Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Local Style Cookies

 A few months ago I tasted some delicious furikake cookies and just knew that I needed to make local style cookies this Christmas.  There are so many local treats that can be added to a basic cookie base that it was hard to decide what to choose.  I finally settled on  crushed ginger senbei and mini yakko arare.  Although they sort of looked the same after baking, they definitely had tasty differences.
 After cooling the cookies, I packed them in( Great Lines Hawaii) stand-up zippered pouches purchased from HM Ben Franklin Crafts.  I used a Tepra label printer to make a professional looking label for each cookie pouch.  I hope you'll give the following recipe a try.

1-1/2 sticks salted butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup toffee chips
1 cup crushed ginger senbei
1 cup mini Yakko arare


Mix together sugars and butter.  Add in egg and vanilla.  Sift together flour, baking soda and salt. Combine the dry ingredients and the egg mixture.  Mix in the toffee chips.  Separate the dough into two parts and add the senbei to one half and arare to the other.  Roll the dough into 1-1/2" balls about 15 per type.  Flatten each ball onto parchment lined cookie sheets and bake at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes.  Yield: 2-1/2 cookies  Enjoy!


Annette Allen said...

oh my now these look yummy.. Im coming to your house to celebrate the holidays.
Have a wonderful and Happy New Year.. 2020 (wow) crazy right?

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Hi Lynn,
Oh your cookies look totally yummy. I just printed the recipe and hope to try it one day. Thanks so much for sharing. Happy New Year!!!