Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Make New Friends, But Keep The Old...

I was fortunate enough to be able to meet a few 'friends' from the Papertrey Ink Forum this past weekend.  What a lovely group of ladies I must say!  I love meeting new people and making new friends.  The plan was to meet at Deb's house stamp, have lunch, and stamp some more.  She was providing us with lunch, so I decided to bring some cookies for dessert.  I've been wanting to try this rolled chocolate chip cookie recipe for awhile now, so I decided to dig it out of my pile and give it a whirl!  I found the perfect cookie cutter to go with the occasion, the PTI flower logo!

Sugarbakers Chocolate Mini-Chip Cookies

1 c unsalted butter

⅓c granulated sugar

½ c light-brown sugar

1 large egg yolk

2 tsp vanilla extract

2 ½ c all-purpose flour 

½ tsp salt

1 ½ c semi-sweet mini-chocolate chips

Cream together the butter, sugar, and brown sugar.

Go Kitchen Aid, Go Kitchen Aid, Go!

Sift together the flour and the salt.

Add flour mixture one cup at a time until just blended.

Time for the Chocolate!

Fold in the mini chips by hand.

Divide dough in half and place each on a sheet of waxed paper.

Cover with a second sheet of waxed paper.

Now comes the fun part!  I use these bands on my rolling pin to help with even rolling of the dough.  I use the blue bands as I like them on the thick side!  However, I would eventually like to get a Dobord!

Gently flatten mound of dough.

Then roll to desired thickness between two pieces of parchment.  Now here is the important part...  Put both sets of parchment with rolled dough on a cookie sheet and place in the refrigerator until firm.

Pull one firmed sheet out of the refrigerator, peel off top layer of  waxed paper, and cut into desired shapes.

Place on a parchment or Silpat (as seen here) lined cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

Let cool slightly on cookie sheet, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting!

I used a glaze type frosting colored with Americolor food coloring.

After frosting dries completely and hardens (overnight is good), they can be stacked between sheets of waxed paper.




Hello! I need to look for the dough bands, never saw anything like that. Rolling out dough is never my strong point.

so, can you hook me up with the local Papertreyink group?! Is there a certain thread on the list? or is there an email lit or what?

Diane Jaquay

Hi Paula! Thanks for sharing this recipe, those cookies were so YUM!!! It was great meeting you :)