Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Lace Cookies

The third cookie recipe does not make your traditional cookie. These lace cookies are thin and crisp, but full of sweetness. You can mold them when they come out of the oven, but I usually just keep them as flat crisps.

Ingredients:
1 cup flour
1 cup coconut
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup margarine
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Mix flour and coconut. Combine corn syrup, brown sugar, and margarine in heavy saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and blend in flour mixture and vanilla. Drop tsp of batter onto a foil-covered cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes and then peel the cooled cookies off the foil.



Sunday, December 27, 2009

Chocolate Crinkles

Alright, here is the second Christmas cookie recipe. These chocolate crinkles are so pretty when they are done baking, but you could always dunk the warm tops back into powdered sugar if you wanted to get rid of the crinkliness. These cookies are not sweet enough for me (which is why my mom likes them), so I would add chocolate chips to the recipe if I was making them for myself, but it's up to you to decide!

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup oil
3 oz unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
2 tsp vanilla
3 eggs
1/4 cup milk
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 375 F.

Combine the first 4 ingredients. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Stir in milk. Stir in flour and baking powder. Chill. Roll 1 tbsp balls in powdered sugar and place on a greased baking sheet.


Bake 10-12 minutes. Makes 4 dozen!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Ginger Cookies

Christmas break is here, and I can finally do some baking since I have a kitchen! My mom and I always crank out tons of Christmas cookies, so brace yourself for a few delicious cookie recipes that are sure to get you in the Christmas spirit. These ginger cookies (or "gingies") are my mom's favorites!

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup molasses
4 cups flour
1 tbsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp ginger
1 tsp cloves
1 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Cream the first 4 ingredients. Add the dry ingredients. Roll into balls and roll in sugar.


Bake 8-10 minutes. Makes 8 dozen!

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