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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Plans for the day

Today I am making holiday cookies. Here are the ones I am making this year.~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This is a simple cookie recipe that will surely delight young and old. The cookies are coated with cinnamon and sugar for an extra special taste.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe Ingredients • 1/2 cup butter, softened • 1 cup sugar • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar • 1 large egg • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour • 4 Tablespoons granulated sugar • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Snickerdoodle Cookie Directions~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a mixing bowl, beat the butter on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add the 1 cup sugar, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in the egg and vanilla until well blended. Beat in as much flour as you can with the mixer, and stir in remaining flour. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour. Combine the 4 tablespoons sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon. Shape the dough into 1 inch balls and roll in cinnamon sugar mixture to coat. Place balls of dough 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 11 minutes or until edges are beautifully golden. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool. Make old-fashioned Christmas Butter Cookies Cook Time: 0 hours, 10 minutes Ingredients: •2-1/2 cups of flour •1 cup sweet softened butter •1 tsp baking powder •1 Tbsp Vanilla •1 cup of sugar •1 egg •1 Tbsp of orange juice Preparation: Mix all ingredients, beating at low speed until well mixed (1-2 minutes). Divide into thirds. Chill for 1-2 hours or longer. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Roll out on floured surface to 1/4" thick. Cut into shapes with cookie cutters. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 6-10 minutes until golden around the edges. Remove to racks to cool. Decorate as you wish. At Notchland, we use thin, brightly colored icing, and have our guests “paint” designs on them. Also good are colored sugars, various sprinkles or “jimmies.” Sugar Cookies Ingredients 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup butter, softened 1 1/2 cups white sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions 1.Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside. 2.In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls, and place onto ungreased cookie sheets. 3.Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden. Let stand on cookie sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks

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