Sunday, November 01, 2009

A Day Late and a Dollar Short...but It's a Cookie!

So, these are "halloween" cookies, but they're too good to pass up showing you...maybe you could use them for something else slightly modified. When I saw this cookie, I knew that I wanted to make it for our last call this month. It was so much fun and so fall-y. It comes from Oatmeal Cookie Guy, so you know it's pretty good. Honestly, I would have rather left out the oatmeal and just used flour for a shortbread cookie...some people thought the oatmeal was coconut! Somehow, mine ended up a little too dry...I did only use 2 2/3 T (tablespoons) butter for each, but somehow I don't imagine that 1/3 T being so detrimental. Who knows! When I started cutting the dough I thought I was in trouble...it was breaking apart, but as I moved in more, it held together and made pretty little cookies. The response was good. One of my co-residents tasted one and immediately got excited because it reminded her of the chocolate orange candies; and, indeed, it does have a slight orange taste but it's not overpowering...I almost wish there was more. One of our docs even came in and, after asking me if I was good at this, replied "Yep, you're good at this" as he grabbed two more cookies. :-) This would be a fun one to try and modify for other holidays. Maybe red, white, and green with int for Christmas? Hmmm!

Vanilla (yellow) Layer

3 tablespoons butter

1/3 cup white sugar

1 tablespoon scrambled egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/8 teaspoon yellow food coloring

1/2 cup finely ground oatmeal

1/4 cup flour

1/4 cup finely ground Nilla Wafer cookies

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon baking soda

Orange

3 tablespoons butter

1/3 cup white sugar

1 tablespoon scrambled egg

1 teaspoon orange extract

1/8 teaspoon orange food coloring (or the formula given on back of box)

1/2 cup finely ground oatmeal

1/2 cup flour

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon baking soda

Chocolate Layer

3 tablespoons butter

1/3 cup white sugar

1 tablespoon scrambled egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/8 teaspoon black food coloring (or just combine colors until you like the color!)

1/2 cup finely ground oatmeal

1/4 cup flour

1/4 cup cocoa

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon baking soda

Repeat Steps 1-4 for each of the three layers of dough.
  1. In your Kitchen Aid or a large mixing bowl, cream together the creamables.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients and then add to the creamables. Mix together until smooth.
  3. In another bowl, add the dry ingredients. Using a spatula, fold together until evenly distributed. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the creamables and wet ingredients. Mix until evenly combined.
  4. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator until chilled and firm.
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  6. Roll out each chilled dough ball into a 1/8-1/4"-thick sheet.
  7. Stack the three layers of rolled-out dough on top of a piece of plastic wrap.
  8. Roll the stack onto itself to create a cookie dough log and wrap with the plastic wrap. Smooth out the log until it is even and cylindrical.
  9. Place the dough log in the freezer for 15-20 minutes to firm up.
  10. Preheat oven to 350º.
  11. Remove the dough log from the freezer. Using a serrated knife, cut 1/4"-thick disks from the log.
  12. Place the dough slices about 2 inches apart on Silpat- or parchment paper-lined cookie sheets.
  13. Bake at 350º for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove the cookie sheets from the oven and let stand for 2 minutes. Then place cookies on wire racks to cool.

4 comments:

Abby said...

I don't think I've ever made layered cookies like that before, but I love the rolled effect!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Very interesting cookies. They look pretty with the different colors.

Ramona

Cate O'Malley said...

They look so pretty and the perfect way to celebrate the holiday - love the swirls!

Valerie said...

They look like fun, festive cookies!