Monday, March 25, 2013
Toaster Oven Challenge: Easter Cookies
I have a Moffat 1500 Gourmet from the 1960s that we inherited when we bought our bungalow. It has this really cool eye level broiler and it's crazy old. Anytime a new friend visits our home, eventually they ask about the broiler and the oven. I'm quite sure that it's not very energy efficient so I am undergoing my very first toaster oven challenge. Anything that I have ever made in the oven will have to go into the toaster oven instead. My first challenge? Cookies in the toaster oven.
I used my tried and true sugar cookie recipe (click here for the full recipe). The only thing that I changed with the recipe was the bake time. The original recipe requires you to bake the cookies for 13-15 minutes at 325F. I baked them in the toaster oven for 20 minutes at 300F and turned the tray halfway through. If you have a high end toaster oven, you probably won't need to turn the tray.
I made these cookies last year for Easter and the kids loved them so I decided to make some again for Joshie's friends at school.
If you only need to make a small batch, don't freeze the dough. Roll the dough, cut your shapes and place them on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Pop the sheet in the freezer. Once frozen, transfer the unbaked frozen cookie to an airtight container. Whenever you want a fresh cookie, just take it out of the freezer, pop it in the oven, and you have a nice tasty cookie.
This time Baby Bunny helped me make the cookies. It's so nice to have 2 helpers but it's also a lot messier.
Here's the finished product!
The bunny ones will be for his school friends. All we need to do now is pop them into little treat bags, include a label, and some stickers.
Happy Easter everyone!!!