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Friday, January 25, 2013

German Chocolate Cookie Treats

German chocolate cookie treats
½ cup (one stick) butter
½ cup Crisco stick
1 ¼ cups granulated sugar
¼ cup brown sugar
Cream until smooth.  Add:
2 ounces German Sweet Chocolate, melted
Stir and add:
2 eggs
1 teaspoon coffee (liquid) or moch powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine and add:
3 ¼ cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¾ teaspoon salt
Mix thoroughly and add:
1 cup toffee bits
1 cup pecans
1 cup coconut
Use a tablespoon cookie scoop and place the dough 2-inches apart on a parchment lined cookie sheet.  Bake at 350° for 13 minutes.   Makes 70 cookies.
Top with ganache.

½ cup hot cream
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
6 ounces
German Sweet Chocolate
Stir until chocolate is melted and shiny.  Spoon over cooled cookies.

Ginger is looking almost as good as my cookies in her chocolate brocade evening gown.  I love the back train detail. This dress was a bit of a pain to construct, but worth the effort.

Ginger has been on a brief hiatus from men, but she is making a big splash (literally) with shipping tycoon, Marco Andropolis.  If she was "that kind of girl" she would be sporting a gorgeous diamond bracelet, but she declined.  Her replacement gift?  Just a dinner at the White House.  I bet she caught  the roving eye of JFK.

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