Saturday, November 6, 2010

Pillow Cookies - Week #6 for 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies

I like to make cookies.  I like to make cookies that I have never made before.  Most of all I like to make cookies that taste and look good.


In my search for cookie recipes to make for the 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies....


....I found this fabulous recipe from the Clumbsy Cookie blog called Chocolate Chip Cookie Ravioli.  Just from the title it's self of this cookie I was intrigued!  What in the world is a cookie that is a "ravioli"?  Was it made with pasta?  NO it is a cookie made with a simple sugar cookie dough and topped with "chocolate chip cookie dough" (or jam - like I used) and then sandwiched with another layer of sugar cookie dough thus giving the effect of a "ravioli".  Brilliant! 

In an effort to create my own kind of cookie from this recipe I renamed the
recipe to Pillow Cookies - these cookies seem more like a fluffy soft "pillow" rather than a "pasta" kind of cookie.  Of course you may think differently...which is fine!  Name this cookie recipe whatever you wish.

I chose to go the easy peasy way and use cookie mixes rather than making the cookie dough from scratch.  I know, for many of you this is a "sin" but for me these days (I have just entered my 30th week of pregnancy) I need to find anything possible that gives me the quickest way to the end result.  Made from scratch or from the help of the lovely Betty Crocker it's your choice for these cookies.

Pillow Cookies
(recipe adapted from the Clumbsy Cookie)

Ingredients:



*Sugar Cookie Mix


*Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix


*2 eggs

*2 sticks unsalted butter, softened

*jam of your choice (I used strawberry and peach)

Directions:

1. Mix up cookie dough (according to package directions or the recipe of your choice) - Sugar Cookie Dough and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.

2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Roll out Sugar Cookie Dough to about a 1/4" thickness....



  Using cookie cutters of your choice cut out an even amount of cookies....



....and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet.  

3. Top 1/2 of your cut out cookies with a small tsp. of Chocolate Chip Dough (or jam) and then place another cut out cookie on top of filling.  Gently seal cookie with a fork....





4. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges and tops of cookies a lightly browned. Carefully slip parchment paper off of cookie sheets with cookies and cool on a wired rack.



HEAVEN in a cookie!



Happiness and yumminess in a cookie!



Wouldn't these cookies be just perfect on a holiday cookie tray!!!???

Enjoy checking out all the other wonderful scrumptious cookies from the rest of the 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies group!

Happy Pillow Cookies Baking!

Week 6 Twelve Weeks of Christmas:

22 comments:

  1. Oh wow, they're so cute!! Did you make some of them with jam too? I think jam would be better actually; nice to have a different texture in the middle.

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  2. YES! - I did make about 1/2 of these cookies with jam...which was a HUGE hit! :-)

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  3. What a great idea! I really enjoy coming to visit here, I just never know what I will find, but it is always great! Thanks.

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  4. You're ingenious, Avril! Love your take on these cookies! The jam and the dough both sound delicious, and they LOOK so cute too! I am going to keep these on my short list:)

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  5. This is a brilliant recipe. I love the idea of biting into one of those and finding yummy chocolate-y chippy goodness. I'm all for taking the shortcut of using mixes.

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  6. Very neat idea, I would love to experiment with the filling there are so many directions you can go. Oooh, maybe I'll try Nutella or make it a chocolate dough with a peanut butter filling. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  7. Avril, I made something similar to this after making my puff pastry raviolis. I made sugar cookies and filled them with chocolate chips and peanut butter. But it would be so much easier to use cookie dough. Love it!!!!

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  8. Cookie mixes certainly aren't a sin to me - I have a few in my cupboard right now (the sugar cookies actually!). These are so cool, I've never heard of a cookie like this. I love the idea. I think I would do what you did, half jam and half chocolate chip dough. They look and sound wondeful Avril, thank you for sharing with us! You always come up with something amazing. :o)

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  9. I love Clumbsy Cookie, she rocks.
    What a great adaptation of her ravioli and they do look and sound great for Christmas cookies.

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  10. What a great idea! Your cookies look fabulous! I love a filled cookie!

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  11. Avril my dear, these looks FAB!!!
    Oh yum, yum, yum!!! Great job, and I personally use shortcuts whenever I can!

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  12. Brilliant! These sound great and would be so much fun to make. Cookies FILLED with deliciousness? I'm so in!!!

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  13. I love filled cookies! These look delicious!

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  14. Yes, these are adorable cookies. I'm eating one of Monica's pecan shortbread cookies that she brought to me in San Francisco. So nice to have you visit my blog! Monica is as adorable in person as she is on her blog. We had a lot of laughs and some take-it-to-your-grave moments that are too embarrassing to share!

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  15. What a creative cook! I love them! I can't wait to see what other great treats you come up with.

    It's so great to meet you as well and I look forward to sharing more recipes with you both on our blogs and TK. Have a great week!

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  16. Oh man those look delicious! Now can you find out how to make a chocolate chip cookie filled with brownie please!

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  17. What a great idea! And cute name - like little pillows of wonderfulness :) These sound so good!

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  18. These are so fun. What a cute idea. Definitely perfect for a Christmas cookie platter.

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  19. What a fun cookie for the Holidays! Great idea!

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  20. Your Mickey fork is too cute. I'm sure that's yours right, and not your daughters? hee hee :-)

    These are the cutest cookies, I especially like the stars.

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