Sunday, August 28, 2011

Cookies n' ice cream

Had a good weekend catching up with a friend who came to visit.  I made strawberry ice cream to go with burgers on the grill on Saturday and today I made my favorite form of oatmeal cookies.

Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Covered Raisin Cookies

1 cup butter, softened
1 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp milk
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 cups quick cooking oatmeal
2 cups chocolate covered raisins (I prefer dark chocolate)

Cream butter and sugars together.  Gradually beat in eggs, vanilla and milk.  Combine all the dry ingredients and slowly add into butter mixture.  Stir in chocolate covered raisins last.  Bake at 325°F for 10-12 minutes.
Makes 5 dozen cookies.

Strawberry Ice Cream

1 quart heavy cream
1 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1 pound strawberries, mashed

Clean and mash strawberries in a large bowl.  Add in sugar and vanilla.  Gradually stir in cream and then transfer to your ice cream maker.