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Holiday Cookies

Written on December 16, 2005 by Kevin.

My wife and I spent the last 2 nights baking cookies for family and friends. The key to a good cookie recipe is 1 sleeping baby. Rylan has made us proud and slept through 2 nights of baking while we work like grunts behind the counter. The cookies turned out great and sure seem to be a hit at my work. This was the first year that my wife and I had made cookies but I think we did well. We chose 3 types of cookies, butterscotch oatmeal bars, pumpkin raisin cookies and your generic gingerbread cookies. I have attached the recipes below the image for anyone interested in trying these.

Gingerbread cookies
We used 2 boxes of store bought gingerbread cake/cookie mix.

Butterscotch Oatmeal Bars
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla or grated peel of one orange
3 cups quick cooking oats
2 cups butterscotch chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Combine flour, baking soda, and cinnamon in small bowl. Beat butter, sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla in large bowl. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in oats and butterscotch chips. Spread dough into greased 15 x 10 inch pan. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until very lightly browned.

PUMPKIN RAISIN COOKIES
2 cups butter
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. allspice
1 cup chopped walnuts
2 cups sugar
2 cups fresh (or canned) pumpkin
4 cups flour (sifted)
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 cups raisins

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Blend all ingredients thoroughly
Drop one inch dough balls onto greased cookie sheet.
Baking time 15 minutes

Comments

Are those Gibson plates? I have the same ones; I actually painted my kitchen to color-coordinate with the plates I bought!

Written by Aly on Dec 16, 2005

Glad that ya'll made some much better looking cookies.

We bought 2 kinds of those Pillsbury ready bake cookies: chocolate chip with 2 colors of icing and sugar shapes with icing. They both tasted awful even with the icing that doesn't belong on chocolate chip cookies anyway. I should've known better the sick on icing cookies and the seasonal decorated ready bake cookies are yucky too. On the bright side, I can offer the cookies during family dinner and enjoy my sister's yummy chocolate peanut butter fudge since I won't be eating cookies.

The only good cookies are homemade ones and Great American Cookie Company's cookies.

Written by Jessica on Dec 19, 2005

ummmmm.....ummmm...Goood. What a great cook. I actually had the good fortune to be on the recieving end of these joyful treats they were great!!!!

Written by Fredrick on Dec 24, 2005

Talk about some great cookies....

Written by Fredrick on Dec 24, 2005

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