ABC7's Best in Dough

December 22, 2008 9:58:51 AM PST
There's a winner in ABC7's 'Best in Dough' holiday cookie contest!The creators of the top three recipes appeared on ABC7 News Saturday Morning on December 20, and then we'll taste test each cookie.

Members of the ABC7 News Team and staff tasted the cookies and voted. The winner receives our praise and admiration.

The deadline was Wednesday, December 17. Although the contest is over,please feel free to browse the posted entries and make comments.

We Need Your Feedback
These are the recipes we've received. Please click here to leave comments on which one you think should be the winner.

Bite-Size Butter "Lunchroom" Cookies
Allergy-Free, Earth-Friendly Pumpkin Spice Cookies
Ma's Kolaczki
Papa's Favorite Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies
The Easiest Chocolate Crinkles You Will Ever Make
Chocolate Waffle Turtle Cookies
Ma's Kolaczki
Allergy-Free, Earth-Friendly Pumpkin Spice Cookies
Kifli Cookies
Holiday Kisses
Lemon Coconut Delights
Great Grandma Rose's Frosted Butter Cookies
Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies
Disappearing turtle cookies
Santa's Power Cookies
Crescent Cookies
Bite-Size Butter "Lunchroom" Cookies
Kalachkes
Festive Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies
Cream Cheese Walnut Cookies
Russian Tea Cakes
Lite Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Wine Nut Christmas Cookies
Cranberry Cookies
World's Best Sugar Cookies
Scottish Shortbread

Example #1 from ABC7's Phil Schwarz

Chocolate Crinkles

½ cup vegetable oil
4 squares unsweetened chocolate (melted)
* or 3 Tblsp. cocoa and 1Tblsp. butter for each square of chocolate
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
1 cup confectioner's sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Mix oil, chocolate and sugar. Blend eggs one at a time. Add vanilla. Mix flour, baking powder and salt into oil mixture. Chill several hours or overnight. Drop a teaspoon of mixture into confectioner's sugar, roll and shape into balls. Place about 2 inches apart on a greased baking sheet and bake 10-12 minutes. Do not overbake.

Example #2 from ABC7's Stacey Baca:

BACA DATE BALLS.

2 Eggs
3/4 cup Sugar
1-8oz. package Dates
1 cup Coconut
1 cup Nuts (We use pecans)
1 tsp Vanilla
1/2 tsp Almond Extract

Beat eggs and sugar together.
Blend in other ingredients.
Place in baking dish.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.

Let cool.
While still warm, form in to balls and cover with powdered sugar.

Eat and be happy.

Example #3 from the cousin of ABC7's Kevin Roy:

Almond Roca

Ingredients...
2 cups brown sugar
1 lb. salted butter
1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped almonds

Tools...
candy thermometer
cookie sheet
aluminum foil
sauce pan

Directions...
1. line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil 2. heat brown sugar and butter, stirring the entire time, to 290 degrees in a sauce pan (use a candy thermometer) 3. stir 1/4 cup almonds into mixture 4. pour mixture onto cookie sheet and spread evenly 5. drop chocolate chips on mixture and let them melt 6. spread melted chocolate chips evenly across mixture 7. sprinkle 3/4 cup almonds evenly across top 8. freeze overnight 9. carefully pull candy away from aluminum foil 10. break candy into chunks

Enjoy!


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