Tag Archive | Cookies

I Hate Christmas, Christmas Cookies-2011 styles

On December 11th, Foodventures turned 1 year old! Thanks to everyone for the support and for coming back time and time again to check out this blog. Anyway, one of my first post was I hate Christmas, Christmas Cookies and I figured I would do something similar this year. These are my favorite cookies ever. Enjoy!
Ingredients List:
  • 1 cup soft unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup of chopped candy canes
  • 3/4 cups chopped lindor white chocolate truffles
  • 3 pieces of bakers dark chocolate melted
**Click on the picture for a step by step look at how to make these delicious Christmas Cookies: Word Press is working out some kinks and the format of the photo descriptions has changed. For the moment you can still access the attachment pages with the descriptions if you click “Permalink” under each image. This will bring you to the old format and you can get the step by step look you love!  Hopefully this will be resolved soon. xo

I’m really happy these days and so grateful for all the incredible things coming my way. I hope that wherever you are life is treating you well.

Eat Well

Be Happy

Laugh Loudly

xo Lisa

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Choco-Pumpkin Cookies

Happy Halloween!

Ingredients List:

  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1 Tsp baking Powder
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 Tsp All spice
  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Sunflower Oil
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla
  • 1 Can Punpkin Puree
  • 1 Cup Chocolate  Chips

**Click on the picture for a step by step look at how to make these cookies:

Cooking with Pumpkin is my new favorite thing. I am going to use this ingredient year round! Yum!

Eat well

Be Happy

Laugh loudly

xo Lisa



Workaholic Cookies…

I recently started a new job, after months of living a life of leisure. Monday is my day off and generally, I like to spend that day running errands, doing chores around the house, enjoying a home cooked meal, hanging with friends and baking. This week is going to be insane since we start teching the show but I figured it would be yummy for my colleagues to start the week off with some delicious cookies. Besides it’s an extra bonus for me because spending time in the kitchen is really relaxing  and a great way to unwind (and it also allows me to justify not doing “other” chores!)

Ingredients List:

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup of Lindor Milk Chocolate pieces
  • 1/2 cup Lindor  Dark Chocolate pieces

****click on the picture for a more info about how to make your own workaholic cookies.


Listening to Joni Mitchell’s Blue, baking cookies and catching up with friends: a perfect Monday afternoon off.

I hope my colleagues at work enjoy these bad boys! The thing about these cookies are that they actually taste like brownies! Perfect!

Happy Monday!

Eat well

Be Happy

Laugh loudly

xo Lisa


i hate christmas-christmas cookies!

This year, i have the time and the lack of funds to make gifts for everyone on my list and so what better than the gift of cookies. Simple, delicious AND bonus: they make the house smell heavenly. I had a whole bunch of limes left over from my Holidays Soiree and so I thought that I would put them to use with this cookie recipe:

Ingredients List:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter-soft
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp of Vanilla
  • the juice from 3 limes
  • 2 tbsps of lime zest
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 bag of white chocolate chips

The result is light, fluffy and simple…*makes about 8 dozen small cookies

**click on the picture for a step by step explanation of How to make I hate Christmas Cookies


 

These cookies are very subtle and light tasting. It’s a little misleading (i mean a whole bag of white chocolate chips seems insanely sweet) but the lime juice cuts the sweetness of the white chocolate. If i decide to make more of these bad boys, i think i will add some dried cranberries to the mix.


If you decide to venture let me know how it turns out.

 

I’m off to finish packaging my treats and to start delivering.


Eat well

Be Happy

Laugh loudly

xo Lisa

 

Trailer Trash Truffles

I’m hosting my annual Christmas Party and figured it would be fun to make a special treat for all the guests to take home. Not being much of a baker, I found an easy and minimalist recipe that I thought would look good and taste incredible.

It only calls for 4 simple ingredients:

  • 1 bag of Oreo Cookies
  • 1 Package of Cream Cheese
  • 1 Box of semisweet chocolate squares
  • 1 package of white chocolate chips

The results are interesting…

****click on the picture for a step by step explanation of How to Make Trailer Trash Truffles****

The process was a little more complicated that I thought it would be and very messy!

The end result was disappointing but what did I expect with Oreo Cookies, Cream Cheese and Semi Sweet Chocolate. Not to knock on Oreo cookies- I mean the truffles actually taste OK. In my mind i pictured something a lot different… more elegant and incroyable!

In the end, I won’t be handing these out as party favors. I don’t think i want people to remember the great night they had with some mediocre artificial tasting treat. In fact, simple shortbread cookies would have been tastier and more elegant. Instead, these will be put out for everyone to enjoy as they raise a glass or two or five. (that reminds me i need to figure out my signature holiday cocktail…)

And so off i go to putter in the kitchen and get some more food ready for the party.

The main event: Do it your self pulled pork sliders! (who doesn’t love pulled pork?)


Eat well

Be Happy

Laugh loudly

xo Lisa


Post Party *FYI: they were actually a really big hit and people loved these little treats and so if you want something that will WOW people (even if it is Oreo Cookies!) try this recipe.