Friday, May 13, 2011

Hello, Dreamy . . .

It's been one of those kinds of weeks as far as baking goes.  I tried my hand at 2 "fancy" recipes.  Fancy as in candy thermometer.  Fancy as in I tried both recipes TWICE and neither worked. 

I really just wanted a cookie. A regular ol' buttery, delicious, chewy, comforting cookie.

So, I made some. 

You know those 7-layer bars with the coconut, butterscotch chips, chocolate chips, etc.?  We grew up calling them 7-Layer Cookies, but I know in some parts of the country, they're also known as Hello Dollys.  Since these have some of the same flavors, I'm calling them, "Hello Dreamys."  And they ARE dreamy.

Hello Dreamy Cookies
{based on the essential chewy chocolate chip cookies from the King Arthur Flour's Cookie Companion}

3/4 c. salted butter
2/3 c. dark brown usgar
2/3 c. sugar
2 TBSP corn syrup
1 TBSP apple cider vinegar
2 eggs
1 TBSP pure vanilla
1/4 tsp. coarse salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
2 and 1/4 c. unbleached flour
1 and 1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 c. butterscotch chips
1/2 c. shredded sweetened coconut

Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment and preheat over to 375.

Cream the butter, sugars, corn syrup and vinegar.  Beat in both eggs.  Add the vanilla, salt, baking powder, and baking soda; beat until combined.

Stir in the flour, chips and coconut.

Scoop the cookie onto the prepared pans with a 2 TBSP cookie scoop, or mounding 2 tablespoonfuls of dough for each cookie.  Bake for 10-12 minutes; the edges will be set and centers may seem a bit underdone.  Leave on the sheet for 1-2 minutes and transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

Doesn't a warm from the oven cookie (or three) make everything better?

Oh, and do be sure to pop on over to Kevin and Amanda's blog today!  Amanda is doing the COOLEST thing with BLOGGER FONTS....yes, fonts from actual blogger's handwriting (including my chicken scratch)...and has a link where you can contribute to help with the tornado relief in Alabama and surrounding areas.

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