Thursday, December 21, 2006

Why the AGA Rocks


Because it enabled me to cook 8 dozen cookies in an hour and 17 minutes!!


I made the dough for 3 different cookies this morning & they chilled until I got back from the market with the holiday weekend necessities. Russian teacakes are my favorite (Grandma's recipe), Tassies are Jzboy's fave -- and the chocolatey ones are a new addition this year. They are called Chocolate Mint Marvels. Funny thing is that I found the recipe on an InFlight magazine enroute to Mexico.

Take a look at the stove clock - 3:08pm.....Teacakes in the Tall Oven.


Tassies & Mint Marvels on the flip-side.....



Final batches out of the oven...4:25!! Elapsed time: 1 hour & 17 minutes. Brilliant! (Can you see the clock "through" my finger?)














Donezo.

The Mint Marvels taste like a lot like a Thin Mint - but with more chew. Very yum!

Getting excited, Dad??



EDITED TO ADD:

CHOCOLATE MINT MARVELS
submitted by Chris Wessling, senior editor/American Way InFlight Magazine
— from his mother Mary Ann Wessling’s recipe

¾ cup butter
1½ cups brown sugar
2 cups chocolate chips (I used semisweet)
2 eggs
2½ cups flour
1¼ teaspoons baking soda
3 or 4 packages of Andes mints (you actually only need one - I also made a bunch w/o mint in case someone didn't like)

Preheat oven to 350°. Melt butter and brown sugar in saucepan over low heat. Add chocolate chips and stir to melt; put mixture into a bowl and let cool. Add eggs, and then mix in flour and baking soda. Chill dough for 1 hour. Roll into balls and place on baking sheet. Bake for 9 minutes. Remove cookies from oven and place an Andes mint on each one. As the candy melts, spread it across the top of the cookie with a butter knife. Makes 3 dozen.

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yummy! Those cookies look so good. I make the peanut butter cup cookies too. Those are my favorites. I almost baked cookies today, whatelse is there to do, but we have too many cookies in the house. Wish I could come over and eat some with you!

Connie said...

Awesome! I'm impressed and, hey, those countertops are beautious too :0)

Melissa O said...

Um, can I come over? Those mint cookies look awesome!

Anonymous said...

You have an AGA? Wow, that is so cool. And the cookies look mouthwatering...

Anonymous said...

I'm so impressed! What an awesome appliance. I think I have appliance envy now.

And, your baked treats look amazing!

M3 (Mary-Mia) said...

Dang that oven is amazing! Um, can you share the Mint Marvels recipe? I'm a HUGE sucker for mint and chocolate. Yum!

Tammy said...

Holy cow! That stove/oven rocks!

AND...Mmmmmm, love Russian tea cookies. I just tried a recipe for peppermint cookies with white chocolate - found the recipe on the internet. Well, what a flop, I had to practically sandblast the things off of my favorite cookie sheet. Melted candycanes turn into some sugared epoxy.

Anyhoo, could you share your mint/choco recipe?

Thanks and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

Doris & Dan Clark said...

Looks nummy and it was efficient. What more could you ask for?

Keep smilin!

Irena said...

I want them mint marvels. Hopefully there will be some left over on Saturday?

Anonymous said...

Looks yummy!! Cool oven/stove!!

Anonymous said...

Can you believe how much butter you go through this time of year? Now I know where all those pounds came from ;-). Nice cookies, nice stove ... coveting.

- kristin

Katie J said...

Yeah, yeah, yeah, but can we get to the part where you share all those yummy recipes? What a great oven. I'm green over here.

Drea said...

Thats unreal! Where do I get one of those ovens? I've honestly never seen one!

Anonymous said...

That is flippin sweet! I was up until midnight baking in my piece of crap:)

BTW, the mint cookies sound REALLY good!

Stephanie said...

Man, I want your kitchen (or your oven at least)!
- Stephanie
www.mesocrafty.wordpress.com

Wicked Witch said...

That is one cool oven

Anonymous said...

What a fun oven!! Mmmm, the cookies sound so yummo!
Laura

MBmama said...

I don't know about your dad, but I'm excited! That's a lot of cookies in a very short amount of time! So, what's AGA?
I am jealous, I've wnated to bake cookies for the last two days, but am out of supplies and stranded in the snow!
cute kitchen too - love the crock bowl

Mark & Michelle said...

What a great oven!! I have never heard of one of those before!!

Enjoy the cookies...

Mindy said...

Yuuuuuummmmmm! Wish I could come over and try one. You are now my baking hero.

Jonni said...

So cool! Your oven rocks!!! Thanks for the recipe and happy holidays to you and jzboy.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Oh, oh, oh oh. I almost had an o*gasm when I saw that oven!

AND a cookie recipe?

WHERE have you been all my life?

Yummmmmy.

Sorry if comment offends but- oh man - awesome!

Jen said...

Oh man I'm having stove envy. It's just divine. I can't wait to see it "live" and in person. I'll be trying that recipe this season. Yummo.

It was great seeing you yesterday. Have a great Christmas dinner! XXOO jen

Leda said...

Yummm, I'm coming to your house!

Anonymous said...

yummy...those cookies must have been tasty!

Anonymous said...

Oh MY! I can almost smell those cookies baking!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that stove! Add me to the appliance envy list.

I have never heard of that stove before, but I am off to google them now.

The cookies look great, too!