Sunday, December 21, 2014

Christmas Handwork Guild Fun: Cookie Exchange Recipes

We held our first annual Christmas Cookie Exchange on our regularly scheduled Hand Work Guild Night. The array was delicious! I have included two of the recipes here but add your favorite Christmas recipe in the comments!  Who doesn't love a good cookie.
 The Cookie Table
 Margret Talking to Kelly about Tatting :)
 Orange Mollasses Cookies (Grace Johnston invention)
These cookies scream holidays. They are spicy and orange and oh so soft.

  • ⅔ melted coconut oil
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons orange extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ⅓ cup white sugar (for rolling)
  • the zest of three oranges

preheat oven to 350 degrees

mix together coconut oil and brown sugar. add in orange extract and molasses.

mix flour, baking soda, salt, white sugar, and spices.

take a pinch of orange zest and toss with your rolling sugar. set to the side to infuse.

slowly add dry mixture to wet mixture, as well as the rest of the orange zest. mix until combined.

take dough and make 1 inch balls in the palm of your hand, rolling in the orange sugar, and place on a baking tray lined with wax paper. 

bake at 350 for 12-14 minutes until firm at the edges.
Kelly Slack says these cookies have no name-they are just those Corn syrup, peanut butter and cornflake cookies.  She has been making the since college and they are on the internet :)

Peanut Butter Crunchies - An Easy Christmas Treat!
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Serves: 24
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter (crunchy or smooth both work)
  • 4 - 6 cups of corn flakes
  • waxed paper
Instructions
  1. Combine corn syrup and sugar in a large saucepan over medium high heat until the sugar dissolves (but don't bring it to a boil).
  2. Remove from heat and add peanut butter.
  3. Stir until smooth.
  4. Add corn flakes. More cornflakes gives you a crispier treat while less gives you a chewier treat. (I make mine chewier.)
  5. Drop using two spoons onto wax paper and let cool.
  6. Makes approximately 2 dozen.
Notes
When storing these, make sure to layer wax paper between the layers or they will meld together in one big lump.
Kelli found the recipe at: http://merryabouttown.com/bake-peanut-butter-crunchies-easy-christmas-treat/,

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