Tuesday, December 25, 2012
As you prepare for the holiday, try a few of these Christmas cookie recipes.
Here are a few of my favorite Christmas cookie recipes. Most of these are easy to make and kid friendly. Enjoy! Ingredients: Crush the cookies in a plastic bag with a rolling pin or in a food processor until the cookies are almost powder-like. Mix in the softened cream cheese and stir well. You can make as many different sizes as you want or have space for. Microwave the candy coating and be ready to apply right away, while it is still hot. Once it hardens, you won't be able to cover the cookies. Add your favorite sprinkles while candy coating is still soft. Set cookies on wax paper and place in freezer for 10-15 minutes, at least. Enjoy! Ingredients: The first step it to melt one stick of butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Next …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Make the perfect chocolate chip cookie for kids and adults with this homemade recipe.
In our never ending quest for the perfect chocolate chip cookie, our family has chosen this one to be their favorite. The coconut and cinnamon are subtle but they do so much to enhance the flavor of the whole cookie. Coconut Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Cookies 2/3 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed 2/3 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup unsalted butter, right from the fridge, or at room temperature 1/2 cup vegetable shortening 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon coconut extract 1 teaspoon vinegar, cider or white 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 large egg 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 2 cups dark chocolate chunks or chips Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly grease two baking sheets. …
Monday, November 19, 2012
These cookies are sure to please guests at the office Christmas party.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Submitted by Kathy Siler Ingredients: 5 cups all-purpose flour 1/3 cup cornstarch 2 tsp. cinnamon 2 tsp. ginger 3/4 rounded tsp. ground cloves 3/4 tsp. ground allspice 3/4 tsp. salt 1 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar 3 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 pound butter, softened 1/4 cup shortening (Crisco) 1 1/2 cup light brown sugar 1/4 + cup honey 2 large or extra large eggs, slightly beaten 2 tsp. vanilla 1 heaping cup pumpkin or squash puree (cooked and cooled) 2 cups raisins (may use half light and half dark) raisins soaked in rum for 24 hours Directions: Preheat oven to about 360 degrees. Sift together several times, the flour, cornstarch, spices, salt and cream of tartar, baking powder and baking soda. Set aside. In a large bowl…
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Dexter's Anne Kornow reviews several locally-made holiday cookie recipes.
Thanksgiving is over, Black Friday is done and Shop Local Saturday has ended. Now it’s time to get ready for various upcoming holiday gatherings, and to me that means food. I have six cookie recipes that have been shared and taste-tested by Dexter residents who came to Artistica. I have included two of the recipes today and will provide others in the coming days. Four Ingredient Almond Bars Resident Ina Wesenberg states that these cookies were made by her husband’s grandmother, Alma Wesenberg. The recipe was in the Dixboro Methodist Church cookbook, dated 1944. Dexter residents Judi Bogart and Al Maghes, who sampled the cookies, said they were very good. Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup natural almonds, toasted and cooled 1 cup (packed) dark brown …