Friday, January 11, 2013

Food Friday - Swirl Cookies

First and foremost, WELCOME to all of the new wonderful ladies who have joined me here in my tiny bit of blogland via the Wii U giveaway! I'm happy you stopped by!

You will soon find out I tend to over share, over love, and over eat. Which means I should really start over-working out... right? Ahem... GO TEAM RESOLUTIONS!

I blog about recipes, DIY successes (and failures), and my fairytale life with Mr. Perfect and our little peanut who just decided to join us in this crazy world 3 months ago!! Have I mentioned how much I love being a mom? Because I do. A lot.

ALSO, and this one's huge, ladies.... On Wednesday I got a call for my FIRST review/giveaway. This is something I have wanted to do for a while. I'm hoping I will have this opportunity many more times in 2013. So stay tuned for more giveaways.

Now...

Food Fridays are BACK!

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I made these bad boys for Christmas but really, they are delicious and should be made for any holiday/occasion.

When I saw these on AllRecipes.com, I panicked. I thought they would be way too hard to make. I was so wrong.

Remember the video I made about dough cutting?


This is the recipe I used it for.

You will need:
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 cups butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • food coloring
  1. Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
  2. Beat the butter with the brown and white sugars in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs and vanilla until smooth. Gradually stir in the flour mixture until evenly blended. Gather the dough into a ball, and divide into two equal parts. Place one half in a second bowl. Add red food coloring to the dough in one bowl, and green food coloring to the dough in the other bowl. Use a fork or wooden spoon to blend the food coloring into the dough until evenly blended. Add additional drops of food coloring to make the desired shade.
  3. Roll out the one of dough halves to 1/4 inch (5mm) thickness. Roll out the colored dough to 1/4 inch (5mm) thickness, and place on top of the first dough. Beginning on one edge, roll the doughs to make a log so the two colors spiral inside each other. Wrap the log in waxed paper, then in a cotton towel, and refrigerate at least 8 hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease 2 baking sheets.
  5. Unwrap the dough log, and place on a clean, lightly floured surface. Slice the log into rounds 1/8 inch (3 mm) thick, and place on prepared baking sheets. If they get much thinner than that, they will turn brown and crispy in a hurry
  6. Bake in preheated oven until set, 5 to 6 minutes. Watch carefully to prevent edges from browning. Remove from oven, and cool on racks.
  7. TRY not to eat them all while they are cooling off.
 Try this, I promise you can do it. You won't be disappointed.

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