Sunday, December 16, 2012

2012 cookie count

Minnesota - 1,628 cookies baked
Nashville - 246 cookies baked
Houston - 150 cookies baked
Waverly - 82 cookies baked

Total - 2,106 cookies baked

This is a new record. It beats the previous record of 2,098 cookies baked, which was set in 2010.

Thanks to everyone who participated. It's the best Cookie Baking Day ever!

Snowballs from Nashville

Laurie has baked 108 Snowball cookies. Nashville's cookie count is now 246.

Waverly's Report

Final Cookie Count: 82
The Breakdown:
Snickerdoodles: 42
Chocolate Chip: 40
Snickerdoodles hot and ready

Natalie happy to be baking!

Michelle rocking the oven

Chocolate Chip cookies hot out of the oven!


Chocolate Chip
(These are the best CC cookies I've ever made!!!!!)

Minnesota cookie count

Cleaning ain't easy in Minnesota

Careful where you step

Ovens off in Minnesota

5:56 PM CST

Last tray of cookies in Minnesota

Awesome Snickerdoodle action in Waverly, TN

Yet another location heard from:

Nashville cookie count

Peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips and nuts - 48
Peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips and nuts and cocoa powder - 32
Gingerbread cookies - 58

Total - 138

Ovens on in Waverly

We're getting a late start, and Natalie's waiting for Michelle to get home to do much of anything, but the oven is preheating for some snickerdoodle goodness!

Thumbprinting in Minnesota

Pandemonium in Minnesota

Texas cookie count

Lunch break in Minnesota

619 cookies so far

Gingerbread cookies in Nashville - before and after

Cookie Baking Day in Texas

Making cookies is a messy job!

Plate of broken cookies :( 

Oatmeal Lace cookies in Minnesota

A new cookie introduced by Emily



Aprons and funny faces in Minnesota

Cookie swiping Texas style

Fletcher in Houston, Texas:

Before and after adding cocoa powder - Peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips and nuts

Now with cocoa powder - Peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips and nuts

Thanks to Kristie for this idea:

Minnesota Cookie agenda

It's called planning

Hot Cookie Baking Day action shots from Nashville

Funny hats in Minnesota

First batch in Minnesota

Brownie Bits

The Official Cookie Counting Pen of Cookie Baking Day

BIC® 4-Color™ Retractable Ballpoint Pen, Medium Point, Blue Barrel

Dave eats his second cookie of the day

Dave eats his first cookie of the day

Peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips and nuts - before and after



New friends in Minnesota

Say hi to Abreanna, Connar and Zara

Ovens On In Nashville! Before And After Pictures



Last Cookie Baking Day?

Mayan calendar says 'Yes'.

Magic 8-Ball says 'Reply hazy, try again'.

Ovens on in Minnesota

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Cookie Baking Day Cookie Dough Making Night™

Test cookies (Peanut Butter Blossoms).

Cookie Baking Day Cookie Dough Making Night™

Refrigerator Cookie dough.
Best. Cookie. Ever!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Synchronized Ceremonial Turning On of the Ovens

The ceremonial Turning On of the Ovens will also take place at 10:00 am central time in Nashville, TN. We will attempt to synchronize exactly via a Google+ Hangout. Anyone at other locations is welcome to join in.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Cookie Baking Day 2012: date announced

Cookie Baking Day will be held Sunday, December 16 2012. Our gracious host LeRoy Undis will be presiding over the ceremonial Turning On of the Ovens at 10:00 at his home in Medina. Cookie Boss Jenni Undis will be assigning doughs any minute now, to those of you who haven't already called dibs. Questions regarding the day's schedule should be submitted in writing. In triplicate. Ha ha just kidding, email Jenni with questions.

Peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips and nuts

It turns out that chocolate chip cookies with nuts are even better when you use peanut butter cookie batter. Here is Laurie's gluten-free recipe. I recommend you double the amount of chocolate chips and nuts. The whole point is to have just enough batter to hold the chocolate chips and nuts together.

1 C peanut butter 
½  C Spectrum shortening 
1 C brown sugar 
2 eggs (replaced with 2 T flax meal and 6 T HOT water-mix)
1/4 tsp sea salt 
1 tsp vanilla 
1 tsp baking soda 
1 ½  C gluten free flour (I used a mixture of mostly potato starch with some rice flour) 
1 tsp xanthan gum  

1 C mini chocolate chips
1 ½  C chopped nuts 

Mix dough, roll one inch balls and place them on the baking sheet. Smoosh them slightly with a fork.

Bake at 375 for 10 minutes or until they start to brown. Let cool on the baking sheet of a couple of minutes before removing them to the cooling racks.

2011 Cookie Baking Day poll wrap-up

Here are the final results from last year's poll:

Should we bake more cookies than last year?
Yes - 91%
No - 8%

Which oven temperature do you like best?
325 - 8%
350 - 66%
375 - 25%

When the Oven Master gets her Psy.D. degree, should we call her the Oven Doctor?
Yes - 91%
No - 8%