Cooking tips for the caring cook.
- For a tasty twist on chocolate chip cookies, chill the chocolate chip cookie dough, wrap the dough around mini Snickers candy bars, and then bake.
- Your favorite peanut butter cookies will stay nice and moist if you add 1/2 cup of sour cream when you're mixing the dough.
- To fancy up the top of a cookie, try placing a wide-patterned doily on top. Sprinkle powdered sugar over it and remove.
- When rolling cookie dough, sprinkle board with powdered sugar instead of flour. Too much flour makes the dough heavy.
- Do not overmix your cookie dough.
- Do not overbake. Closely monitor oven temperature and baking time.
- Think outside the box - dried fruits in place of chocolate chips, chopped cashews or pecans instead of peanuts, etc.
How About Flower Butter?
You can consider replacing standard butter in your cookie recipes that call for butter with Flower Butter.
What you will need: 1/2 - 1 cup chopped fresh or dried petals and 1 pound sweet unsalted butter.
Finely chop flower petals and mix into softened butter. Let mix stand for several hours at room temperature, then refrigerate for several days to bring out the flavor. Can be frozen for several months. Wonderful on breads or used in sugar cookie or pound cake recipes.
For a list of flowers safe for eating, see Edible Flowers