Cookies for Santa
Yep, I’ve been a really good girl this year, I even made cookies for Santa with my Coffee Maker. Sure hope he loves them as much as I loved making them.
I know some of you don’t have a kitchen so I kept it real simple and just used cookie mix.
I made 3 kinds of cutout cookies, Peanut-butter, Gingerbread and Sugar Cookies.
Use what ever cookie mix you like, make the dough really stiff and have fun making them as gifts or to leave for Santa, but make a few extra so you have some to eat your self.
Fat: Use what ever your mix calls for, oil or butter, but only use 1/2 the amount.
Eggs: Use them if you have them or use an egg substitute like EnerG Egg Replacer. I don’t usually bother with eggs in regular cookies, but in rolled cookies, the egg will help give it structure to hold it’s shape.
Water: You will use probably 1/2 the water called for in a recipe, you want a really stiff dough, so add a small amount at a time and really work it in the dough, don’t let your grandma see you do this. When it is so stiff that it crumbles in your hand, add 3 or 4 more drops. The reason you want the dough so stiff is because the coffee maker does not get hot like a oven and at such a low temperature it is hard to drive off the moisture, so you need to start with very little in what ever you bake. Although a regular cookie can be a little less dry, it you add to much moisture to a rolled cookie, it will spread and loose it’s shape.
No rolling pin, no problem. I use a piece of pvc pipe, the end caps are about 1/8 inch thick, perfect for rolled cookies.
Be sure to use parchment paper to roll out the cookies. It also makes it easier to transfer them to the small piece of parchment paper you will be cooking them on.
Transfer the cookie to a small piece of parchment paper to cook it on, the paper will also help in getting the cookie out when it is done.
Use a shallow pan that will sit flat on the burner of your coffee maker to cook your cookie on.
Build a mini oven: You are going to need to cover your cookie to hold in the heat. I love tuna cans and small stainless steel bowls (dog dishes).
Cover with a large tuna can or whatever will fit.
Put a small bowl over the tuna can.
The containers covering your cookie will get really hot so be sure and use a hot pad.
The cookies will take about 15 minutes to cook.
Ready to eat or decorate.
Time to Decorate Your Cookies.
I hope you have as much fun making them as I did.
- Pre-heat your oven for about 10 minutes.
- If you add to much water to your dough, just add a little flour to stiffen it up.
Q. Can I use pre-mixed refrigerator dough?
A. Yes you can, but it is to soft, so for every 3 cookies you will have to add 1 tbsp flour and work it in well. If you are not making rolled cookies then just use it the way it comes, it will spread a lot but that’s not a problem for non-rolled cookies.