Cookies

How to Make Microwave Cookies

Fast, Simple & Yummy! Maybe your oven is broken; maybe you're at college and only have access to a microwave; maybe you are tired and just want to press a button to make yourself a warm, delicious dessert. Whatever the reason, making microwave cookies is a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth. If you didn't know you could microwave cookies, welcome to the wonderful world of fast, easy treats! You can microwave ANY of your favorite cookies! These are hard to resist whether you bake them in the oven or the microwave. . Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookies From Cooks.com Ingredients: ¼ cup vegetable oil 1 cup dark brown sugar, packed 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 ½ cup Bisquick ½ cup chocolate chips ¼ cup chopped nuts (optional) Directions: Put the vegetable oil in a bowl, and stir in the sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Blend Read more

Ten Most Popular Homemade Cookie Flavors

Get to Know Your Cookies Cookies are America's favorite leisure time snack. There are hundreds of choices on the supermarket shelves for the cookie lover to choose from. But nothing can compare to the flavors and textures of homemade cookies. From the thousands of cookie recipes out there, here are the ten most popular homemade cookie favors. 1. Chocolate Chip Everyone's Favorite Cookie This delicious, buttery and oh-so-sweet cookie is the most popular for a good reason. Its melt in your mouth goodness has just the right amount of chocolate and cookie. Whether they are frozen or warm, soft or crisp baked, chocolate chip cookies will forever reign as the perfect cookie for all ages. Not to mention, easy to make for all ages and occasions as well. Kids love 'em Making Chocolate Chip Cookies 2. Peanut Butter Some people love the peanut Read more

How to Make a Cookie Gram

Have you ever had one of those days when all you really want is a big, warm, homemade cookie? Maybe you're having a tough day at work, maybe you have a big project that you've been working hard on, maybe you're just in a grouchy mood. In any case, wouldn't gourmet cookie favors be the perfect cure? Cookie grams, like a singing telegram or candy gram, are designed to put a smile on the recipient's face. You can't help but feel a little better when a delicious cookie shows up on your doorstep! Getting Started If you want to send a cookie gram, you have two basic options. One is to have one sent via a professional cookie gift delivery service and ordering them online from their website. The other is to make your own. Making your own is an excellent idea, not only because it is much less expensive, but because it is much more personal. Here are some tips Read more

Biscotti - an Italian Cookie or Cake?

History of These Cookies Biscotti are crunchy snacks that originated in Italy. They are actually cookies and get their name from the fact that they are baked twice. The word biscotti means baked twice in Italian. And you will need to bake these little goodies twice to get the recipe right. It's very easy to make your own biscotti at home. You can add any touches you like including chocolate chips, dried cherries, hazelnuts, walnuts, or white chocolate chips. The original versions that are popular in Italy are anise flavored. They have a licorice taste. You can make the authentic version with anise flavored extract which is sold at grocery stores in the spice aisle. The Ingredients Shake it Up Here's the basic biscotti recipe you can try. Add your own flavors to it as you like and experiment to find out which are your favorites. Image courtesy of norwichnuts on Read more

Making Crispy Cookies

Crispy cookies can be very tricky to bake. You don't want them to be burnt, but you also don't want them to be chewy! If you like a crisp cookie, take a look at some of these ideas, tips and tricks to see what you might do differently to bake up a batch of perfect homemade cookies. Check your oven You may want to get a thermometer designed especially for measuring the inside temperature of your oven. You can find them at kitchen stores. The reason you want to find out the temperature of your oven is because all ovens are slightly different. Your recipe might call for 350 degrees, and your dial may say 350 degrees, but in the end, your oven may actually be reading a temperature of 358 degrees or even higher. This can cause your gourmet cookies to burn, since you have no idea that the temperature is off. So, checking your temperature is key. Don't over cook Crispy Read more