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Easy Peasy Cookie Recipes

by on February 1, 2008 · 5 comments

If you are looking for a new cookie cookbook – something useful with recipes you can make at a moment’s notice, Heather and Lucinda Wallace’s new book Easy Peasy Recipesis the perfect choice.

Easy Peasy Recipes

Heather and Lucinda sent me a free copy. I was surprised to find it didn’t contain the usual stories, information about equipment, ingredients and sources; but I liked its straightforward “cut-to-the-recipe” approach. The collection includes hand picked, well-tested recipes for the types of cookies people really love with titles such as “Malted Milk Chocolate Brownies”, “Root Beer Frosties,” and “Pineapple Bars with Caramel Drizzle”. For a glimpse of the other 98 recipes, you can view the index on the Easy Peasy Recipes web site.

Orange Cream Cookies

Colossal Double Chocolate White Chip Cookies

Makes about 2 dozen cookies.

4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 ½ cups butter or margarine, softened
1 ¼ cups granulated sugar
1 ¼ cups packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
½ cup white chips
1 cup chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 350ºF. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, and baking soda. In a large bowl, cream together butter, granulated
sugar, and brown sugar. Beat eggs and vanilla extract into butter mixture. Gradually stir in flour mixture. Stir in milk chocolate chips, semi-sweet
chocolate chips, white chips, and nuts.

Drop by level ¼-cupfuls, about 2 inches apart, onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or
until light golden brown. Allow cookies to cool for 2 minutes on baking sheets, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

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Published on February 1, 2008

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Sue February 1, 2008 at 12:06 pm

Both of these recipes sound good! Can you taste the orange in the Oranges and Cream cookies?

Anna February 1, 2008 at 12:15 pm

Sue, the orange is subtle.

I don’t really love white chips, but I used Ghirardelli brand and they worked perfectly. They don’t dry out as much.

Just for fun, I made two batches of the orange cookies. One batch I cut both of the sugars in half. The dough wasn’t as sweet, but it was richer and buttery and overall delicious….so you might want to try cutting the sugar too. Or maybe I’m just asking you to try that because I need your opinion ;).

kelli February 1, 2008 at 12:46 pm

That index has a bunch of creative sounding cookies. I am a sucker for cookie cookbooks but once you have a lot it’s hard to find unusual recipes that you don’t already have. Count me in to purchase this one! By the way, your photography is looking amazing lately. I can pretty much smell these cookies!

Emiline February 1, 2008 at 3:19 pm

Cool! They came to the right person to test out their cookie recipes.

Maria February 6, 2008 at 5:30 am

Hi

I’ve been visiting your blog for a while now and I really love everything you make, it’s so delicious. Thanks for posting about this book, since reading this post I have ordered the book from amazon and I can’t wait.

Maria
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