Sunday, May 25, 2008

256 Types of Cookies

Multiple Choice Cookies
Years ago the kids gave me a couple of books by Joanne Fluke for my birthday.
'Since you like reading and cooking, we bought these books because the main character owns a bakery. The books also have recipes'. This is by far one of the most thoughtful gifts I've ever received.

We've been planning to cook from these books for a long time. This week we actually did. Yes, it was a collective effort. To be fair, my son did most of the work; I occasionally chimed with expert comments.

These cookies provide instant gratification. My son made these on his own and was immensely thrilled with himself. He definitely seems to have been bitten by the baking bug.

Multiple Choice Cookies
½ cup unsalted butter
1 can sweetened condensed milk
One ingredient from each of the following columns:

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
(1½ cups)(2 cups) (2 cups)(1 cup)
Graham cracker crumbsSemisweet chocolate chips Rice crispiesChopped pecans
Vanilla wafer crumbsRaisins Frosted cornflakes (crushed)Chopped pistachios
Animal cracker crumbsChopped dates Frosted cornflakes (crushed)Chopped mixed nuts
Sugar cookie crumbsMilk chocolate chips Marshmallows, smallChopped walnuts

Preheat the oven to 350F.
Grease just the sides of a 13x9 in baking pan.
Melt the butter and pour it in the pan.
Sprinkle the chosen ingredient from column A.
Drizzle the condensed milk over the butter.
Sprinkle the chosen ingredient from column B, then column C and lastly the one from column D.
With the palm of your hand, press down the layers.
Bake for about 25 minutes.
Cool completely before cutting into bars.

Note: Given that there are four ingredients in each column, and four column in all, 4x4x4x4 varieties of cookies are possible.

I'm sharing these cookies with Bhags for her This book makes me cook event. These cookies were made from the Blueberry Muffin Murder.
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