Welcome to Cookie of the Month

Welcome to Cookie of the Month.  This is a new segment at TJOC where I will be featuring a new cookie recipe each month until Christmas. 

I’m hoping you will enjoy the new cookie recipes, and will add them to your cookie making list this coming holiday season.


If you like dark chocolate, cappuccino, and walnuts, then you’re going to enjoy these.  The recipe is simple, and the results are delicious.

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The secret behind these cookies are the dark chocolate cappuccino flavored Ovation bits which can be ordered through Sweet Works Candy by the box, or bulk. 

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Walnut & Chocolate Cappuccino Chunk Cookies

1/2 c. margarine, softened

1/2 c. granulated sugar

1/2 c. brown sugar

1 egg

1/2 tsp. vanilla

1 1/3 c. all-purpose flour, plus 2 tablespoons

1/2 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. baking powder

3/4 c. Ovation Cappuccino Bits

1/4 c. chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 

In a large bowl, add margarine, sugars, egg, and vanilla.  Beat with electric mixer until light and creamy.  Add flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder; mix completely.  Fold in cappuccino bits and walnuts.

Drop by tablespoon onto cookie sheets lined with parchment paper, or baking stones.  Bake for 10-12 minutes until light, golden brown.

Cool  slightly before transferring to a baking rack.

Makes about 1.5 dozen cookies.

I used my baking stones to bake these cookies on.

These cookies would make a great gift packaged in a pretty coffee mug, with a pound of coffee, or simply put the dry ingredients it in a decorated mason jar with the instructions, and let the recipient of the gift make their own fresh-baked cookies.

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A holiday with a King

The great people at King Arthur Flour Company recently sent me a few of their products to try.  There will be more details about the products they sent me after I roll my sleeves up and make something scrumptious with them.  But first, I have to tell you how excited I am about this company.  They truly impress me, and not because they sent me a few products, but because of what they stand for as a business.

King Arthur Flour is located in the beautiful state of Vermont, and is 100% employee owned.  If you aren’t familiar with them I hope you take a minute to learn more .   After I read the company’s mission, purpose, and history  I was hooked.  Not to mention, I’ve always been very satified with their products I’ve used.  

Now here is the fun part! If  you bake, or have a baker to buy for this holiday season, you’re not going to want to miss King Arthur’s 58 page baker’s holiday catalogue.  I was fortunate enough to get one in my shipment and I can’t put it down.  Just to tease you (a little) I put a slideshow together highlighting some of their great items.  But my suggestion, (if you’re ever going to listen to me – now’s the time)  order yourself a copy of this catalogue (there is so much to see in the actual catalogue). In the meantime, take a look at my slideshow, you won’t be disappointed – honest…   I’m sure there is something in there you will add to your baking wish list.   

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You can view, or order King Arthur’s catalogue at http://www.kingarthurflour.com/.   Their toll-free customer service number is 1-800-827-6836.