Friday, October 08, 2010 Posted by One 2 Try
Baking has a way of making loved ones feel special. The idea of sharing something delicious has sparked ACH Foods to support Susan G. Komen with Bake for the Cure.
Over $1 million has been donated by ACH Brands such as Karo, Argo, Durkee, Kingsford, Spice Islands and Fleischmann's Yeast. The FREE Bake for the Cure Community features recipes, awareness and support, while making good things to warm the heart.
I am part of Bake for the Cure because I love to bake. At Bake for the Cure, you can submit and share recipes among other cooks and supporters. The recipes are inspiring and delicious. In my kitchen, I brought out my pink Kitchenaid hand mixer, which I bought last year as a breast cancer promotion. I used my pink measuring cups and of course I had to use my pink spatula! This is the first of a scrumptious month of baking.
My first recipe, Cherry Streusel Coffeecake, came from the Bake for the Cure: A Celebration of Love & Hope Cookbook. You can order one for yourself for just a mere $2.00. It has delectable recipes featuring the wonderful ingredients from ACH Foods.
My next recipe is a family favorite - Jumbo Chocolate Crackle Cookies. Chocolate cookies always bring a smile to someone in need!
These are big cookies. I like the snappy crispy texture of these generous treats. The flavor is like a biscotti with the addition of cinnamon in the chocolate. They are so good when dunked in a cup of coffee!
Jumbo Chocolate Crackle Cookies
1 (6 oz) package semisweet chocolate chips
2/3 cup butter flavor shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup corn syrup (I used Karo)
1 and 3/4 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Place chocolate chips in top of a double boiler, bring water to boil then reduce to low. Cook until chocolate is melted then remove from the heat.
Cream shortening, gradually add 1/2 cup sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg, corn syrup and melted chocolate, beating well.
In a separate bowl - Combine flour, soda, salt and cinnamon. Add to the creamed chocolate mixture, beating until blended.
Shape dough into balls using 3 tablespoons dough for each ball, roll in sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheets about 2 and 1/2 inches apart. Bake at 350 degrees for 18 minutes. Cool on sheet for 2 minutes then remove to wire rack. Yield about 14 jumbo cookies.
Optional - Smaller cookies can be made - shape dough into balls using 1 tablespoon dough and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Yield 3 and 1/2 dozen.
Want to make something scrumptious for your loved ones? Try this recipe in your home. The big cookies are sure to please. If you like the recipe, share it with your friends. Let me know in a comment if you liked it as much as I did. Get Baking!
Disclosure: I received gratis ingredients and a gift card was provided for the purchase of baking supplies for this post. The opinions above are my own. Others experience may vary. My posting makes me eligible for a contest.