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Crushed Cookie Frappe from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

What do you get when you cross everyone’s favorite chocolate sandwich cookie with coffee, ice and whipped cream? This scrumptious crushed cookie shake. It’s perfect for hot summer days and those times when you don’t feel like making the drive to the coffee shop but really want a chilled coffee drink.

Crushed Cookie Frappe from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

If you have a blender, you can act as your own barista and make this treat at home. Just add chocolate sandwich cookies, coffee, milk, chocolate sauce, a little sugar and some ice and you’ll have an amazingly cool frappe in minutes. Did summer just get a whole lot better?

Crushed Cookie Frappe from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach


Crushed Cookie Frappe
SERVES: 2

Ingredients
3/4 cup water
4 Tablespoons ground espresso or other dark roast coffee
1/4 cup whole milk
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 Tablespoon chocolate syrup
2 Oreo® cookies, broken into pieces
2 1/2 cups crescent-shaped ice cubes (about 24 ice cubes)
Whipped cream
Instructions
Pour water into water reservoir. Place coffee filter in brew basket. Add ground espresso; brew coffee.
Place milk, sugar, chocolate syrup and brewed coffee in blender jar. Add ice to mixture in blender.
Press PULSE 4 or 5 times to chop ice. Then, blend on HIGH until mixture is thoroughly blended.
Add cookies to mixture in blender. PULSE until cookies are blended into mixture.
Top with whipped cream and additional cookie pieces, if desired.
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Best-Ever Sugar Cookies from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

You probably have all the ingredients for these delicious sugar cookies in your pantry already, which makes them incredibly easy to pull together. They can be eaten plain or they can be decorated in any number of ways. You can hand form the dough or you can roll it out and cut it into shapes with cookie cutters. You can even roll it into a log, chill it, and cut slices to lay on the cookie sheet and bake. The versatility of the sugar cookie is one of the reasons this is my favorite cookie.

The key to our Best Ever Sugar Cookies is the secret ingredient: nutmeg. Ground nutmeg will certainly do, but whole nutmeg keeps longer, tastes richer and can be freshly ground with a grinder (we like to keep a separate grinder just for spices), zester or grater. The nutmeg adds a sweetly spiced flavor to what would otherwise be a basic cookie. If you pass these out for the holidays, you will certainly have people asking for your secret.

Best-Ever Sugar Cookies from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

 


Best-Ever Sugar Cookies
YIELDS: 48 servings

To make these delicious cookies, we recommend using the Hamilton Beach Eclectrics® Carmine Red All-Metal Stand Mixer with paddle attachment.
Ingredients
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
3/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup milk
Instructions
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg and set aside. Using flat paddle, cream butter on high speed until light and fluffy.
Reduce speed to lowest setting. Add sugar, egg, and vanilla, mixing thoroughly. Gradually add dry ingredients and milk; continue mixing until thoroughly mixed.
Form cookie dough into 1 1/2-inch (2.5 cm) diameter balls and arrange balls on ungreased baking sheets.
Flatten balls slightly with the bottom of a drinking glass.
Bake in oven for 6 to 7 minutes or until lightly golden around edges. Cool on wire racks.
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I’ve already begun baking for the holidays, and like many, I will be shipping out tins of cookies to loved ones as a sweet holiday treat. I am also part of an online cookie swap and will be attending a cookie exchange party this weekend. I don’t know what it is about December and the holidays, but cookies sure do get a lot of love (not that we mind.) The aroma of delicious cookies baking in the oven is sure to bring back happy childhood memories. Here are three recipes to help you spread that joy to your friends and family, whether in the mail, for a cookie swap or at a party. Now whip out your stand mixer and let’s get to work!

Holiday Cookie Recipes from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

 


Triple Chocolate Cookies
YIELDS: 30 servings

Ingredients
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
8 ounces semisweet baking chocolate, melted and cooled
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts
Instructions
Preheat oven to 325°F.
Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
With mixer, beat together butter, sugar and eggs at MEDIUM speed until smooth.
Add melted chocolate and continue mixing on MEDIUM speed until blended.
Reduce speed to LOW and add dry ingredients. Add chocolate chips and walnuts; mix well.
Drop by tablespoons onto cookie sheets, one inch apart.
Bake until cookies look dry and cracked, but feel soft when lightly pressed, about 11 minutes. Let cookies stand on sheet for 5 minutes. Transfer to racks and cool completely.
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Shortbread Toffee Cookies
YIELDS: 72 servings

Ingredients
1 cup butter (no substitutes), softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup confectioner's sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 teaspoon almond extract
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 pkg. (10 oz.) English toffee bits
Instructions
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Place butter and sugars in a mixing bowl. Using wire beaters, cream butter and sugars.
Add oil, eggs and extract; mix well.
Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually add to creamed mixture, beating until well mixed.
Reserve 1/4 cup toffee bits for decorating. Add remaining toffee bits to batter and beat until just mixed.
Roll dough into balls using 1 tablespoon of dough for each. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Flatten each ball with the bottom of a glass. Sprinkle with reserved toffee bits.
Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool.
Drizzle with melted chocolate, if desired.
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Ginger Cookie Stix
YIELDS: 36 servings

Ingredients
3/4 cup vegetable shortening
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
Cookie icing
Colored sprinkles
Instructions
Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with parchment paper; set aside.
In a mixing bowl, combine shortening, sugar, molasses, egg, and vanilla. Beat on MEDIUM speed until smooth.
Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and salt. Mix on LOW speed until blended.
Drop large spoons of cookie dough on lined baking pan. Use a sheet of parchment paper to press cookie dough evenly into pan.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Do not overbake. Cool on a wire rack before cutting.
Cut into sticks or break into pieces.
Drizzle with colored cookie icing and sprinkle with sugar crystals, if desired.
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Soft Peanut Butter Cookies from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

It’s hard to taste a peanut butter cookie and not be transported back to childhood. You take a bite, close your eyes, and feel the soft taste of sweet peanut butter overwhelm you. Suddenly, you’re sitting in that old cafeteria, trading lunch box items with your friends. Everyone wants your cookies, but you’re not giving them up for some carrot sticks or a ham sandwich, right? You feel so grateful that your mom made you these wonderful cookies and think you should just keep them for yourself.

When your eyes open again, you’re back to reality, standing in the test kitchen with everyone looking at you curiously. Did you say that stuff about the lunch table out loud? Oh no. Nevertheless, you all agree that these cookies are a winner. You take a photo of the finished product, snap a photo of the taste-testing remnants for Instagram and then sit down at the computer to write this blog post. You scratch a barely legible reminder in a notebook to make these cookies at home later; they’d be great for mom’s birthday party or the upcoming fantasy football draft party. While you’re at it, you email the recipe to Mary so she can make them for her kids as an afternoon snack. Perfect – now, back to work!

Soft Peanut Butter Cookies from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

 


Soft Peanut Butter Cookies
YIELDS: 24 servings

Ingredients
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 1/4 cups light brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
Instructions
Preheat oven to 275°F.
Using the flat beater attachment, beat shortening, peanut butter, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla at a medium setting until well blended.
Reduce speed to low and gradually add dry ingredients until blended. Dough will be crumbly.
Roll 3 tablespoon-size portions of the dough into a ball. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
Press to 1/2-inch thick. Sprinkle with sugar crystals.
Bake 18 to 20 minutes. Do not overcook.
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