24 Days of Cookies Continued

24 Days of Cookies Continued

As we catch up here on our 24 days of cookies countdown, I am excited to bring you a beloved, tried-and true recipe, favored by many. Also included, is a no-bake cookie option. After tomorrow, I plan to bring you the countdown cookie of the day, as we bake them. The posts are a little backed up as we try out this new endeavor while enduring the banging and shaking of a new roof installation. But, don’t fear, there will be cookies!

The BEST brownie recipe

Day 3 brings us, what, in my opinion, is the best brownie recipe. It comes from the original 1931 Joy of Cooking cookbook, and is still featured in the most recent edition. The recipe is for the rich, chewy, and so very chocolaty Brownies Cockaigne. These were the brownies that my chocolate-loving mother would make when I was growing up, and even after trying other brownie recipes, is the one I always defer to. This is the recipe that my eldest stayed up and baked on our third day of cookies.

If you do not have a copy of The Joy of Cooking, I highly recommend that you seek one out. It is a complete cookbook; Full of great recipes, of course, but lots of great whys, abouts, and other important instructions that all cooks should know throughout each chapter/section. My 1997 edition was gifted to me at my bridal shower that same year. This would make a fantastic holiday gift for the cook in your life -or yourself! Amazon carries several editions, including the newest:

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No baking on Day 4

We’re already 1/6 of the way through our 24 days of cookies! Today we are baking a version of hubby’s favorite No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal cookies. Over the years, I have become sensitive to peanuts and have a hard time tolerating them. Enter Giada De Laurentiis with No-Bake Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies | Giadzy. This recipe utilized a good alternative with almond butter, but I am going to take it one step further and use a combo nut and seed butter that I enjoy, and can find at our local Costco. Because not all of my kids like nuts, I did not add the 3/4 cups of sliced almonds that she uses. These have a really good flavor, but don’t seem to set up like the traditional PB version. They need to be eaten right from the fridge or freezer. I took ours out after about 2+ hours in the freezer and they were quite soft, but not quite as gooey as they appear below.

No Bake Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies

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