The Mind of WebbWoman

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Saturday, November 06, 2010

Baking Time!

It's that time of year, the weather is getting cooler and it's time to stoke up the old oven for some home made goodies for the holidays. (I like to get a jump start to make sure I have plenty) Well I'm gonna share my favorit holiday recipes here for anyone inerested:

Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 cups Quaker Oats
1 cup raisins
1 cup chopped walnuts

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees
2. Beat together butter and sugars until creamy
3. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well
4. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon; mix well
5. Stir in oats, raisins and nuts; mix well
6. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet
7. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown
8. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to wire rack

Choco-Chip Mini Kisses Cookies*

1 ½ cup (3 sticks) butter, softened
1 ¼ cup granulated sugar
1 ¼ cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla and butternut flavoring
2 eggs
4 cups self-rising flour
1 cup Hershey’s real milk chocolate mini kisses*
1 Cup Nestlé’s semi-sweet morsels
2 cups chopped English walnuts

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix butter, sugars, flavoring and eggs in a large bowl. Stir in flour. Stir in both kinds of chocolate chips and nuts. Use a strong spoon, this dough is stiff. Using a small ice cream scoop or a serving spoon, drop on cookie sheet. Flatten slightly with a fork. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until light brown (centers will be soft). Cool slightly; remove from chookie sheet. Cool on wire rack. Makes around 4 dozen cookies.

*This recipe came about when it was possible to find a package of Hershey's Mini Kisses. When I cannot find them I substitue with either a cup of milk chocolate chips of milk chocolate chunks

Old-fashioned Gingersnaps

2 ¾ cups self-rising flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
¼ teaspoon cloves
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
¾ cup butter
1 egg
¼ cup molasses

Combine first 5 ingredients and set aside. Cream sugars, butter, beat in egg and molasses until fluffy. Stir in flour mixture until just blended. Chill thoroughly (usually overnight). Shape into balls, about the size if a tablespoon and roll in granulated sugar. Place 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet. Flatten with the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar. Bake at 375 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.


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