I have been wanting a mandolin to make home made potato chips, apple chips, any other kinda chips I can think of.
Oh! Sweet potato chips!
So anyways, I made some apple chips this week. I ruined this batch, badly. Each one of the recipes I read said to keep the apple slices in until golden brown and hard.
The slices NEVER got hard for me. NEVER. I kept them in for 4 hours, but I eventually took them out and they hardened on their own.
By the time I did this, they were burnt. Not noticeably burnt by the look, but tasted it. None of the recipes mentioned this.
So, the slices will feel rubbery after 2 hours, and just a tad darker than they were when you sliced, this is when you take them out and let them harden on their own.
First, make a mess having fun with your new mandolin, slicing apples. You can also use a knife to slice them really thin. Just be careful not to cut yourself!
Sprinkle slices with sugar/cinnamon mixture.
Voila, apple chips. They are darker than they should be.
Now, onto my favorite of the two.
These taste, surprisingly, like the real thing.
A few notes, use butter. Butter is always better for baking. Margarin is too soft, for this cookie, and will make a softer cookie. I personally like the harder version.
A friend of mine and I had a baking night and we made these. She had margarin, which made the cookies taste just fine, they were softer though.
Find the recipe at oreo cookie
I have decided this will be the cookie I make for my Christmas platter I give to friend, neighbors, and family. I'm going to play with a minty frosting! So excited! Or even the candy cane frosting I saw.
PS: these were gone in 2 days. All gone. Sad.