Thursday, September 19, 2013

Hot Pockets

I found a recipe in the Austin paper for hot pockets filled with pimento cheese and thought we might like that for lunch one day.  I happen to have some extra cheese on hand so I decided to make them.  Before leaving to walk, I mixed the dough and let it rise while we were doing our morning walk. When we got home, I made them into hot pockets and then baked them when we were ready to eat.  It made 6 so we will have the other 3 sometime later this week.  You could fill them with anything that you like.

1 package yeast
2 1/2 - 2 3/4 cup flour
1 cup warm water
Mix 1 package yeast with the 2 1/2 cups flour. Stir in water.  Make into a ball and let rise for at least 2 hours.  Roll out and make 6 circles.  Fill with your favorite pimento cheese, ham and cheese, egg and sausage or egg and bacon. Use additional flour to roll. I just made a little indention in the ball of dough and filled with the cheese. Then I folded the dough around the pimento cheese to make a roll. Make sure it is sealed well.   Bake 350 degrees for 15-20 min. until golden brown. Next time, I will add a little salt to the dough.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Peanut Butter Cookies

I found this recipe on  Jud and I are going to pick-up Bodie and Nick from daycare tomorrow and I am taking these for a snack.  I haven't tasted them yet, but they look delicious.  The only thing I changed is that I added the chocolate chips to the batter instead of making a thumb print in the cookie dough and adding the chocolate chips to the center. This just seemed easier.
peanut butter cookies

3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1 1/2 stick unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup peanut butter
2 eggs
1 3/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a mixer with a paddle attachment, combine the sugars, butter and peanut butter. Beat until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to dough. Dough should be stiff enough to shape with your hands. Make 1-inch balls and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Gently press thumb into the balls to flatten the cookies slightly and make an indentation in the center of the cookie. Press 3-4 chocolate chips into the indentation.  Bake 15-20 minutes, or until lightly golden brown. Remove cookies from the oven and transfer to wire racks to cool.
I found that 13 min. was perfect for my oven, so keep a close watch on the first batch to check the time you should cook for your particular oven.