Friday, June 1, 2012

Vote for your favorite cookie


It's time to vote.

Don't worry, in this election, there are no bad choices, no unscrupulous politicians and no political scandals.  You're voting for your favorite cookie!  I want to know kind of cookies is your favorite.  Do you prefer thin and crispy cookies with a buttery crunch?  Do you like soft, chewy cookies like snickerdoodles?  Do you like your cookies loaded with nuts and fruit like oatmeal raisin?  Do you choose cookies based on the amount of chocolate that they contain?

I want to hear from you.  Send me a comment and tell me the name of your favorite cookie. Just to get your cookie juices flowing, I'll give you a list of cookie ideas.  

Chocolate Chip
Oatmeal Raisin
Peanut Butter
Sugar
Lemon 
Gingersnaps
Macaroons 
Shortbread
Chocolate
Fruit Filled (Thumbprints)
                  
I hope that helped.


I baked cookies for a local bakery for a while and by far the most popular cookie that we sold was oatmeal raisin.  I couldn't believe that more people would chose a cookie with raisins over a cookie with chocolate!  (I guess you know my favorite cookie now.) 

Don't get me wrong, I also love a good oatmeal raisin cookie.  I've blogged a couple of oatmeal cookies already. 






chewy oatmeal cookies
















oatmeal surprise cookies with chocolate covered raisins 








Today, I'm going to share my recipe for thin and crispy oatmeal cookies with you. They are perfect for those of you cookie lovers who prefer a crunchy, buttery snack. 
 

Thin and Crispy Oatmeal Cookies
1 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
14 Tablespoons butter
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats

Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Beat butter and sugars on medium speed in standing mixer for 2 minutes.  Add egg and vanilla.  Add flour mixture and mix just until incorporated.  Stir in oats. 


Scoop dough onto baking sheets and flatten with fingers.


Bake 16 minutes at 350. 


Cool on wire racks.


Now it's your turn to vote.  And as a special note to my family: voting does not increase the odds that your favorite cookie will appear in our kitchen this weekend. 



Thank you in advance for participating in my favorite cookie poll.  I'll publish the results of the voting in a future blog.

Ciao!

Thin and Crispy Oatmeal Cookies
1 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
14 Tablespoons butter
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats

Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Beat butter and sugars on medium speed in standing mixer for 2 minutes.  Add egg and vanilla.  Add flour mixture and mix just until incorporated.  Stir in oats.  Scoop dough onto baking sheets and bake 16 minutes at 350. 

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