Chocolate Marmalade Cookies


There are so many ways to use orange marmalade. I have used it in muffins, as a glaze on chicken, salad dressings and cocktails. Today I had a student reach out to me and this is what she had to say..

OMG….on a New Zealand cooking website I saw a recipe for chocolate orange cookies. They looked soft and chewy. They used a chocolate that already had orange in it. Do you think you could put orange marmalade into a cookie mix and it would work??? Funny, I used to hate orange and chocolate together and now I am loving it….

After reading this email I walk into the kitchen and created Chocolate Marmalade Cookies. So yes, you can have your orange chocolate cookies and enjoy eating them.

Here is the recipe enjoy!

See you in class
Chocolate Marmalade Cookies

Preheated oven 375

2 1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup baking cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 sticks butter, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 tablespoon orange blossom water
1 cup orange marmalade
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels

1. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl, mix well, set aside.
2. Beat butter, brown sugar, sugar, and orange blossom water until creamy.
3. Place one egg at a time beat well for one minute each egg. Add marmalade, mix well .
4. Gradually beat in flour mixture.
5. Stir in semi-sweet chocolate morsels.
6. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheet.
7. Bake in preheated oven 375 – 8 to 10 minutes or until puffed.
8. Let cool for 2 minutes; remove from sheet, place on cooling rack to cool.

 

Make Whats On Hand

100_1266
I always let my students know when friends and family know you know how to can, they start bring you food.
One or twin a week I open the front door to find food. Love it.
The best part of people giving you foods is that you can play and make new recipes.
I had some tomatoes left over from last weeks classes. My friend came over and give me some pear.
So I decide I would make a new recipes using what I had on hand. This jam is sweet and savory. It will be wonderful on toasted
bread with some fresh Parmesan cheese or Ricotta cheese. Who would think of making Tomato Pear Jam.
See you in class

Making It Your Own

100_1261

The other day a friend delivered a box full of three different kinds of cucumbers. I asked my friend what he does with them and he told me he turns them into pickles. I was confused because there were three different kinds of cucumbers here, but none of them were the kind you use to make pickles. He enjoys making them into pickles, anyway, and he says he mixes them all together. I needed to find a creative way to transform these veggies into crispy, delicious pickles. I found an intriguing recipe for Beer – Honey Pickles. When I finished those, I still had more cucumbers and I love the idea of alcohol plus a sugar. Hmm, what else could I use? I thought, “Why not make Wild Turkey – Molasses Pickles?” I have some family members that absolutely love bourbon and would love to try these,so what did I have to lose? Once you understand the balance and science of canning, you can switch up the ingredients to make wild and unheard of combinations. As long as you have the right amount of acid and sugars (as a preservative) to keep your food safe then you can go for it!
See you in class