On Saturday the 12th (the same day we did our Christmas photo shoot), Kristy, Stephanie, Paramjit, and I baked cookies in Kristy’s kitchen. Kristy made us each a neat apron with our initial on the top. We each picked two recipes to bake, although we only ended up baking 7 cookie recipes. We were there for about 10 hours, although that time did include lunch, dinner, and a photo shoot. Next year, we will not pick 5 recipes that require rolling out.
The two recipes I picked were Chocolate Mint Wafers and Confetti Cookies. The Chocolate Mint Wafers were tasty, but I’m not sure I will make them again. The recipe for the Confetti Cookies came out of my Nanny’s recipe box. They were extremely tasty and I will have to make them again soon.
Source: Nanny’s recipe box
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup shortening (I used butter-flavored)
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup cut-up small gum-drops (technically, I used spice drops)
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
In large bowl, cream sugars, shortening, eggs and vanilla. In separate bowl, combine flour, salt and baking soda (do not sift). Add to creamed mixture. Stir in gum drops and pecans; mix well. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheet. If desired, dot tops with additional cut-up gum drops. Bake at 350°F for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Yield: 5-6 dozen
Jessica observed our mad baking skills from her spot on the bar in her bouncer. Thanks Nick for providing the pictures.