The Fun Stuff:
Rustle up that rugelach recipe, share your family’s favorite gingerbread cookies, or let us in on the secret to your perfect candy cane martini. Post your favorite recipe in the comments below. We can’t wait to start testing them out!
The Fine Print:
To be entered for a chance to win a $25 Title Nine Gift Card, submit your cookie recipe and/or cocktail recipe in the comments below. Recipe must be received no later than December 11, 2015 at 11:59pm PST to qualify. Entrant must be a legal residents of the 50 United States (D.C.) and 21 years or older. Title Nine employees and their families are not eligible. One cookie recipe winner and one cocktail recipe winner will be announced on December 16, 2015. Each winner will receive a $25 Title Nine Gift Card.
trying to make your winning cookie recipe (Mint Chocolate Sables) – no oven temperature listed?
Hi Diane, we noticed that omission when we first posted it and immediately updated it on the “winners” post. So sorry! It’s 350 degrees. Hope you made a good guess and the cookies came out o.k!
Bourbon Fried Apples (why choose cookies vs cocktails?)
2 apples, cored and chopped
1 Tbsp water
2 Tbsp bourbon
1 Tbsp Earth Balance (or butter, if you’re not vegan)
1 Tbsp chopped dried apricots (or raisins, craisins, etc)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cardamom
1/4 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp lemon juice
Combine water, butter, & bourbon over medium heat until butter melts. Add apricots, apples, and spices and stir to coat. Bring to a boil, then turn heat to low and simmer for 8-10 minutes, until liquid has reduced. Stir in lemon juice and serve.
I served this over vanilla bean cashew ice cream and it was divine.
Oatmeal raisin cookies
– 1 cup butter
– 1 cup white sugar
– 1 cup brown sugar
– 1 teaspoon vanilla
– 2 eggs
– 2 cups flour (white)
– 2 1/2 cups oats
– 1 teaspoon baking soda
– 1 teaspoon baking powder
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
– 1 1/2 cups raisins
Use a kitchen aid mixer.
Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix in everything else.
I bake it at 350 for 10 minutes. It may cook longer or a little less depending on your oven.
Be prepared to eat a lot of cookies. :):):)
Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Crinkle Cookies — my favorite treat to celebrate the holidays!
1 cup dairy free chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life)
1-1/2 cups gluten free flour blend (Bob’s Red Mill is a good one)
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
3/4 cup brown sugar
6 tablespoons vegan butter (I use Earth Balance), softened
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup powdered sugar (set aside for rolling)
Measure and pour the chocolate chips into a small bowl & microwave until melty. Start with one minute on 75-80% power and stir, then microwave another 15 or so seconds at a time, stirring each time until they’re all glossy and smooth. Set them aside to cool off a little. Resist the urge to lick the spoon after stirring.
In a large bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and sea salt. Sift if necessary.
In another large bowl, cream the vegan butter and brown sugar. Add the applesauce, then slowly add the cooled chocolate.
Add the dry ingredients slowly. The batter at this point thickens up quite a bit, and if you feel it’s too dry, add more applesauce.
Cover the batter and refrigerate (or if you’re hasty, like me, pop it in the freezer) so everything can firm up a bit. This will keep the dough from spreading out before baking.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Use your hands to roll the dough into little balls about 1″ in diameter. Put them in the powdered sugar and roll around until thoroughly coated.
Put the balls on a cookie sheet (you may wish to use parchment paper) and bake 12-15 minutes. Let cool for five minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
MERRY BLOODY MARY
Very simple…equal parts:
Tito’s Handmade Vodka
Bombay Sapphire Dry Gin
Sierra Mist or Seven-Up or other clear soda
Spicy Hot V-8
Garnish with lime slices for sure…
plus any of the following: celery sticks, olives, fresh-ground pepper
Always tastes better in the company of good friends (:
(Like a cosmo, but stronger and smoother)
3 oz. cranberry juice
2 oz. vodka
3/4 oz. vermouth
1/4 oz. lime juice
Shake it up and serve! Best on the rocks.
With a touch of rationalization, these are considered healthy…
2 3/4 c flour
1 1/3 c oats
1 tsp baking soda
2 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 t salt
1 tsp nutmeg
1 t ginger
1 tsp ground cloves
1 c butter, softened
1 c brown sugar
1 c sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 c pumpkin
1 c m&ms, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, raisins, or your choice (our favs are m&ms, choc chips and butterscotch chips).
combine flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, ginger and cloves. In separate bowl, beat together butter, brown sugar, sugar, egg and vanilla until fluffy. Add to dry mixture alternately with pumpkin. Fold in remaining goodies. Drop on lightly greased (or use parchment paper) cookie sheets, bake 350, about 12 minutes.
Our neighbors used to bring a whole tray of these over for the holidays – we loved them! (and the cookies…)