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Friday, December 2, 2011

Mrs Fields' Christmas Cookies sort of

Hahahaha not really heh ! And it's not gingerbread which I really really want to bake :D Will have to google Mrs Fields gingerbread cookie recipe later . I always think of red and green as Christmas color ;D I'm planning to use pistachios but dried kiwi's a great alternative .

Chocolate Raisins Cookies
    ( from Mrs Fields Cookie Book )

Yield : 4 dozen

1 cup / 227 grams salted butter , cold and divided
2 oz / 56 grams unsweetened chocolate (  I used 70 grams , a combination of 70% Lindt & 63% Guittard )
2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour ( I used 3 cups )
1/2 tsp baking soda ( I used 1 tsp )
1/4 tsp salt ( mine's 1/8 )
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar (  reduced it to 3/4 )
1/2 cup granulated sugar ( reduced it to 1/4 )
2 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups raisins ( I used 3/4 cup each of dried kiwi and cranberries )
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

* Preheat oven to 300°F/150°C .
* Melt half cup of butter and the unsweetened chocolate over hot but not boiling water , remove from heat and set aside .
* In a medium bowl , combine flour , soda and salt .
* In a large bowl with an electric mixer blend sugars at a medium speed and add the remaining butter , mix to form a grainy paste , scraping down the sides of the bowl . Add eggs and vanilla and beat at medium speed until light and fluffy . Add melted chocolate and blend  until thoroughly combined .
* Add flour mixture , raisins and chocolate chips . Blend at low speed until just combined . Do not overmix .
* Drop by rounded tablespoons into baking sheets , 2 inches apart . Bake at 20- 22 minutesor until set . Transfer to a cool surface immediately with a spatula  .





9 comments:

  1. Hey you should call this Anne's Chocolate chips cookies:D :Looks festive my dear:D

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  2. oh wow, i want these. like a lot of these! right now! the dried kiwi is a great idea, and looks gorgeous to boot!

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  3. Those cookies look gorgeous, Anne! So perfect for the Holidays!!!

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  4. These Mrs Field cookies look very Christmas-y. You are so clever using the combination of dried kiwi and cranberries for this festive look.

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  5. Dried kiwi-definitely a great item to use this Christmas season. You have really inspired me-I will be going to the specialty grocers tomorrow. You did a great job in choosing the fruit combo for these. I wish I could taste one of these gems. Yum!

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  6. Very festive and tasty! Love those dried kiwi dices.

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  7. Thanks guys ♥♥♥ It looks really Chrismassy , isn't it ?

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