Best Ever Cookie Connection Newsletter
July 7, 2009
Welcome to the Cookie Connection
Celebrating the Joy of Cookies
Making, Baking, Tasting, Sharing, and More!
We've added lots of new cookie recipes since our last newsletter including recipes for:
Visit our What's New section for a complete list of our most recent brownie and cookie recipes!
July's Tips and Tricks for Cookie Baking Success
- To recapture that just baked fresh from the oven flavor from chocolate chip cookies that are a few days old, try reheating them for a few minutes just before serving. Place the cookies on a parchment-lined baking sheet and re-heat them in a preheated 325F degree oven for 3 to 5 minutes, or just until they soften.
- Ever wonder about the difference between natural unsweetened cocoa and dutch processed cocoa? We've got the cocoa powder details for you here.
National Cookie Days
There are four Cookie Days to celebrate in July:
July 1 was Gingersnaps Day. Our favorite way to enjoy gingersnaps this time of year is as a cookie crumb crust for peach ice cream pie.
To make the crust, combine 2 cups crushed gingersnaps with 7 tablespoons of melted butter and press evenly into a pie or tart pan. Bake the crust in a preheated 375F degree oven for 10 minutes and then let it cool. When cool, fill with softened peach (or your favorite flavor) ice cream and then wrap and place in the freezer for 2 to 3 hours or until firm. Enjoy!
July 3 was Chocolate Wafer Day.
July 9 is Sugar Cookies Day.
July 20 is Fortune Cookies Day.
Cookie Baking this Summer
Summer is the perfect time to experiment with No Bake Cookies. They are quick and easy and don't require use of the oven. We have a great selection of No Bake Cookies for you to try!
Our favorite no bake cookbook is No-bake Cookies: More Than 150 Fun, Easy & Delicious Recipes for Cookies, Bars, And Other Cool Treats Made Without Baking by Camilla Saulsbury
Until next time -- wishing you lots of Cookie Joy -- Cookie Baking, Cookie Eating, Cookie Sharing!