Graham Chocolate Chip Cookies

Filipino Style Recipe: Graham Chocolate Chip Cookies is another variety of cookies that can be served together with milk.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar,packed
1 egg
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup crushed grahams
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar using an electric mixer until creamy, around 3 minutes.Beat in the egg and vanilla extract until well combined.
2. In another bowl, combine the crushed grahams, flour, baking soda and salt. Gradually add the dry mixture into the butter mixture and mix using spatula until just combined.
3. Stir in half of the chocolate chips.
4. Scoop batter using a medium cookie scoop and drop into baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Top cookies with remaining chocolate chips.
5.Bake into pre heated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let it cool before transferring to wire rack to cool completely.

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Filipino Style Recipe: This chocolate chip cookies recipe gives you a double dose of chocolate goodness.

Ingredients:
1 pack butter or margarine, softened
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large mixing bowl, beat margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla extract and beat again until well combined.
2. In another bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda. Add into the batter and mix well blended. Fold in the chocolate chips.
3. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls on ungreased cookie sheets.
4. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes at 350 degrees Farenheit.Remove from the oven and cool for 3-5 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

Almond Cookies

Filipino Style Recipe: Who doesn’t love almonds? And who could resist if those almonds were added in your pastries like your favorite cookies? Try out this recipe and you’re surely won’t regret once you’ve tasted.

Ingredients:
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup sliced almonds, set aside some to be put on top of the cookie

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Sift flour, sugar, baking soda and salt together into a bowl.
2. Add the butter and mix until mixture resembles dry oatmeal.
3. Add egg and vanilla then mix well.
4. Add the sliced almonds then toss until it is properly distributed in the dough.

Part 2
1. Scoop about 1 teaspoon of the cookie dough
2. Using your palms, roll into ball then press down to flatten into about 1/4 inch or depending on the thickness that you want.
3. Stick some of the raining almonds outside the cookies. Place cookies 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
4. Bake in a pre-heated oven over 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 18-20 minutes. Cool on rack for 15 minutes then serve.

Iced Squash Cookies

Filipino Style Recipe: Iced Squash Cookies is one of my favorite cookie with Filipino twist. By incorporating a local product “Squash” as main ingredient, it will satisfy your kid’s sweet tooth and give them additional nutrition. You don’t have to store it a tightly sealed container since the cookie is tend to be soft and moist.

Good for 20-24 cookies

Ingredients:
For the batter:
1 cup mashed squash (boil slices of squash for 15 minutes or until soft then mash with fork)
1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 raw egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)

For the Icing:
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoon milk
1/2 tablespoon melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg then mix until blended.

Part 2
1. In a mixing bowl, cream the sugar and butter until soft.
2. Add the squash, egg, vanilla then mix until creamy.
3. Add squash mixture then mix until well blended.

Part 3
1. Drop teaspoonful of batter into cookie sheets then slightly flatten.
2. Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes. Let it cool.

Part 4
1. To prepare the glaze, combine powdered sugar, butter, and vanilla extract.
2. Add milk as needed to achieve desired consistency. Drizzle to cooled cookies.

Simple Sugar Cookies

Filipino Style Recipe: This is the simplest and easiest cookies I have baked so far and they are delicious. Buttery and creamy, soft and chewy, just my kind of cookies. The ingredients in the recipe are simple, you might already have them in your kitchen.

Ingredients:
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 raw egg
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 3/4 all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
sugar to roll the batter

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla.
2. In another bowl, combine together the flour, baking powder, baking soda.
3. Gradually blend dry mixture into the butter mixture.

Part 2
1. Scoop a teaspoon of the dough then form into ball and roll into sugar.
2. Place into ungreased cookie sheets. Repeat until all the mixture are consumed.
3. Bake into preheated oven over 350 Fahrenheit for 8-10 minutes.
4. Remove from the oven and let it cool for 2 minutes before transferring them.

Tip:
1. The dough will expand and spread when baking so leave at least 2-3 inches in between.
2. If you want a thin cookie, you can press it a bit when putting into the cookie sheets.
3. The cookies might seem too soft when you take them out of the oven but they will firm up once they are cooled.

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Filipino Style Recipe: Chocolate chip oatmeal cookies is a quick and easy to prepare dish. The cookies are chewy, not too soft nor crispy. You can replace the chocolate chips with nuts or raisins for variety.

Good for 24 cookies

Ingredients:
3 eggs, beaten
1 cup chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 cups quick cooking oats

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine eggs, vanilla, and raisin then mix well. Set aside for an hour.
2. Sift together the flour, cinnamon, and baking soda. Set aside.
3. In a large bowl, cream the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar.
4. Add the flour mixture and mix until blended. Stir in the oats and chocolate chips.

Part2
1. In a cookie sheet, drop a spoon of mixture about 2 inches apart.
2. Bake into pre-heated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes or until light brown.
3. Remove from oven and let it cool for about 5 minutes before transferring to wire rack to cool completely.

Cookies and Cream Polvoron

Filipino Style Recipe: Cookies and Cream Polvoron is another variety of polvoron made up of toasted flour, powdered milk, sugar, butter and ground cookies and cream. This is a simple sweet delicacy and easy to prepared.

Estimated time of preparation: 20-25 minutes(plus wrapping time)
Estimated time of cooking: 15 minutes
Good for 30-35 pieces

Ingredients:
4 cups all purpose flour
2 cups powdered full cream milk
1 1/2 cup white sugar
1 1/8 cup butter, melted
1 cup cookies and cream(Oreo), ground

japanese paper or or cellophane
polvoron moulder

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pan over medium heat, toast flour for about 15 minutes or until color turns to light brown. Stir constantly.
2. Transfer to a bowl and let it cool. Set aside.

Part 2
1. Add powdered milk and sugar then mix until well combined.
2. Pour melted butter then mix well until smooth.
3. Add ground cookies and cream then stir well.

Part 3
1. In a polvoron mold, scoop and press the mixture until compact.
2. Wrap the molded polvoron with cellophane wrapper then secure by twisting both ends.
3. Repeat until all the mixture are consumed. Done!

Cookies and Cream Smoothie

Filipino Style Recipe: cookies and cream smoothie is another sweet, creamy and refreshing beverage. This is made up of crumbled chocolate cookies, vanilla ice cream, low-fat milk and chocolate syrup. Best to served during summer season.

Estimated time of preparation: 5-8 minutes

Ingredients:
10 Oreo cookies or any chocolate cookies, crumbled
2 cups vanilla ice cream, softened
1/4 cup low-fat milk
3 tablespoons chocolate syrup

Procedures:
1. In a blender, combine milk, ice cream and chocolate syrup.
2. Add 1/2 of crumbled cookies then process until blended.
3. Pour into glasses then sprinkle with remaining cookies then serve immediately.