Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Hold Your Own Cookie Swap Giveaway!

I'm participating in a Virtual Cookie Swap! And there's a giveaway as well - see below!

Here's my recipe for Jelly Bean Biscotti. These would be great for those of you who celebrate Christmas to put red and green jelly beans in - very festive!

Want to see the other cookies in this Virtual Cookie Swap? Click here.


4 tbsp butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla
3 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 9-ounce package jelly beans
1 egg, beaten

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  In a medium bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy.  Add eggs, one at a time, mixing thoroughly.  Add vanilla and stir.  In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.  Add the dry ingredients the butter-sugar mix a little at a time until all the dry ingredients are moistened and a soft dough is formed.  Stir in the jelly beans.

Flour a flat surface, like a cutting board.  Using a spatula, remove the dough from the bowl and place on the floured surface.  Sprinkle the top of the dough with flour.  Cut the dough in half.  Roll each half into the shape of a baguette.  Place the two dough rolls on a greased cookie sheet, and flatten the rolls with your palm to make two loaves.

Using a pastry brush, coat the surface of the rolls with the beaten egg.  Bake at 375 for 25 minutes, or until the outside of the loaves is golden brown.

Allow the loaves to cool on the cookie sheet for about 15 minutes.  Then remove them and place on a flat surface.  Slice each loaf diagonally into eight slices.  Put them back on the cookie sheet, cut side up, and bake at 375 degrees for another 10 minutes, or until the edges of the slices are turning brown.

Transfer slices to a wire rack to cool.  Makes 16 biscotti.


Want to hold your own cookie swap?  Enter for a chance to win these prizes!

Dishin’ With Rebelle, Thoughts of a Mother, Wife, and Daughter, Dishin’ up Savings & Virtually Yours present our first annual Cookie Swap/Giveaway!

Prizes are:

 A Wilton Cookie Press

A Holiday Recipe Box

A Mix it Up Holiday Box from Kukees

A mix of 4 Fine Flavorings/Extracts and Cookbook from Nielsen-Massey

A mix of Cookies and Cookbook from Tate's Bake Shop

2 bags of Oreos and 2 bags of Chips Ahoy cookies

Enter the rafflecopter below to win! This giveaway ends on November 30, 2012, at 11:59 pm.  Open to US residents only.  Frugal Follies is not responsible for shipment of any prizes and did not receive any compensation for hosting this giveaway!

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Ellen C. October 31, 2012 at 2:29 PM  

I love making white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies. Thanks for the chance.

sweetascandy579 at yahoo dot com

peg42 October 31, 2012 at 5:05 PM  

I love chocolate chip with walnuts
Thanks so much.

Unknown October 31, 2012 at 10:08 PM  

We like a no-bake cookie recipe! It has chocolate, oatmeal, peanut butter, vanilla... that's all I can remember that's in it, but it's really good!

natalie rose machowski,  November 1, 2012 at 6:46 AM  

i love just the classic chocolate chip cookie recipe.

Allyson Bossie November 1, 2012 at 8:03 AM  

I have a couple. I have an oatmeal chocolate chip recipe that I use coconut oil in instead of butter. My husband says it's to die for. Also, I love my easy peasy pb cookies recipe. It's quick, easy and full of protein
masugr at yahoo dot com

mediaworm November 1, 2012 at 12:23 PM  

I use to have to make chocolate chip cookies 5 times a year for my dad to take to work at Rockwell and people would from all over the world would schedule there big meetings around those times that my dad would take those cookies to work now he is retired so I just make them and others and candy for Christmas and charity functions. Happy Holidays to you and your family and all of your readers!

Anonymous,  November 1, 2012 at 12:49 PM  

The boys like any cookie but I love the dough from chocolate chip cookies with white chocolate chip instead
rierie11booger (@)

ArinnaB November 1, 2012 at 12:51 PM  

My favorite cookie recipe is the one for the peanut butter cookies that my mom always made.

Anonymous,  November 1, 2012 at 1:40 PM  

chocolate chip with an oreo in the middle, it's amazing.

mona zavala

Unknown November 1, 2012 at 2:26 PM  

Chocolate No Bakes. I would be ready, spoon in hand when my Dad started dropping them out of the pan.

puye November 1, 2012 at 5:25 PM  

I love making white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies

Unknown November 1, 2012 at 6:01 PM  

I love all cookies, chockolat chip white chololte with nuts ohh lemon and cheese bars cookies are good.

Meryl November 1, 2012 at 9:14 PM  

Homemade chocolate chip, double chocolate chip, coconut macaroons immersed in bittersweet chocolate, etc., ie, as long as there's lots of chocolate in there!

Unknown November 2, 2012 at 4:26 AM  

A very old cookie recipe, called "Aunty Marys". I only make them at Christmas, and they are my absolute favorite. :)

Anonymous,  November 2, 2012 at 4:04 PM  

I love peanut butter chocolate cookies, made with ritz crackers and chocolate bark.

Anonymous,  November 2, 2012 at 5:19 PM  

mine is definitely chocolate chip.
glori j

Sherry Compton,  November 2, 2012 at 7:57 PM  

No bake oatmeal cookies or as my family calls them "chocolate rocks."

KaciOhio November 2, 2012 at 8:17 PM  

Dreamsicle Cookies ;)

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups vanilla baking chips
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup orange flavored drink mix, such as Tang breakfast drink
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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Yield: 3 dozen cookies

1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.

2. Place all of the jar ingredients in a medium-sized bowl, and stir until well combined. Set aside.

3. Place the butter, egg, and vanilla extract in a large bowl, and cream with an electric mixer set on low speed or with a fork.

4. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, and mix with a spoon until well combined.

5. Drop the dough by heaping teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet, spacing the cookies about 2 inches apart to allow for spreading.

6. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until light brown in color. Allow to cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet. Then transfer to wire racks and cool completely.

7. Serve immediately, or store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

1. Wash and thoroughly dry a 1-quart wide-mouth canning jar.

2. Layer the ingredients in the jar as shown below, pressing firmly with a flat-bottomed object, such as a tart tamper or the bottom of a narrow glass, after each addition. Make the layers as level as possible.

TOP of the jar
1 1/2 cups vanilla chips
1/2 cup orange-flavored drink mix
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tea spoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
BOTTOM of the jar

3. Secure the lid, and decorate as desired

lkvoyer November 4, 2012 at 6:01 PM  

I have a favorite recipe for a five chip cookie. It's peanut butter, oatmeal with 5 flavors of chips.

Miranda Ward November 5, 2012 at 9:30 PM  


2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
1 cup chopped nuts

PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

PAN COOKIE VARIATION: Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan. Prepare dough as above. Spread into prepared pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack. Makes 4 dozen bars.

PREPARE dough as above. Divide in half; wrap in waxed paper. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm. Shape each half into 15-inch log; wrap in wax paper. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.* Preheat oven to 375° F. Cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices; place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Makes about 5 dozen cookies.

* May be stored in refrigerator for up to 1 week or in freezer for up to 8 weeks.

FOR HIGH ALTITUDE BAKING (5,200 feet): Increase flour to 2 1/2 cups. Add 2 teaspoons water with flour and reduce both granulated sugar and brown sugar to 2/3 cup each. Bake drop cookies for 8 to 10 minutes and pan cookie for 17 to 19 minutes.

Michelle November 12, 2012 at 10:05 PM  

My favorite cookie recipe is just simple chocolate chip cookies

Anonymous,  November 20, 2012 at 6:12 PM  

Pumpkin Cookies with homemade frosting.

Miss Sarah November 24, 2012 at 9:13 AM  

One of my favorite holiday cookies to make is dipped Gingersnaps. You make the cookies, dip them half way in melted white chocolate chips, and then if you want to get really festive, sprinkle the chocolate with Christmas sprinkles! They are yummy and so pretty on cookie trays. :)

Thanks for the giveaway!

Alison November 28, 2012 at 6:25 AM  

For the holidays, I make snowball cookies and cherry refrigerator cookies. And gingerbread, of course!

Anonymous,  November 28, 2012 at 5:06 PM  

I love making Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.

Desiree Dunbar

doodlebug November 28, 2012 at 7:42 PM  

It's so funny I made these sugar cookies that my sister really loved and I took them to work and people asked me for the recipe and all they were was Pillsbury slice and bake!! But my favorite cookies are always chocolate chip.

susansmoaks November 29, 2012 at 10:21 AM  

I love the peanut butter blossoms recipe that my mom gave to me years ago!

susansmoaks at gmail dot com

Unknown November 29, 2012 at 10:51 AM  

I make a cream cheese butter cookie with jelly and sprinkles that everybody asks for!

Unknown November 29, 2012 at 10:58 AM  

Love our loaded oatmeal cookies.

Deb F. November 29, 2012 at 11:17 AM  

My favorite are the peanut butter blossoms!

debrich6 @ centurytel dot net

Susan Climan November 29, 2012 at 11:48 AM  

My Dad's "Dalmation" cookies -a white cookie with mini chocolate chips in it.

Unknown November 29, 2012 at 7:53 PM  

I make about 35 different cookies for Christmas each year! Of course my favorite is Iced Ginger Bread Men but I also make these swirled Candy Cane ones out of basic sugar cookie dough split in half using red dye and pepperment. Then flatten each portion and put on top of one another then roll like you would for cinnamon rolls..cut slices and cook at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes!! I need a new cookie press..I used the christmas tree design so much it broke =[ Thanks for the Sweeps Hope to WIN!!!

Unknown November 29, 2012 at 9:20 PM  

I have a really good recipe for cookies with white chocolate, almond extract, and cinnamon.
awoodssmith at gmail dot com

daveshir2005 November 29, 2012 at 9:50 PM  

Chocolate chips is mine

fb/ shirley greenawalt zolenski

Em Darr,  November 29, 2012 at 10:05 PM  

I LOVE my Mom's Oatmeal raisin cookie recipe!

2 medsed at g mail dot com

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