26 December 2007

Christmas cookies~~ part 2!!!

yes...we are still baking! only now, it is for the upcoming weekend of girlfriends. what do girlfriends like in their baked goods?? why, chocolate of course! girlfriends on holiday *need* their chocolate sweet treats. there's that & the fact that someone has eaten all the chocolate chip cookies that were baked last week. i wonder who did that?? not one single chocolate chip-smeared face will fess up to it.
on the agenda for this week...chocolate chip cookies (toll house cookies) & my personal favorite from this year's selections...parma chocolate cookies from michelle scicolone's la dolce vita cookbook. i'll direct you here for that famous toll house cookie recipe...& i'll share my slightly modified version of ms. scicolone's cookies for what's cooking wednesday.

preheat oven to 350 & butter your baking sheets.

melt & cool 3 oz. semisweet or bittersweet chocolate...i used valhrona 72%...oooohhhhh

beat 12 T. butter, 1/2 c. sugar & 1/2 t. salt with a mixer til light & fluffy

add the cooled, melted chocolate, beating til well blended

gradually stir in 2 c. flour

cool dough if necessary for better handling...then shape into 1 inch balls

now here is where ms. scicolone & i differ...she rolls them in finely chopped hazelnuts...my children would declare anarchy if i were to do that, so i don't...not yet!

place cookies 1-1/2 inches apart on cookie sheets

poke a hole in each cookie & fill with jam of your choice (i love me some seedless raspberry!), being careful not to over fill them (the jam will run over if you do)

bake 18-20 min...then cool on a wire rack

try not to eat all of them at once!


Cre8Tiva said...

can i be your girlfriend...blessings and peace to you and yours, rebecca

Shan said...

Wow! You are hardcore girlfriend! A What's Cooking Wednesday post the day after Christmas. I bow to you.

Susan said...

Oh my...they look heavenly! You have some very lucky girlfriends. :)

Anonymous said...

Yummy! I think I was the one who ate all the chocolate chip cookies in my house. But I haven't told anyone either.

Anonymous said...

Your cookies look delicious!
Happy New Year! Here comes 2008!

Britt-Arnhild said...

why is it that girls love, adore, crave chocolate.........

I can never have enough :-)

somepinkflowers said...

every time i felt upset
that i had not baked a*single*Christmas*cookie

i came over here
and pretended these were mine...


hope you don't mind!
they smell good
even from over


qualcosa di bello said...

rebecca...yes you can!!

shan...the day after was the quiet day...the rest, not so much!

susan...i am a very lucky girlfriend & it is always a pleasure to take care of them :D

christine...i think it is good to eat all the chocolate chip cookies ;)

maryann...thank you! & a very blessed new year to you too!

britt-arnhild...chocolate makes it all better!

spf...please help yourself to every single cookie that you would like!