Giving a bag of cookies for a gift? Trace your cookie cutter onto a heavy piece of construction paper and cut out the shape. You’ll
have a great gift tag!
Whenever measuring corn syrup or molasses, first lightly oil the inside of the measuring cup
with Pam or other cooking oil and all the syrup will slide right out!
It’s that time of year again, when we try to think of the perfect gift for everyone on our list. Sometimes that decision doesn’t
But since everyone loves to receive a gift basket, this month we decided to feature a “versatile” type of gift basket!
One that not only has our homemade goodies but useful kitchen items that sometimes need to be replaced!
We all have kitchen tools
that may be 20 or 30 years old and it would be nice to receive some replacements! Throw in a few homemade Christmas cookies and you
have a very nice gift!
Our recipe for this month is one that dates back to the 1940’s and makes a comeback every decade or two….”Slice-and-Bake
Cookies!!! Keeping a roll or two of these in your freezer insures that you always have cookies “on demand”!
Miss Fannie Clark, a school teacher in Ochlocknee, GA, made these cookies for our girls basketball team to eat on the bus every time we had an out-of-town basketball game in the late1940’s. We really looked forward to these cookies and she will always be remembered for them!!!
(The team of 1950 is shown below)
December 2011 featured a recipe for Basic Icebox Cookies and this month we’re
going to extend that to:
Miss Fannie’s Brown Sugar Cookies…Bon Appetit!!!
Brown Sugar Cookies
1 stick butter (1/2 cup), softened
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 large egg
½ tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt
Beat butter and brown sugar together
with mixer, until creamy. Add the egg, beat again. Sift the flour, baking soda and salt together and add to the beaten mixture. Stir
(by hand) the chopped pecans, evenly distributed.
Dump the dough out on a piece of waxed paper. Dough will be very sticky, but
mold it into a long roll about 12 inches long and about 1½ inches around.
Wrap the roll with the waxed paper and refrigerate, chilling
it until firm enough to slice, preferably overnight
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Place the cut round slices on a lightly greased baking sheet, about 1½ inches apart. (They will spread slightly) Bake for 7 to 10 minutes until very light brown. Let cool for only about a minute on the cookie sheet or they will stick and then remove them with a small metal spatula to a wire cooking rack to firm up. Makes about 40+.