of the batter unto greased baking sheets an bake for about 10 minutes, or until the edges are browned. Let each sheet sit on a rack for 2 minutes before removing the cookies with a spatula and cooling them on a rack
Store in a covered container at room temperature for no
more than a day or two.
If you still have some leftover, be sure to refrigerate it!

Just a reminder...there's only 8 days before Christmas! What are you waiting for?...get busy! do a GOOD DEED!
We went around the local neighborhood,  and to our delight, and this local neighborhood  has teamed up with the decoration, and the lights...

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  1. your dill pickles look perfectly crunchy and that chocolate chip date nut spice loaf looks so moist and delicious...all of those desserts you dined on at the restaurant...fabulous!!!! These cookies ARE PERFECT! nothing brings a smile to my face like seeing the work of children on display!!! I'm so glad you got my card, and no you are not going crazy LOL, Joshua is my second child!!! more soon, xoxo j

  2. It looks like they had a great time and what a good job they did. Those cookies look very festive :)

  3. Plus the cookies were kid tested and grandma approved!!!

  4. I've been meaning to read Mark Bittman for quite a while! Glad you found your book at such a great price!

  5. Love this post the count down clock so cute and she is gorgeous making those cookies how fun is that you are one lucky and blessed woman! LOVE LOVE LOVE thats what I feel everytime I come here... have a fabullous and safe Christmas, xo Claudia

  6. What a beautiful plate of cookies. I still remember decorating Christmas cookies with my mom would have a bunch of the little Pyrex bowls with frosting in every color for us to use. Ahh so nice to create these beautiful cookies and such good memories too!

  7. Ki ne örülne az ilyen kis kezek munkájának, csodásak lettek a sütik! Az én gyerekeim is mindig ott szorgoskodtak a konyhában, sütöttek, dekoráltak...
    Ma van advent utolsó vasárnapja-aranyvasárnap és itt a karácsony, szép és boldog várakozást kívánok!

  8. De aranyos kis cukrász! Finomságokat készített!
    Már csak 7 nap! Boldog ünnepeket kívánok Elisabeth!

  9. That's one of my go-to FAVORITE cookbooks!! And I think your cookies are true masterpieces...made with love by a couple of really cute kiddos!! Happy Christmas to you, Elisabeth!!

  10. I think they look great. Would most definitely eat a couple! Great deal on the cookbook.
    Visiting from Cookbook Sundays

  11. I think cookies decorated by children are the prettiest ones ever. They are made with love and I love it when they go around showing everyone their handy work. I've been doing my good deed of spreading cookie love, but one can't do too much this time of year. I'm sure your good deeds won't go unrewarded. Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas.

  12. These cookies are beautiful because they represent more than just cookies. It isn't how pretty they look, it's the fun you have with those you love. Have a wonderful Christmas Elisabeth!

  13. Aranyos sütiket készítettetek, és tetszik nagyon a tálalód:)

  14. So envious that you got a copy of "How to Cook Everything" at such a bargain price. I am a huge Mark Bittman fan and I use the iPhone application because I can't afford the book.

    These cookies look great, and I bet all those beautiful decorations lovingly applied by your grandchildren only make them taste better.

    Thanks for sharing with Cookbook Sundays xo

  15. Hi Elisabeth, the cookies definitely looks delicious. Loves your grandchildren, Luca look so handsome and glad to see them enjoying decorating the cookies.
    Merry Christmas to you and family.
    Have a nice day.

  16. Hi Elisabeth,it looks like both you and Luca did an amazing job, the cookies look great!It is such a privilege to cook with your grandchildren!!Best wishes for a very Merry Christmas,XOXO

  17. There's nothing better than cookies made by children, with love. These ones are so pretty!

  18. Scrumptious cookies,loving it.

  19. Very sweet Elisabeth! I haven't baked cookies with my grand kids but maybe this week. I love your cookies, they look so yummy and for sure made with love during a wonderful family time of year;-). I have this cookbook and will have to get it off my book shelf and use it more. Happy Holidays Elisabeth;-)

  20. omg i want that.. i love the colours combination.. i am going to put on weight.

  21. Gorgeous cookies! What a fun day :) Have a great Christmas Elisabeth :)

  22. Look at those fabulous cookies...made with love! You are the BEST grandma, Lizzie!!! You have made so many beautiful memories for your sweet grandchildren. My family would love these cookies...another to put on my list!!! xo

  23. Nagyon tündéri a kis Luca,és Gaby szorgos kezecskéi is segítségedre voltak, így nem is csodálkozom rajta, hogy ilyen finom süteményeket sütöttetek!! Továbbra is ilyen csodás napokat, és sütögetést kívánok.:)

  24. Me gustan las galletas caseras lucen crujientes y deliciosa,me quedo en tu hermoso blog,felicitaciones y feliz navidad,abrazos,hugs,hugs..

  25. What a great find! I love his cookbook! Thank you for sharing these chocolate cookies with me...and making me smile on a rainy and cold night in Austin. I hope you are having a wonderful week. I know I'm busy...but I'm enjoying all the bustle!

  26. Your cookbook Sunday's encouraged me to break out my OLD, but loved, Betty Crocker cookbook from my youth. Being stationed away from my Mom I miss her Snickerdoodle cookies on Christmas day. So, I made some today, just like Mom did.
    Thank you for stopping by my blog. I really enjoy yours. Blessings to you & your family today & in the New Year.