Sunday, December 2, 2007

Rosie Starts Her Christmas Baking! FA LA LA LA LA, LA LA LA LA!

With Snads as her
muse and mentor,
Rosie begins her
Christmas baking project.

Today, Rosie started with
Praline Cookies.

Now, my Christmas present to all of you is all of my arrrusssipppees for my Christmas baking. I do this every year - for family and friends and neighbors - about 30+ different cookies and candies. I have favorites I do every year and I'm always looking for new recipes to add to my repertoire. Usually I start on December 3 since December 2, today, is Middle Hawthorne's birthday. But since I've already been to see him and taken him a Pumpkin Pie, which he requested, I'm good to go.

Happy Birthday, Middle Hawthorne!!!

So, here's the first recipe of many, many more to come:

Praline Cookies

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1 aig, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp vanella
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Melt buttah, add sugars, aig, flour, and vanella. Stir. Add pecans.
Drop dough ONto buttered baking sheet.
Bake 12-15 minutes.
Let stand 2 minutes before removing to cooling rack.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

I doubled this recipe.
And Wallah!!

Next, I made Gingersnaps.

3/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar.

1 aig
1/4 cup molasses

Sift and add:
2 cups sifted flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp salt

Chill, then roll INto small balls.

Bake on ungreased pan 5-7 minutes at 350.

Usually, at 5 minutes, I take the pans and plop them, to deflate the cookies, then cook the extra 2 minutes.

I'm sooo excited about my new oven. Lookie here. I have THREE pans of gingersnaps going INto the oven. This oven does a regular bake but also does a convection bake. I have it set on convection bake. With my old oven, I could only do 1 baking pan at a time. Now, I'm doing THREE!


My wonderful gingersnaps.

I doubled this arrrrusipppee too.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!! Here's what Daughter Hawthorne said about Snads:

Sandy Clause scares me. :-( She looks like the Grinch with her weird boobs/shoulders area. A vulture-like Grinch.


1 comment:

Lane said...

Sandy Clause scares me. :( She looks like the Grinch with her weird boobs/shoulders area. A vulture-like Grinch.