Starting with Halloween..Thanksgiving..
Christmas.. & then the birth of a New Year
The weather..crispness in the Fall air..Golden Colors
of changing trees, smells of Thanksgiving turkey
(it's my Favorite dinner to make)
Having my Christmas Boutique (in my home)
I love to see old friends & make new ones..
Christmas & New Year's. I love all the family
reunions & surprises that come this time of year!!
I hope you do, too!
By the way if your going to be in the central Calif
area on Dec. 3rd & 4th stop by for a great selection
EMAIL ME FOR AN INVITE
Here are 2 ideas for Halloween Cookies
that bring back wonderful memories baking
with my mom..My grown up daughters have
carried on the tradition as we had them this
last week...RECIPE BELOW
HOOT OWL COOKIES
(Look at their different Personalities)
FYI: This Classic recipe was a Pillsbury
Bake-Off winner for Natalie R. Riggin
of Olympia, Washington in 1956!!!
I just learned that this year!!
My mom never told me where she got it...
It was just a FUN Cookie tradition
we did each year!!
1 c. packed brown sugar
3/4 butter or margarine, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/4 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate, melted
80 semisweet choc. chips (1/3 c.), 40 cashews
1) In a large bowl, beat brown sugar & butter for about
1-2 min. scrapping bowl occasionally, until light & fluffy.
Beat in vanilla & egg. On low speed, beat in flour, baking
powder & salt until dough forms. In a small bowl, place
1 cup of the dough stir in melted chocolate & baking soda
until well blended.
2) On a 12x8-inch sheet of plastic wrap, press half of the
light dough to form a 10x4-inch strip. Shape half the
chocolate dough into a roll 10-inches long; place on strip
of light dough. Mold sides of light dough around chocolate
dough; wrap in plastic wrap. Repeat with remaining dough.
Refrigerate 1 hour for easier handling.
3) Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Cut each roll into 40
(1/4 inch) slices; place 2 slices, touching each other, on
ungreased cookie sheets to resemble owl faces. Pinch
corner of each slice to form ears. Place chocolate chip in
the center of each slice for eyes; press whole cashews
between slices for beak.
Helpful Hint: To buy only the cashews you need
you can buy them at Winco in bulk & save money
not buy a whole can..(but they are soo good!!)
4) Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are light
golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie
sheet to cool.
The 2nd EASY Halloween Cookie are Witches Hats...
1 pkg. of Keebler or any Striped Chocolate Cookie
1 White Can of Frosting + orange food coloring
1) Take cookies from pkg & turn upside down so the solid
chocolate is what you see..Take a little dab of frosting to
glue the kisses to the cookie to form the Hat.
2) Mix some orange food coloring into the white can of
frosting & blend thoroughly. Take a baggie & put some
frosting in it, twist to close & snip a tiny corner of the
baggie to form a small hole to decorate hat around the
kiss with a bow (SEE PHOTO BELOW)
It's that EASY!!! Enjoy!! Have a GREAT HALLOWEEN!!