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Question #11026 posted on 12/04/2004 4:08 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,
I have a huge bag of vanilla chips in my fridge...what should I do with them? I promise I won't be a Cookie Skank, I'll share the bounty of my baking goodness with roommates!
- Betty Crockerette

A: Dear Betty,

Orange Cream cookies of course!!

Orange Cream Cookie Mix
Orange and vanilla flavored cookies that make a wonderful
gift. Makes 30 cookies (30 servings).
Printed from Allrecipes, Submitted by Rita
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1/2 cup orange-flavored drink
mix (e.g. Tang)
3/4 cup white sugar
1 1/2 cups vanilla baking chips
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder


Directions
1 Combine the flour with the baking soda and baking powder.
2 Starting with the Tang, then sugar, vanilla chips and
ending with the flour mixture. Layer the ingredients in a
clean glass wide mouth quart sized jar. Press each layer
firmly in place before adding the next ingredient.
3 Attach a recipe card with the following instructions to
the jar.
Orange Cream Cookies
Yield 2 1/2 dozen
1.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
2. Empty
contents into a large mixing bowl. Add 1/2 cup softened butter,
1 egg slightly beaten and teaspoon vanilla extract. Mix
until completely blended.
3. Roll heaping tablespoonfuls
into balls. Place 2 inches apart on a lightly greased
baking sheet.
4. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for
12 to 14 minutes or until tops are very lightly browned.
Cool for 5 minutes on the sheet then remove cookies to wire
racks to cool completely.

Make sure they are soft. Yummmm!!

-Dragonboy, who has never met a cookie he didn't like.
A: Dear Betty,

Eat them straight out of the bag. Mmm, mmm.

- Trivial
A: Dear Betty,

Here's a good recipe.

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/recipe_views/views/230949

However, one of the absolte best investments you can make into your baking is to buy real, pure vanilla. Once you do you'll never go back. Nielsen-Massey is the best that I've ever had (and I've sampled a lot, they're like fine wines to me).

http://ww2.williams-sonoma.com/cat/pip.cfm

-Skippy DeLorean