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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Fortune Cookies: Sweet Wisdom

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Fortune cookies usually are crunchy Asian American cookies which are made of sugar, flour, vanilla, and edible oil with a special ‘fortune’ inserted inside. They are delicious deserts, in particular after having a Chinese food or dish. Additionally, they can be offered as popular gift items. Many people love to bake them at their own homes and present these as gifts to near and dear ones.

If you wish, you too can bake lot of money cookies at home to make them a lot more personalized and serve it to friends and loved ones or to your family members, particularly the children! This is also a great way to teach kids some great things in life and some proverbs while providing a better explanation and meaning. For this reason, fortune cookies currently within the market usually carry great quotes and messages.

The ‘fortune’ is really piece of paper that has words of faux wisdom and some complex prophecy. The “lot of money cookies” are also called “lucky lot of money cookies” because at times they have been discovered to possess some lottery lucky numbers inside them and some prophecies that are really fruitful to numerous individuals. The moment 1 finds some cookies in front, he or she can't resist the temptation to taste a few and also find what lies inside it.

Some well-liked quotes and indigenous items that are found in Fortune Cookies are like - ‘Take a minute and let it ride, then take a minute to let it breeze.’ ‘We are here to adore one another, serve one another and uplift one another.’ ‘If everybody is a worm you ought to be a glow worm.’ You find such kinds of memorable quotes and wise words in them that elate the mind and spirit. As you crack open the cookie you are definite to find some message or prophecy of great lot of money awaiting from you.

Nicely, leaving the lot of money unrevealed, let us talk a little about its tastes and also the delicacies from the cookie. Fortune cookies are popular not only because of their hidden messages but also its taste too. They keep that delicious waffle taste whilst made of healthy ingredients. Almost each individual who has tried a fortune cookie can say that they've brought some back home for their children. Kids adore them because of the sweet taste and also the “cool” message they get when they crack it open.

Though today the mainland of China and Taiwan are aware lot of money cookies, nevertheless they choose to maintain distance from the idea. 1 of the main reasons why they are not well-liked in those particular areas is because the fortune cookie originated in the Western world. Even although the fortune cookies seem like Asian style crackers, majority of Americans and Canadians adore them more than Asians themselves. If you've yet to try some or have not tasted them for a long time and get a box of it and appreciate at the comfort of your own home.



Saturday, December 10, 2011

Custom Cookie Cutters Make Great Gifts

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Author Resource: Wm Ramsay. Want to make your kids happy with your decorative cookies, our online shop has a range of dog custom custom cookie cutters and dog cookie cutters sets. Article provided by - Published-Articles.com



You can find custom cookie cutters made today in virtually every style and shape imaginable. If you know someone who enjoys baking, you may want to consider getting him or her some custom cookie cutters as birthday or holiday gifts that’s sure to delight them. They’re an unexpected and thoughtful way to give a gift that’s truly personal and a bit unexpected.

You can get a set of custom cookie cutters designed around a holiday, such as Christmas or Easter, or around a theme, such as popular flowers like daisies and daffodils. You can find custom cookie cutters for animal lovers in the shape of various dog breeds, fish or forest animals.

But truly custom cookie cutters are the ones you design yourself or have someone design for you. Perhaps you’d like to make cookies in the shape of safari animals for your son’s birthday party, or ballerina themed cookies for a celebration after the dance recital.

Look online for a cookie cutter shop that offers custom cookie cutters made to order. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination. There will be a small charge to design, set up and create the first cookie cutter, but each cookie cutter after that shouldn’t cost much more than the price of a standard cookie cutter. A typical set-up fee might be $20-$30, with each additional cookie cutter costing less than $5 each. Consider going together with some friends or family members who would like to have their own cookie cutters in the shape you have designed to share the cost.

Of course, custom cookie cutters make great gifts. Does your family have a particular hobby that’s shared? Have cookie cutters made to reflect their love of sports, miniature trains or playing golf. Golf club cookie cutters, various train engines and even team mascot cookie cutters can all be the hit of your next family gathering. Or choose a special shape. Whether it’s your own take on a snowflake, a ballerina or a cowboy, you can tie custom cookie cutter to their gifts in place of a gift tag for each person in your family at the holidays.

If someone in your family is an avid baker, consider ordering a complete set of custom cookie cutters that span the seasons. She’ll love being able to make Easter cookies shaped like crosses or lilies, autumn cookies shaped like leaves and acorns and even clovers for St. Patrick’s Day! You’ll really impress her if you have one or two custom cookie cutters for every month of the year so she can bake beautiful, eye catching cookies year round.

If you’re interested in having custom cookie cutters made, put some thought into what you really want and keep in mind that not all objects translate well into cookie cutter shapes. You only have two dimensions to work with rather than three when creating a cookie cutter, so you need to design a shape that has a very distinctive, easily recognizable outline for the best results. A horse will be instantly recognized, but a golf ball won’t look like a golf ball unless you ice it properly to add the needed details such as dimples. Think creatively about shapes when designing your cookie cutters. A mouse will look great in profile with his pointy nose at one end and a long, curvy tail at the other end. The front view of a mouse would probably be unrecognizable. Also keep in mind that some features may be too slender to translate into a cookie cutter because it would be easy for the cookie to break – A fishing pole might work, but you can’t translate the fishing line to a cookie cutter.

Once you have several good designs on paper, find an online store that specializes in nothing but cookie cutters and contact them. They will work closely with you to create custom cookie cutters that will become cherished family heirlooms.



Sunday, November 27, 2011

Cake Decoration 101: Perfect Frosting

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Author Resource: Katrina Wagner. Cake Decoration is a great way to show off your creative side, and also to keep your loved ones happy with treats of all kinds! Frosting is an important part of this, so it’s important to make sure that you apply it in the right way. These hints and tips should help you. Article provided by - Published-Articles.com



There can’t be many things in life that are quite as wonderful as creating the perfect cake and enjoying it with your whole family, and a big part of great cake decoration is creating the perfect frosting. After all, that’s where all the flavor is! Wonderful as frosting is, however, there are a few mistakes that can be made when you’re making it, and that’s why we’ve come up with these tips on creating the perfect frosting every time:

Ensure you prepare the cake. One of the biggest mistakes that many people make when frosting a cake is to simply slap it straight on. This is a bad idea! Not only should you take the time to ensure that the cake is leveled off (cakes will usually ‘dome’ when cooked), you should ensure that it has completed cooled down by the time you apply the frosting. If not, you will likely end up with some very runny frosting sliding off the cake and onto your kitchen surfaces!

Don’t overdo the frosting. With frosting being as insanely tasty as it is (especially if it’s chocolate based!), it can be tempting to slather tons of it all over the top of the cake and then all through the middle. However, try and resist this urge (however hard it may be), as overdoing the frosting will usually lead to the cake ending up as a bit of a mess, and will also make the flavor far too overwhelming. As with any form of food creation, the key to the whole thing is finding the right balance. Get it right, and you’ll be enjoying some great cake!

Do the filling first. This might seem obvious, but you’d be surprised at the mistakes that some people make in terms of frosting in the right order! Applying the filling first is important – it should be at room temperature unless it involves cream – and ensure that you spread it evenly across the lower half of the cake. Needless to say you should stick to the above rule of not applying too much, otherwise you’ll end up with the over-full sandwich effect!

Don’t forget the crumb coat. The last thing you want to do when you’ve spent ages creating the perfect frosting is to end up with some rather unsightly crumbs ruining the effect! That’s why you should apply what’s known as a ‘crumb coat’ first. This is a very thin layer of frosting applied before the rest to help remove all of the crumbs that would otherwise come off, and to then provide a smoother layer for you to conduct the rest of the cake decoration.

Use the right consistency. Consistency is a big deal when it comes to most areas of cake decoration, and this is certainly the case when it comes to frosting. Whilst frosting is incredibly versatile, making sure it’s of the right viscosity is a great idea. Stiffer frosting is great for more elaborate shape creation, where as writing or printing is best performed by the thinner variety.



Friday, October 28, 2011

Mediterranean Flavor Fig Cookies

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The warm, sugary taste of figs makes them a perfect holiday dessert. Add some Mediterranean flavor to your table with this recipe.

Yields: 48
Cooking Time: 10 min


Ingredients:

•1 cup chopped figs (about 1/2 lb)
•1/3 cup water
•1 cup butter
•1/2 cup sugar
•1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
•1 egg
•1 teaspoon vanilla
•2 cup sifted flour
•2 teaspoon baking powder
•1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions:

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.

2. Cook figs with water, stirring frequently, until thickened (about 5 minutes). Set aside to cool.

3. Beat butter with sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy.

4. Beat in egg and vanilla. Blend well.

5. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt; mix into the creamed mixture.

6. Stir in the cooled figs.

7. Drop by teaspoons onto lightly greased cookie sheets.

8. Bake 375 degrees F approximately 10 minutes, until lightly browned.

9. Remove cookies and cool on wire racks.



Monday, September 19, 2011

Mocha Walnut Cookies

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Ingredients:

1 - 12 oz. pkg. of semi-sweet chocolate morsels, divided
2 tablespoons of instant coffee
2 teaspoons of boiling water
1 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon of soda
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 cup of butter, softened
1/2 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup of chopped walnuts

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Melt over hot (not boiling water), 1/2 cup chocolate morsels.

3. Stir until smooth and cool to room temperature.

4. In small cup, dissolve coffee in boiling water and set aside. In small bowl, combine flour, soda, and salt. Set aside.

5. In large bowl, combine butter, sugars, and coffee. Beat until creamy.

6. Add egg and melted chocolate morsels. Mix well . Then gradually add flour mixture.

7. Stir in the remaining chocolate morsels and walnuts. Drop by rounded measuring tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.

8. Bake 10 to 12 minutes.

9. Allow to stand 2-3 minutes before removing from cookie sheets; cool completely.



Sunday, August 28, 2011

Buffalo Chewy Cookies

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Buffalo Chewy Cookies feature a sumptuous and unique blend of seasonal flavors - summery coconut and warm, wintry oatmeal and pecans. However, the recipe is delicious all year around!

Cooking Time: 15 min

Ingredients:

•1 cup margarine
•1 cup shortening
•2 cup white sugar
•2 cup brown sugar
•2 teaspoon vanilla
•4 eggs
•2 teaspoon baking powder
•2 teaspoon baking soda
•4 cup flour
•1 cup pecans
•1 cup coconut
•2 cup oatmeal
•1 cup raisins
•12 ounce chocolate chips
•2 cup corn flakes

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees.

2. Cream together margarine, shortening, and sugars. Add vanilla and eggs.

3. Sift in the baking powder, baking soda, and flour.

4. Add the pecans, coconut, oatmeal, raisins, chocolate chips, and corn flakes as desired.

5. Dip with a 1/4 cup measure or ice cream scoop, 6 cookies to a baking sheet.

6. Slightly flatten and bake 15 to 20 minutes at 350F degrees. When cool, cookies should be chewy, not brittle.



Saturday, August 13, 2011

Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Try these amazing classic cookies that really are right from your kitchen kitchen!

Yields: 48 cookies
Total Time: 45 min
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Oven Temp: 350

Ingredients:

• 2 stick(s) unsalted butter, softened
• 1 cup(s) sugar
• 2 eggs, lightly beaten
• 2 cup(s) all-purpose flour
• 2 cup(s) old-fashioned oats
• 1 teaspoon(s) baking powder
• 1 teaspoon(s) baking soda
• 1/4 teaspoon(s) salt
• 1 teaspoon(s) cinnamon
• 1 cup(s) raisins
• 1/2 cup(s) coarsely chopped walnuts
• 1 1/4 cup(s) chocolate chips
• 1/4 cup(s) milk

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Stir in eggs until well combined. In a separate bowl, combine all dry ingredients, plus raisins, walnuts, and chocolate chips. Add dry mixture to wet mixture and stir to combine. Stir in milk.

3. Drop dough in heaping tablespoonfuls, about 1 inch apart, on the baking sheet. Bake until golden brown and slightly crunchy, about 15 minutes.



Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Butterscotch Cookies #CookieWorld





Butterscotch Cookies #CookieWorld


Ingredients:

1/2 cup of butter
2 cup of brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
3 1/2 cups of flour - sifted
1/2 teaspoon of cream of tartar
1 teaspoon of baking soda

Procedures:

1. Cream butter, add sugar and then add eggs and vanilla.

2. Sift flour with cream of tartar and baking soda and add to first mixture.

3. Form into a roll and allow to stand in ice box overnight.

4. Slice thinly and bake on a greased baking sheet at 375 F. for 10 minutes.






Peanut Butter Cookies #CookieWorld



Peanut Butter Cookies #CookieWorld


Ingredients:

½ cup peanut butter
½ cup butter or margarine, softened
½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup brown sugar
1 egg
½ tsp vanilla
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
1 ¼ cups all purpose flour

Procedures:

• Place peanut butter and butter in mixer bowl. Attach bowl and flat beater to mixer. Turn to speed 6 and beat until mixture is smooth, about 1 minute. Stop and scrape bowl. Add sugars, egg, and vanilla. Turn to speed 4 and beat about 1 minute. Stop and scrape bowl.

• Turn to stir speed. Gradually add all remaining ingredients to sugar mixture and mix about 30 seconds. Turn to speed 2 and mix about 30 seconds.

• Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Press flat with fork in a criss-cross pattern to ¼ inch thickness.

• Bake at 375F until golden brown, about 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from baking sheets immediately and cool on wire racks.

• Yield 36 servings (1 cookie per serving)

Note: For Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies: Just add chocolate of your choice.





Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Ingredients:

1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 eggs
1 ½ tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3 cups all purpose flour
12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips

Procedures:

• Place sugars, butter, eggs, and vanilla in mixer bowl. Attach bowl and flat beater to mixer. Turn to speed 2 and mix about 30 seconds. Stop and scrape bowl. Turn to speed 4 and beat about 30 seconds. Stop and scrape bowl.

• Turn to stir speed. Gradually add baking soda, salt, and flour to sugar mixture and mix about 2 minutes. Turn to speed 2 and mix about 30 seconds. Stop and scrape bowl. Add chocolate chips. Turn to stir speed and mix about 15 seconds.

• Drop rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets, about 2 inches apart. Bake at 375F for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from baking sheets immediately and cool on wire racks.

• Yield 54 servings ( 1 cookie per serving)

Note: Variations: 2 cups raisins, coconut, or chopped walnuts may be substituted for chocolate chips.