OT refrigerator cookie recipe

OT refrigerator cookie recipe

Post by Polly Esthe » Sat, 15 Aug 2009 23:41:05



Here's a plan that went all wrong.  Neighbor had back surgery.  She's
walking now; I see her creep to the lane and back - very slowly.  Thought
I'd take her some home-baked cookies and real lemonade.  Did okay with the
lemonade.  The cookies were insipid.  Gummy on top, nearly nearly burned on
bottom and about as tasty as batting.
    Do any of you who live with Cookie Monsters have a great recipe for
refrigerator cookies?  I mean the kind where you do the preparation mess,
make a roll of the dough and keep it in the refrigerator to slice and bake
later. I need help.  Polly
 
 
 

OT refrigerator cookie recipe

Post by Polly Esthe » Sun, 16 Aug 2009 06:06:03


Well for goodness sake.  With all the fine cooks we have here, I'm surprised
that there's not one suggestion.  I wonder if Lois' chocolate chip recipe
would work if chilled.  Only one way to find out.  Polly

"Polly Esther" <wrote> Here's a plan that went all wrong.  Neighbor had back
surgery.  She's

Quote:
> walking now; I see her creep to the lane and back - very slowly.  Thought
> I'd take her some home-baked cookies and real lemonade.  Did okay with the
> lemonade.  The cookies were insipid.  Gummy on top, nearly nearly burned
> on bottom and about as tasty as batting.
>    Do any of you who live with Cookie Monsters have a great recipe for
> refrigerator cookies?  I mean the kind where you do the preparation mess,
> make a roll of the dough and keep it in the refrigerator to slice and bake
> later. I need help.  >


 
 
 

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Post by J* » Sun, 16 Aug 2009 06:17:55


i just got here, i'm not fully awake yet.
i have a big recipe that starts out basic, then you split it up and add
different things to those portions.
then roll, freeze, use as you need'em.
i dont have it typed on the computer tho so will have to work on that in a
bit.
had one cuppa so far, now need to get some breakfast to feed the brain,
thats the plan, doesnt always work for me tho. brain is basically mush most
of the time but will get to it for you today.
hth,
j.

Quote:
"Polly Esther" wrote...

Well for goodness sake.  With all the fine cooks we have here, I'm surprised
that there's not one suggestion.  I wonder if Lois' chocolate chip recipe
would work if chilled.  Only one way to find out.  Polly

"Polly Esther" <wrote> Here's a plan that went all wrong.  Neighbor had back
surgery.  She's

Quote:
> walking now; I see her creep to the lane and back - very slowly.  Thought
> I'd take her some home-baked cookies and real lemonade.  Did okay with the
> lemonade.  The cookies were insipid.  Gummy on top, nearly nearly burned
> on bottom and about as tasty as batting.
>    Do any of you who live with Cookie Monsters have a great recipe for
> refrigerator cookies?  I mean the kind where you do the preparation mess,
> make a roll of the dough and keep it in the refrigerator to slice and bake
> later. I need help.  >

 
 
 

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Post by J* » Sun, 16 Aug 2009 07:10:09


done, where'd you like it sent?
j.

Quote:
"J*" wrote...

i just got here, i'm not fully awake yet.
i have a big recipe that starts out basic, then you split it up and add
different things to those portions.
then roll, freeze, use as you need'em.
i dont have it typed on the computer tho so will have to work on that in a
bit.
had one cuppa so far, now need to get some breakfast to feed the brain,
thats the plan, doesnt always work for me tho. brain is basically mush most
of the time but will get to it for you today.
hth,
j.

Quote:
"Polly Esther" wrote...

Well for goodness sake.  With all the fine cooks we have here, I'm surprised
that there's not one suggestion.  I wonder if Lois' chocolate chip recipe
would work if chilled.  Only one way to find out.  Polly

"Polly Esther" <wrote> Here's a plan that went all wrong.  Neighbor had back
surgery.  She's

Quote:
> walking now; I see her creep to the lane and back - very slowly.  Thought
> I'd take her some home-baked cookies and real lemonade.  Did okay with the
> lemonade.  The cookies were insipid.  Gummy on top, nearly nearly burned
> on bottom and about as tasty as batting.
>    Do any of you who live with Cookie Monsters have a great recipe for
> refrigerator cookies?  I mean the kind where you do the preparation mess,
> make a roll of the dough and keep it in the refrigerator to slice and bake
> later. I need help.  >

 
 
 

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Post by Polly Esthe » Sun, 16 Aug 2009 07:17:15


Bless your heart, Jeanne.  Thank you so much.  Why don't you just send it to
my house; doesn't seem to be any interest in it here.  Meanwhile, I pulled
out the Betty Crocker cookie book.  She says I can chill or freeze just
about any cookie dough except those that have whipped egg whites.  Makes
sense.  Polly
Quote:

> j.

> "J*" wrote...
> i just got here, i'm not fully awake yet.
> i have a big recipe that starts out basic, then you split it up and add
> different things to those portions.
> then roll, freeze, use as you need'em.
> i dont have it typed on the computer tho so will have to work on that in a
> bit.
> had one cuppa so far, now need to get some breakfast to feed the brain,
> thats the plan, doesnt always work for me tho. brain is basically mush
> most
> of the time but will get to it for you today.
> hth,
> j.

> "Polly Esther" wrote...
> Well for goodness sake.  With all the fine cooks we have here, I'm
> surprised
> that there's not one suggestion.  I wonder if Lois' chocolate chip recipe
> would work if chilled.  Only one way to find out.  Polly

> "Polly Esther" <wrote> Here's a plan that went all wrong.  Neighbor had
> back
> surgery.  She's
>> walking now; I see her creep to the lane and back - very slowly.  Thought
>> I'd take her some home-baked cookies and real lemonade.  Did okay with
>> the
>> lemonade.  The cookies were insipid.  Gummy on top, nearly nearly burned
>> on bottom and about as tasty as batting.
>>    Do any of you who live with Cookie Monsters have a great recipe for
>> refrigerator cookies?  I mean the kind where you do the preparation mess,
>> make a roll of the dough and keep it in the refrigerator to slice and
>> bake
>> later. I need help.  >

 
 
 

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Post by Leslie& The Furbabies in MO » Sun, 16 Aug 2009 07:27:34


Wah!  I'm trying to keep off the weight I worked so hard to lose or I'd have
jumped on the cookie recipe.  I did make my special chocolate chip cookies
yesterday- and I only ate one cookie!- for the 'tree dudes'.   And they took
out a HUGE locust tree that was dying and threatening my bedroom and my
truck plus they trimmed some other trees.  I'm glad the locust is gone.  It
was worth the cookies.... and $450!  (groan!)

Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.


Quote:
> Bless your heart, Jeanne.  Thank you so much.  Why don't you just send it
> to my house; doesn't seem to be any interest in it here.  Meanwhile, I
> pulled out the Betty Crocker cookie book.  She says I can chill or freeze
> just about any cookie dough except those that have whipped egg whites.
> Makes sense.  Polly


>> j.

>> "J*" wrote...
>> i just got here, i'm not fully awake yet.
>> i have a big recipe that starts out basic, then you split it up and add
>> different things to those portions.
>> then roll, freeze, use as you need'em.
>> i dont have it typed on the computer tho so will have to work on that in
>> a
>> bit.
>> had one cuppa so far, now need to get some breakfast to feed the brain,
>> thats the plan, doesnt always work for me tho. brain is basically mush
>> most
>> of the time but will get to it for you today.
>> hth,
>> j.

>> "Polly Esther" wrote...
>> Well for goodness sake.  With all the fine cooks we have here, I'm
>> surprised
>> that there's not one suggestion.  I wonder if Lois' chocolate chip recipe
>> would work if chilled.  Only one way to find out.  Polly

>> "Polly Esther" <wrote> Here's a plan that went all wrong.  Neighbor had
>> back
>> surgery.  She's
>>> walking now; I see her creep to the lane and back - very slowly.
>>> Thought
>>> I'd take her some home-baked cookies and real lemonade.  Did okay with
>>> the
>>> lemonade.  The cookies were insipid.  Gummy on top, nearly nearly burned
>>> on bottom and about as tasty as batting.
>>>    Do any of you who live with Cookie Monsters have a great recipe for
>>> refrigerator cookies?  I mean the kind where you do the preparation
>>> mess,
>>> make a roll of the dough and keep it in the refrigerator to slice and
>>> bake
>>> later. I need help.  >

 
 
 

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Post by NightMi » Sun, 16 Aug 2009 07:34:12


On Fri, 14 Aug 2009 09:41:05 -0500, "Polly Esther"

Quote:

>Here's a plan that went all wrong.  Neighbor had back surgery.  She's
>walking now; I see her creep to the lane and back - very slowly.  Thought
>I'd take her some home-baked cookies and real lemonade.  Did okay with the
>lemonade.  The cookies were insipid.  Gummy on top, nearly nearly burned on
>bottom and about as tasty as batting.
>    Do any of you who live with Cookie Monsters have a great recipe for
>refrigerator cookies?  I mean the kind where you do the preparation mess,
>make a roll of the dough and keep it in the refrigerator to slice and bake
>later. I need help.  Polly

I surely do!

All temperatures are Farenheit
All measurements are American by volume.
All recipes are from The Culinary Arts Institute Encyclopedic
Cookbook, 1950 edition

Caramel Refrigerator Cookies

1 cup shortening
2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs beaten
2 teaspoons of vanilla
3 1/2 cups cake flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Cream shortening and sugar together, add eggs and vanilla and beat
smooth. Add dry ingredients and work into a soft smooth dough.
Make logs about 2 inches in diameter, wrap in waxed paper and chill
till firm or until you need them.
slice about 1/8 inch thick and bake at 350 for 10 minutes.
Makes around 100 cookies.
These are good keepers.

Lemon Caraway Refrigerator Cookies

1 egg
1 cup of sugar
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup softened shortening
2 teaspoons caraway seed
3 cups cake flour
1/2 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Beat the egg and add sugar gradually, continue beating and add leamon
juice shortening and caraway seeds.
Sift in the dry ingredients and work into a soft smooth dough.
Form into 2 1/2 inch diameter logs,wrap in waxed paper and chill until
firm.  Slice thinly (around 1/16 of an inch) and bake at 400 for 10
minutes.
makes around 60 cookies

I often leave out the seeds and add lemon zest, and a bit of oil based
lemon extract.  I am the one who likes caraway and looks at the lemon
as an enhancement for it. Everybody else thinks caraway belongs on rye
bread or kummelweck buns and fancies a  stronger lemon flavor.

This is the foundation recipe I use to make fancy dancy checkerboards,
pinwheels, stipes and what have you.  Just divide the dough as needed
and work watever ingredients and colorings in to make the fancies and
shape at will.  Or just add stuff in to begin with and roll it up and
stick it in the freezer:

Foundation Refrigerator Cookies

1 cup shortening
2 cups sugar
2 eggs beaten
2 tsp vanilla (or alternate extract depending on what you are going to
do with them, sometimes I leave it out all together and sub in 2 tsps
of water)
3 1/2 cups cake flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder

Cream shortening and sugar.
Sift together dry ingredients.
Add flavoring to eggs.
Add the eggs and flavoring alternately with the dry ingredients.
Make a smooth soft dough (more fluid may be needed depending on your
flour), form it into 2 inch diameter rolls, then roll it up in waxed
paper and refrigerate until firm.  Or alternatively flavor, color and
shape as desired.
Slice thinly (1/16 of an inch or thereabouts) and bake at 375 for 10
minutes.

NightMist
Cookie Goddess
--

Legolas is my house elf

 
 
 

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Post by J* » Sun, 16 Aug 2009 07:47:32


duely sent.
j.

Quote:
"Polly Esther" wrote...

Bless your heart, Jeanne.  Thank you so much.  Why don't you just send it to
my house; doesn't seem to be any interest in it here.  Meanwhile, I pulled
out the Betty Crocker cookie book.  She says I can chill or freeze just
about any cookie dough except those that have whipped egg whites.  Makes
sense.  Polly
Quote:

> done, where'd you like it sent?
> j.

 
 
 

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Post by Polly Esthe » Sun, 16 Aug 2009 09:00:21


HoooBoy!    I do thank you both so very much.  The favorite cookie here is
one that calls for lots of whipped egg whites and I was pretty sure that
would never work for a chilled dough.  Assembling and preparing the
ingredients for cookies is such a time-consumer I was wanting to divide the
production in half (plus, of course, having some on the ready).  Your
recipes will do it Just Fine.  Polly
 
 
 

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Post by J* » Sun, 16 Aug 2009 09:06:45


geez, was about to say but you can freeze egg whites, then realized not soo
good if they're whipped.
would probly lose the air content in them.
bummer.
i've not tasted caraway seeds that i'm aware of. cant imagine what they
taste like.
have lots of lemons tho so thot maybe i'd try that recipe.
can someone explain the taste of caraway?
j.

Quote:
"Polly Esther"  wrote...

HoooBoy!    I do thank you both so very much.  The favorite cookie here is
one that calls for lots of whipped egg whites and I was pretty sure that
would never work for a chilled dough.  Assembling and preparing the
ingredients for cookies is such a time-consumer I was wanting to divide the
production in half (plus, of course, having some on the ready).  Your
recipes will do it Just Fine.  Polly
 
 
 

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Post by Polly Esthe » Sun, 16 Aug 2009 09:07:32


That, my friend, was money well spent.  Before we moved to the Swamp, we had
a sycamore removed ( v-e-r-y carefully).  It was about as big as Mt.
Rushmore and could have easily taken out the entire house - not to mention a
few hundred gators.  They're not an endangered species but I am.  Polly

"Leslie& The Furbabies in MO." <wrote> Wah!  I'm trying to keep off the
weight I worked so hard to lose or I'd have

Quote:
> jumped on the cookie recipe.  I did make my special chocolate chip cookies
> yesterday- and I only ate one cookie!- for the 'tree dudes'.   And they
> took out a HUGE locust tree that was dying and threatening my bedroom and
> my truck plus they trimmed some other trees.  I'm glad the locust is gone.
> It was worth the cookies.... and $450!  (groan!)

 
 
 

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Post by NightMi » Sun, 16 Aug 2009 10:23:22


Gosh, ummm...

Cooling, aromatic, and somewhat woodsy.
Sort of in the same family flavorwise as cumin and corriander.

Hereabouts some folk like to chew the seeds as a breath freshener.
It is used a fair bit in Swedish cooking, they even have caraway
candy. It is very nice in rye bread, paticularly Limpa (OK, I am just
super fond of limpa). It is also why rye with caraway is denser than
other rye breads, the caraway inhibits the yeast.  At least that is
what Mrs. Haglund at the bakery says.

NightMist



Quote:
>geez, was about to say but you can freeze egg whites, then realized not soo
>good if they're whipped.
>would probly lose the air content in them.
>bummer.
>i've not tasted caraway seeds that i'm aware of. cant imagine what they
>taste like.
>have lots of lemons tho so thot maybe i'd try that recipe.
>can someone explain the taste of caraway?
>j.

>"Polly Esther"  wrote...
>HoooBoy!    I do thank you both so very much.  The favorite cookie here is
>one that calls for lots of whipped egg whites and I was pretty sure that
>would never work for a chilled dough.  Assembling and preparing the
>ingredients for cookies is such a time-consumer I was wanting to divide the
>production in half (plus, of course, having some on the ready).  Your
>recipes will do it Just Fine.  Polly

--

Legolas is my house elf