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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Sorta Like Trail Mix cookie

Now, you may be asking yourself: "Does Shirin have a life? Why so much baking?" The answer: Sometimes. And this week I had a lot to bake for! Plus, I just like experimenting and sharing through this blog.

One of the things I am baking for is a Google SF cookie contest which my friend at work asked me to participate in. (Part of a fundraiser for Family Giving Tree .)I'm generally not very competitive at all, but I still hope I win! hehe

In my quest for excellence I came up with what I call a Sorta Like Trail Mix Cookie. A variation of the unhealthy kind with chocolate in it, in cookie form. Even better! I took the simple sugar cookie recipe below and added some dried cranberries, milk chocolate chips, and cinnamon & sugar almonds from my man Trader Joe. If you ever need to go on a hike, I suggest these cookies. Here is how you make em:

Preheat oven to 375

  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup butter, softened (I used 1 stick of butter and 1 stick of margarine. The margarine makes them come out softer.)
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • As much cranberry, chocolate, and almonds as your heart desires!
Roll them up into little balls, bake for 8-10 mins, and voila! Tasty snack size cookie.

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