Thursday, December 20, 2007

Two more recipes & a cute container...

I made these today...(and they're both straight out of my favorite Paula Deen cookbook called Paula Deen & Friends...Living it up, Southern Style.

(Thanks, Dawn! Still use that book all the time!)

Oreo Cookies

2 boxes Devil’s Food Cake Mix

4 eggs

1 1/2 C. shortening

1 tsp. vanilla

Roll into 1 inch balls and bake at 350 for 8 minutes. Cookies will be soft, let them stand for 2-3 minutes. Do not over bake. Add cream cheese frosting between two cookies and serve.

Paula Deen's Ultimate Oatmeal Cookie Recipe
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
2 1/2 cups quick-cooking oatmeal
1 cup raisins
1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Brown Butter Icing, recipe follows
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Grease 1 or more cookie sheets. Using an electric mixer, cream together butter, shortening, and sugar in a bowl until fluffy. Add eggs and beat until mixture is light in color. Add buttermilk. Sift together flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, and allspice; stir into creamed mixture. Fold in oatmeal, raisins, walnuts, and vanilla, blending well. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto cookie sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Drizzle with Brown Butter Icing.

Brown Butter Icing:
1/2 cup butter
3 cups sifted powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 to 4 tablespoons water

In a small saucepan heat the butter over medium heat until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in 3 cups sifted powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Stir in enough water (3 to 4 tablespoons) to make an icing of drizzling consistency. Drizzle on warm cookies.

Yield: enough to ice 5 dozen cookies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Ease of preparation: Easy

And I got these cute containers at Michael's. I bought a few extras because I also intend on using some of them for friends we'll visit next week. I plan on making little "Celebrate 08" tags for them and the New Year...
Enjoy your day!


Vanessa, Florida, USA said...

What yummy recipes... and those containers are so adorable! Great find!

Terri said...

Trish, I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your blog. You inspire me with every post! The recipes and projects are wonderful, I don't know how you do it all.

Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Molly said...

Trish, you are simply amazing! I am doing the oreo cookies on Sunday with the kids...they are going to love it and I will love it because it's easy! :D
And those containers! So cute!