Thursday, December 22, 2005

Another fine recipe to tempt you with

I baked today. I had hopes that some could have been left over for gifts.
Ever hear of Lemon Chip Cookies?
I didn't until I got this great cookbook as a gift. Everything in it comes out fastasmagorically wonderful!!

2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 & 1/2 sticks salted butter (3/4 cup), softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 Large eggs
1 & 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
9 ounces mini chocolate chips (about 1 1/2 cups)

Just an aside..I only used 1 cup of chips. and I didn't have ground coriander, I had whole seeds, so I just pounded the seeds with my mortar and pestle and it worked fine.

Preheat over to 300 degrees F.

In a medium bowl combine flour, baking soda and coriander with a wire whisk. Set aside.

In a large bowl cream butter and sugar with an electric mixer at medium speed to form a grainy paste.

Add eggs and lemon extract and beat well.Scrape down sides of bowl.

Add the flour mixture and the chocolate chips and blend at low speed just until combined. Do not overmix.

Drop dough by teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheets, 1 1/2 inches apart.
Bake for 14-15 minutes. Do Not Brown.
Immediately transfer cookies with a spatula to a cool flat surface.

Yield: about 4 dozen.

And wouldn't you know. All the cookies are GONE! EATEN in one day!!! Between my little ones' K class party and afterschool and after supper snacks. There's none left. I guess that means they're good. :-)

I love sharing recipes that work.
Don't you?


Shesawriter said...

I've been cooking all day and cleaning, but what the heck. I'll add another recipe on the pile.



Michele said...

LOL, Tanya, this time of year, I hear you LOUD and Clear!!!
Let me know if you liked them if you do make them!
I love to hear happy taste buds!

Kelli McBride said...

These sound delicious. My Italian friend made stuffed cookies - it's a secret recipe handed down to her from her mother (AFTER her mother died!). They are so delicious. We had them with this Italian liquer called Limon or something (30 proof), and hot tea. I poured some of the lemon liquer in my tea, and OHHHH was it good!

BTW, I emailed your jokes including the talking chicken one to several friends and family members - they all thought them soooo funny, especially the chicken.

AE Rought said...

Hiya, Michele! I wanted to drop by and say Happy Christmas! It was very nice of you to stop by my friend Lisa's blog. Thanks for that. :)

Annalee Blysse said...

Merry Christmas! Santa was kind to help with this computer this year. Hope you had a great weekend.

Michele said...

Kelli! That sounds delicious, what your friend makes.
And I'm glad your family and friends enjoyed the jokes. They were sharing with me, I'm only too glad to share the laughter with others. Thanks for letting me know the jokes were appreciated!

Hi! A!!
Thanks for the Christmas greetings. Greeting to you too!And, It was nice to say "HI" to your friend. She's seems awfully nice. I'm you said it was OK to say "Howdy".

Hey there, Annalee! Yes, Santa was good to me this year. I got a whole brand new set of Farberware pots and pans. I haven't had a new set since I first got married 20 years ago! And a new spatula and some Farberware cookie pans! I am SO Thrilled!!!! I can't wait to use them. So Santa helped you with the computer and me with kitchen stuff. Since I'm the Kitchen queen in the house..this was very welcome.

Have fun with all the new stuff your new computer can do, Annalee!!

Brandy said...

Merry Christmas Michele! Hope you and yours had a great day.

Gangadhar said...

I hope you had a great Christmas,Michele!!!
Btw..mentioned about in my blog...regarding "Nari Narien"

Shesawriter said...


Come out, come out wherever you are! :-)


Michele said...

Thanks ,Brandy! I did! I posted on your blog with the details.
Glad your's was too!

Michele said...

Gangadhar! I LOVE that Video!
It took awhile to load but it was worth it. I love the visuals, the sounds, EVERYTHING! Thanks so much for using my comment to inspire your post....
You made my day!!!!

Michele said...

LOL Tanya!!
Thanks for the Yoohoo!
OK, I'll post ..something...*grin*