Saint Patrick’s Day Cookies

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Mar 152012


Happy Saint Patrick’s Day Cookies

This sugar cookie recipe is delicious and I use the same recipe for all my holiday’s and fun to share at parties. To get a soft cookie, make sure you remove them right when the timer goes off.

3-3/4 Cups sifted flour

1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup butter

1-1/2 cups sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla

2 eggs

Sift together flour, baking powder and salt and set aside. Cream butter and sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add one egg at a time, beating well in between. Slowly add the flour mixture until it is just blended. Remove cookie dough from bowl and kneed in remaining flour mixture until dough is soft yet firm.  Heat oven to 375 degrees. Spread flour onto counter surface and rolling pin. Roll out 1/4 of dough to approximate 1/8 inch thick. Using your favorite cookie cutter, cut out as many as you can with what you roll out. Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet about 2″ apart, (shiny baking sheets instead of dark surfaced are recommended because the dark absorbs heat more quickly and will burn the bottom of your cookies faster). You can brush each cookie with milk and lightly sprinkle green sugar before baking or follow the instructions below after they have cooled.  Bake for 8-10 minutes. Ovens will vary, so check in at 8 minutes. If the bottom is looking golden brown, they’re done.

Sugar Topping: Crack open one egg and divide the egg white from the yolk, discard the yolk. Sift 1 tablespoon of powdered sugar and mix well with a fork. With a medium size paintbrush, paint the cookie with this sticky mixture and spoon on your green sugar and other desired sprinkles. Let them dry and store in a sealed Tupperware container to keep them fresh and soft.

Outrageous Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip Cookies!

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Feb 132012

If you think about getting good at cooking or baking, the first thing to do is start with comfort food. It just makes a person feel good to bite in warm food that’s made with love with the heart beaming on the inside out.  So, for starters, anyone for some cookies?

1 Cup Butter, Softened

1/2 Cup White Sugar

1/2 Cup Firmly Packed Brown Sugar

2 Eggs

3 teaspoon vanilla

3 Cups Uncooked Oat

1-3/4 Cup Flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 1/2  Cup chocolate chips

1 Cup Walnuts (Optional)

Heat oven to 350. Beat softened butter and sugars until fluffy.  Add the eggs, vanilla and mix in the chocolate chips.  Mix the dry ingredients. Place small tablespoon balls of dough on un-greased cookie sheet.  Bake for 13 minutes. Store in a sealed container to keep their freshness.  Make a batch of 12 and freeze the rest in a sealed container.


Children Love Making Cookies

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Feb 012012

No matter what the holiday or occasion, kids love to have fun making fun and creative cookies.

The best plan is to have everything ready to go since kids can lose interest fast if you aren’t prepared. So make your batter and frosting and have all those fun sprinkles ready to utilize.

This basic sugar cookie batter makes approximately 9 cups and can make up to ten different quick and easy cookies and the batter will keep for several weeks at room temperature in a tightly sealed container.

4 Cups Sifted Flour

4 Cups Sugar

1.5 Cups Nonfat dry milk powder

1.5 Tablespoon Baking Powder

1.5 teaspoon salt

Place all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Sift this mixture twice. Store in a sealed container until ready to use.

Sugar Cookies (Makes approx. 3 dozen)

2 Cups of the basic mix

1/2 Cup melted butter

1 Egg slightly beaten

1 teaspoon vanilla

Flour your hands and shape into 1 inch balls. Place on a well greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 F for 12-15 minutes. Cool on a wire to cool

Frosting: Mix 1/2 Cup of powdered sugar with 2 Tablespoons of milk. Stir well. Frosting should be slightly thin to spoon in a circle on each warm cookie. Let frosting dry to the touch and Enjoy!