Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Betty Crocker lives here....

Photo credit from Live Better America site
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Well Betty Crocker really doesn't live here, but it just seems like that lately, because if I plan on doing holiday baking, it will be with her help....

As you know by now I haven't posted in a long time. Since the last post a lot has been going on... We bought a home in the country, renovated this home, sold the home to purchase our dream home (will post later about this adventure)...AND most importantly our 1st grandson was born...AND #2 grandson is due in the next month...whew!

Michele from the blog WITH IN THE HIVE wanted to do a cookie exchange via our blogs. Here's the info and the girlies who participated. (Some WONDERFUL cookie recipes!!)

Alina, Monica, Teresa, Kathy, and Michelle participated! Check their blogs out!

SO that's why this holiday season I won't be able to actually "bake" holiday's cookies from scratch, but wanted to share a favorite holiday cookie I made with my mom each holiday season. The recipe below is "almost" exactly like my mom's. I've added red for ingredients my mom would have used.

Live Better America Recipe I cut/paste below:


cups granulated sugar
cup canola oil (regular vegetable oil)
teaspoons vanilla
oz unsweetened baking chocolate, melted and cooled
cup fat-free egg product (real eggs)
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
teaspoon baking powder
teaspoon salt
cup powdered sugar
  • Step 1In large bowl, mix granulated sugar, oil, vanilla and chocolate with spoon. Stir in egg product. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours. (mom put in the refrigerator overnite)
  • Step 2Heat oven to 350°F.Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls into powdered sugar; roll around to coat. Shape into balls. On cookie sheet, place balls about 2 inches apart.
  • Step 3Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until almost no indentation remains when touched. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack; cool.


Teresa Robeson said...

Those are beauties! Like your mom, I prefer using real eggs instead of whatever fat-free egg product is. ;)

CONGRATULATIONS on all your good news, Carrie!!! I'm so glad you were able to get all the house done and settle in your dream home. I'll bet your grandgirlies are so tickled with their new cousin!

Wishing you and your lovely family a most wonderful Christmas!

Teresa Robeson said...

p.s. LOVE your new blog header!

Carrie Garvin said...

Thank you Teresa! We'll be moving before the end of the year AND this is our LAST move! We'll keep the waterfront home too. I can't wait to share all the "news" about our move, etc...

Epicure68 said...

Hey, Teresa already said it all! ;) I love the heading as well, such scenery. Congrats on getting your dream home, that is so exciting, as is having two new grandkids.

Those cookies look good! Can't wait to make these as well. I'm going to have a busy post Christmas baking fest. :)

Kathy N. said...

Mmm chocolate! Sounds great.. What if I want to use real eggs? How many do I use in substitute?

Kathy N. said...

Oh yeah, I was blown away by the lovely blog header! Breathtaking. And, congrats on all the wonderful news about your family!

Carrie Garvin said...

Thank you Kathy- Use 2 eggs to sub for the egg product.

Alina Klein said...

Congrats on the houses and grandbabies! These cookies sound divine. Will attempt! :)

Michelle said...

Carrie, thank you for participating in the swap!!

Congrats on the grand baby and the soon to be grand baby!

I am so happy for you that you were able to get your dream home. Did you sell your place by the water?

Carrie Garvin said...

Thank you Michelle! We've kept our waterfront property because it's close enough to visit regularly and the family loves the water.