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Okay, before we get to these delicious cookies (cookies that all walnut lovers will die for), let me tell you how much you need to zip over to Amazon right now and order a copy of the Gooseberry Patch Christmas Cookbook. Amazon has paperback copies available for less than $5.00 (new) and even less for used ones. But, seriously, for less than $5.00, I’d go with new.
This Christmas cookbook is filled with wonderful, festive, beautiful, and delicious recipes that’ll quickly become family favorites – at Christmas as well as throughout the year. I keep my copy on the hutch in my kitchen year round with my other frequently-used cookbooks. Trust me, this one’s filled with recipes you’ll use again and again. I am blown away that you can get a copy for less than I just paid for a Chai Tea Latte at Starbucks!
Some of the recipes you’ll find in this cookbook:
- Eggnog Tea Bread
- Cheddar Scones
- Buttery Dinner Rolls
- Amish Orange Rolls
- Winter Salad
- Christmas Eve Salad
- Strawberry Holiday Trifle
- Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake
- Poinsettia Punch
- White Bean Chili
- Lasagna with Colorful Peppers
- Chewy Chunky Chocolate-Walnut Cookies
- Rich Seafood Casserole
- Cornbread Dressing
- Holiday Yams
- Cranberry Applesauce
- Double Chocolate Christmas Praline-Fudge Cake
- Baked Sausage and Eggs
- Mediterranean Coffee
- Gingerbread Scones
- Peppermint Candy Ice Cream Pie
- Beef and Three Cheese Tetrazzini
- Party Rosemary Pork
- Layered Cheese Torta
- Eggnog Cookies
- Nutcracker Cookies
- Spiced Pecans
- Mocha Punch
- Florentine Artichoke Dip
- Yuletide Crab Puffs
- Many, many, many more wonderful recipes!
Heavenly Chocolate Chunk Cookies Recipe
2 cups plus 2 Tbs. all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup butter or margarine
2 Tbs instant coffee granules
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
11-1/2 oz package semi-sweet double chocolate mega-chips or 12 oz package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup walnut halves, toasted
Combine first three ingredients; stir well.
Combine butter and coffee granules in a small saucepan or skillet. Cook over medium low heat until butter melts and coffee granules dissolve, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature (don’t let butter resolidify).
Combine butter mixture, sugars, egg, and egg yolk in a large bowl. Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended. Gradually add flour mixture, beating at low speed just until blended. Stir in mega-chips and walnuts.
Drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 325 degrees for 12 to 14 minutes. Let cool slightly on baking sheets. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Makes 20 cookies.
Heavenly. Delicious. Incredible. Make them tonight!
Be sure to check out the Gooseberry Patch Christmas Cookbook on Amazon. This is a great collection of outstanding recipes and is worth a lot more than you’ll have to pay.