Sunday, November 27, 2011

Fruit Slice Cookies

As I type the title I hear the kids giggling, because they decide the name for the cookie's. In case you are wondering why we would need a name for a recipe; it started today when we were shopping for cookie ingredients. At the grocery store the kids stopped, looked, stared and begged for candy from the giant wall of pound candy. The store has this giant wall of candy at the entrance of the store...I think it is meant to drive parents test our patience. All 3 kids love candy fruit slices....any flavor! Don't let the name full you...there is no fruit in this candy...only looks like fruit. The idea was born to make cookies with the candy instead of the traditional chocolate chip.....maybe we should title it Candy Fruit Slice Cookies?  Either way here is what we came up with....

2 cups chopped candy slices
(we used only the red and green slices)
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup butter (softened)
1 cup firmly packed brown-sugar
3/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs
2 TBSP milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
2 cups uncooked quick-cooking oats

Step 1:
Slice candy fruit to bite size pieces and toss with 1/4 cup of flour. Set aside.

Step 2:
Cream butter at medium speed with an electric mixer, gradually add sugars. Add eggs, milk, and vanilla; beat well.

Step 3:
In a medium bowl combine 2 cups flour, baking soda, salt, ground cinnamon, and nutmeg. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture; beat well. Stir in candy and oats.

Step 4:
Drop by rounded teaspoonful onto a greased baking sheet. Bake at 325 degrees for 10 minutes or until lightly brown. Cool on wire rack.

Did you know if you put your cookie dough in the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes before baking it will keep your cookies from going flat when baking? Allowing the butter to chill before baking helps to prevent it from melting too fast and create a flat cookie!

We usually only bake one or two dozen at a time. We make dough balls with the rest of the dough and freeze for 10 minutes on a cookie sheet. They are placed in a labeled zip bag after they are frozen. Cookie dough ready for baking when needed....after school treat, surprise guests, or a midnight snack!

Cookies might be my favorite desert....I hope you join us at the NewlyWoodwards for some more great cookie recipes....and if you have a good recipe to up! I know Kim would love for you to join in on the fun!


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Wendy, those look good and love the new look of your blog. I have got to get mine worked on and cleaned up.

dee dee said...

Oh boy Wendy, these sure look "interesting"! I love the idea of freezing what you don't use. In my house if we make them, bake them we eat them....all! Madison and I have made logs before and froze them (taken out and thawed they behave alot like slice and bakes!
Dee Dee

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Hi Wendy! Your new blog looks so cute. Those cookies are looking really good too. My little guy Jack would eat every last one of those in a sitting.

Paula said...

Love your new blog look!

Those cookies look good and wouldn't last long around here.

Christine said...

New recipe - Yummy!
New look - Nice!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

I love those fruit slices, too. Yummy! I'm fascinated by the idea of putting them in a cookie.

And I didn't know that putting them in the fridge would keep them from flattening. You are a wealth of knowledge.

Thanks for linking up!

Natasha in Oz said...

That looks like a wonderful Christmas cookie! It also looks very delicious.

Hope you have been keeping well and not working too hard. Take care and have fun getting ready for Christmas!

Best wishes,

Brian and Ashley said...

These look yummy! Thanks for sharing the idea of putting them in the fridge before baking.... I always get so frustrated when they flatten out!

corners of my life said...

How fun for them to invent a new cookie. It looks delicious.

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