recipes for my blends
Okay this isn't my cartoon but I thought it was just great for this section. So lets start. First -- recipes may be given in 'parts', by volume not weight, so adjust your quantities for what you want as a final amount (you may need to make a few cups worth of tea blend). I also have measuring tools just for making teas so I don't cross contaminate ... plus its a magical thing.
So Lets Begin:
put all ingredients into plastic baggie and shake to blend. Store in covered container (or baggie) and shake well before using ... this tea can be used one of two ways.
1 part peppermint leaves
Bring water to boil. Take off heat and let stand until it is only 185*F. Put tea items into strainer basket for 2 cup teapot (I got mine from QVC, item #K6810 for under $12 and used the scoop that came with it for a 'part' measurement) and pour water over leaves slowly to prevent them floating out of basket.
1 3/4 C granulated sugar
1 C butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla
2 C all-purpose flour
2/3 C unsweetened Cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
12-oz Chocolate Chips
1) Cream sugar & butter; beat in egg and vanilla. Beat in flour, cocoa and baking soda on low speed; stir in chips.
2) Drop by rounded teaspoons 2inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet or one lined with silicon mat
3) bake 375*F for 8 - 11 minutes or until set. Cool 1 minute, remove from cookie sheet.
Makes 3 dozen cookies
There now I won't loose this recipe before I can make up a few batches for Christmas - one for the family, one to give away, one to share with the Boy & Girl scouts.