Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Cookie Corner: My Maryland Sugar Cookies

We all have a sweet craving once and awhile.. and its ok to give into that craving.. especially if the cookies are made a little healthier! I experimented with this recipe, substituting whole wheat flour instead of white.. but obviously you don't have to!
I made up this recipe on monday ninght after craving these amazing cookies I can only get in Maryland. These cookies are a shortbread cake cookie covered on to with chocolate fudge! I made my own recipe with great sucess and the result is a brownie like sugar cookie that is covred with a fudge like topping that is hard on top gooey in the middlle!
Chocolate topping:
2 bars Nestle Semi Sweet Baking Chocolate
1/4 cup 1% milk
1 tbsp powdered sugar
1 tbsp earth balance spread

Melt chocolate in microwave then combine all indredients in a sauce pan, stirring until smooth and mixed together


3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
3/4 cup unsifted cake flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup sugar or 1/4 cup Splenda Sugar Blend for Baking
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1. Set a rack in the upper third of the oven; preheat to 350°F. Coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.
2. Whisk whole-wheat flour, cake flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl.
3. Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Cook, swirling the pan, until the butter turns a nutty brown, about 1 minute, and pour into a mixing bowl. Add sugar (or Splenda) and oil; beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Mix in egg and vanilla; and beat
Coat baking dish with oil/pam etc and layer cookie dough in pan. Bake cookies for about 10 minutes or until brown. Take them out of the oven and pour chocolate mixture on top!Let cool in fridge for about a hour or until chocolate has hardened!
Cut into pieces and enjoy!!

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