Sep 1, 2008

Shortcut cookie recipes at Betty Crocker

A few months ago, Betty Crocker announced the winners of their Bake Life Sweeter contest and sent me a package of their sugar cookie dough so I could make the winning recipe, "Cinna-spin" cookies. The cookies were supposed to look like the picture to the left, and of course, mine didn't (alas, I never got around to taking a picture of them). I didn't feel like rolling 30 coils so I grabbed my rolling pin, rolled the dough out to a large rectangle oval, sprinkled the cinnamon mixture on the dough, and rolled the dough as tightly as I could. Then I sliced the dough and lay the cookies on a baking sheet cut side up. Since I ended up with an oval, the end cookies were noticeably smaller than the middle cookies. Where the dough ended up loose, I just bunched it together. While not as pretty as the cookies in the picture, mine looked okay and tasted just fine.

Neither Marc nor I was crazy about the Cinna-spin cookies, though. And I have a box of sugar cookie mix that I picked up on clearance at Costco after the holidays. So I went through the recipes and decided to make Buckeye Delights. I have a tremendous weakness for buckeyes, thanks to a college roommate from Ohio whose grandmother would send her tins of these decadent treats of sweet creamy peanut butter covered in chocolate. I don't think I was a huge fan of the peanut butter-chocolate combo until I had buckeyes, and now they're a particular favorite of mine. So a chocolate cookie with peanut butter filling sounded delicious. I wanted to freeze whatever I made, so I stopped at Step 2 of the recipe. The cookies were a hit with both Marc and me, and I actually think extra chocolate topping would have been overpowering and unnecessary. Incidentally, I used paper cups (not foil ones) and they peeled off just fine.


katy said...

Did the cookies taste like Snickerdoodles? Those are one of our family favorites. The Buckeyes I make are peanut butter cookies topped with a Hershey kiss. I usually only make them around Christmas.

Chief Family Officer said...

@Katy - I would say yes, but maybe a little bit more cinnamon-y than snickerdoodles I've made before. Your Buckeyes sound delicious and easy - I'll have to keep that in mind, thanks!