The Eat Food NOT Money Cookbook

White chip chocolate cookies

I think these cookies are pretty.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 1/4 c flour
  • 2/3 c cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 c (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4 c sugar
  • 2/3 c brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 bag white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt and set aside. Beat together butter, both sugars and vanilla until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually mix in flour/cocoa mixture. The dough will be stiff. Stir in chips. Roll 1 Tbl dough into a ball and then flatten slightly. Place 1″ apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 9 – 11 minutes. Makes 5 dozen cookies.

Cost:
all purpose flour – $1.25
cocoa – $2.84
baking soda – $0.50
salt (large) – $0.38
butter – $2.38
sugar – $2.42
brown sugar – $1.44
vanilla (2 oz) – $1.96
eggs (18 count) -$1.47
white morsels – $1.97
Total – $5.11/$1.02 per dozen

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February 16, 2010 Posted by | -cookies, DELICIOUS DESSERTS | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

White Chocolate and Strawberry Cookies

One of my favorite ladies here in blogland has begun her television cooking career! Ok, maybe it’s not a career yet but I’d be willing to bet my money that it will be before too long. Her name is Celeste (click here to visit her blog) and she is an incredible woman. Her debut was on MyArkLaMiss’ morning show and her recipe is White Chocolate and Strawberry Cookies…yum! Click here to watch her TV debut and click here for other great recipes that she has posted on her forum KARD Kookbook (she posts under the name LadyElaine. You will need to specifically select her forum to get to her recipes). I know, you want me to get to the recipe! 🙂

White Chocolate and Strawberry Cookies

What you’ll need:

1 1/2 cups strawberries, cleaned
1 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 eggs
3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350°.

Clean, trim, and slice berries.

Puree/mash strawberries in a blender, or with a fork for less mess (berries should now be 3/4 cup), leaving some larger chunks if desired; set berries aside.

In a large bowl beat butter and sugars.

Beat in one egg at a time.

In a separate bowl whisk flour, salt and baking powder.

Add dry mixture to creamed mixture, about 1/2 a cup at a time.

When well mixed, slowly add berries, about 1/4 cup at a time, while mixing at the same time, ensuring berries are spread well throughout.

Drop batter in tablespoons about 1-inch apart on a greased baking sheet.

Bake at 350° for 11- 12 minutes for soft cookies, or up to a maximum of about 14-15 minutes for crunchier cookies, watching the edges to ensure they are lightly browned.

Let rest on cookie sheets for 2-3 minutes for cookies to set.

Cool on wire racks.

Cost:
strawberries – $3.50
butter – $1.75/pound
sugar – $1.99/4 lb bag
brown sugar – $1.89/ 2 pound bag
eggs – $1.09/ dozen
flour – $2.12/5 pound bag
chocolate chips – $2.50
Total – $6.93

March 3, 2009 Posted by | -chocolate, -cookies, DELICIOUS DESSERTS | , , , , | 3 Comments

Razz-ma-tazz bars

What you’ll need:

½ c butter
2 c white chocolate chips, divided
2 eggs
½ c sugar
1 c flour
½ tsp salt
½ almond extract
½ c seedless raspberry jam
¼ c toasted sliced almonds

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and sugar a 9 inch square pan. Melt butter in microwave on high for 1 minute. Add 1 cup of chips. Do not stir. Let stand. In a large bowl, beat eggs until foamy. Add sugar and beat until light lemon colored, about 5 minutes. Stir in chip/butter mixture. Add flour, salt and almond extract and mix on low speed until combined. Spread 2/3 of the batter into the pan. Bake for 15 – 17 minutes or until light golden brown around edges. Remove from oven. Heat jam in microwave on high for 30 seconds; stir. Spread jam over warm crust. Mix other cup of chips with the remaining batter. Drop spoonfuls of batter over the jam. Sprinkle with almonds. Bake for 25 – 30 minutes or until edges are browned. Cool completely. Cut into bars. Makes 16 bars.

Cost:
butter – $1.75/pound
chocolate chips – $2.50
eggs – $1.09/ dozen
sugar – $1.99/4 lb bag
flour – $2.12/5 pound bag
almond extract – $3.12
jam/jelly – $1.49/jar
almonds- $2.00
Total – $6.80

December 22, 2008 Posted by | -brownies, -chocolate, DELICIOUS DESSERTS | , , , , , , | Leave a comment