Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Welcome to the cookie factory

Hi! My name is Heidi and this is my kitchen:

(please just pretend I am wearing a bra)

We are going to make mystery cookies. Here is the recipe:
Mystery Cookies......

1/2 cup butter, melted
3-1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 can condensed tomato soup
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. nutmeg (or freshly ground, 1 tsp)
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. salt
2 cups raisins
2 cups chopped walnuts
4-1/2 cups flour

Mix melted butter and sugar until combined well.

Mix in the eggs.

Add tomato soup and mix well. Stir in the cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt. Then add the raisins and walnuts. Stir.

Mix in flour in one cup increments.

Let the dough sit for 15 minutes. Drop the dough by teaspoon onto greased cookie sheets.

Bake at 350°F for 10 to 12 minutes until golden brown on top. Let cookies cool on sheet for 1-2 minutes, but not longer or you'll never get them off. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

Okay, so the story behind these cookies is that I used to absolutley hate tomato soup. With a passion. Gag. I hated anything tomato, except ketchup and spaghetti sauce. I used to whine that I was allergic to them. (In all honesty I do develop a rash when dealing with raw tomatoes, so it's not that big of a lie.) So....one day we went over to my Grandma's (mom's mom) house and she had just finished making a batch of cookies...did I want to try one?

Here's Grandma:

Anywho...I try the cookies. Are they yummy? She asked. Yeppers they were delicious. HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! You just ate tomato soup! She was a wonderful trickster. Always up for a prank on someone. I remember one April Fools day me and my friend Amy had spent the night before at her house and decided to trick her with playdough pancakes and bacon. My darling Grandma ate a few bites and pretended not to get our joke!

Anywho...back to our cookie trial last night. We had too much fun. We really like baking together, maybe we're odd.

Jenn thought the batter first looked like mashed potatoes, or urine snow.
I have to show off my beautiful flamingo pink mixer...Thanks Mom and Dad

Proof that we put the tomato soup in the dough:

A picture of my assistant:

Jenn even bought me new cookie sheets for the special occasion!

Minne even enjoyed the taste testing:

Ready to go in the oven:

Jenn swiped one before they were even cooled!

I will be honest and say that I think they taste awful. They aren't as awesome as my memory was remembering them. Jenn on the other hand thought they tasted totally awesome. Either way, they made it into the finals. It doesn't matter if I win or lose, it matters that I'm playing the game.


nutella said...

Ok, I can't really say that they sound appealing, but I guess if you used low-sodium soup they MIGHT be alright. I'm very sensetive to salt to the point where if a cookie recipe calls for it I leave it out and if someone uses it in there's I can tell.

Love your mixer! Ours is cobalt blue because at the time we got married we already had a cobalt blue blender and I wanted them to match.

Good luck!

Kim said...

I love the yellow kitchen! And pink mixer! But tomato soup? In cookies?

Good luck in competition tho!s

Ninefirefly said...

Nice mixer! We have one but we never use it. Good luck!

IrishNYC said...

OMG This is what you got in with, and you don't even like them?! AWESOME!

B said...

They look very good. Maybe you can bake me some and bring them to Florida? You have an awesome mixer! I should buy Kirsten a green one like it...maybe for X Mas? She's been baking a lot lately..you should have a special mixer if you like to bake. Good luck with the contest, but you're right..it only matters that you're following through darlin...you're already a winner.

Anonymous said...

This is SO cool! I am psyched that you finally shared the recipe!! I need to try it out!

JamieD said...

I must say, I'm intrigued. Thanks for the recipe - I will have to try them.

Good luck!