National Bake and Decorate Month on October, 2017: cookie recipes?
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1 can Eagle Brand milk
2 tsp. butter
6 oz. chocolate chips
1 c. flour
1 c. nuts (optional, we've used choc. chips, m&m's, mini m&m's)
1 tsp. vanilla
Melt chocolate chips and butter on low heat. Stir and add Eagle Brand milk, flour, nuts and vanilla. Cool -- spoon by teaspoon on greased pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
1 C. margarine
1 C. brown sugar
1 C. white sugar
1 C. peanut butter
1 C. coconut
1 C. chocolate chips
1 C. flour
1 T. baking soda
1 C. oatmeal
1 C. raisins
1 C. pecans
Preheat oven to 350° F. Beat margarine, both sugars, eggs, and peanut butter until creamy. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Drop by spoonfuls on cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Makes 9 dozen.
Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
1 cup smooth peanut butter (I used a national brand)
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, beat together all ingredients until smooth, adding chocolate chips at the end of mixing.
Drop by tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet and flatten slightly with a moistened finger.
Bake for about 10-13 minutes at 350 F, until golden brown at the edges.
Cool on pan before removing to wire rack to cool completely
3-in-1 Sugar Cookies
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon fine salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
2 large egg yolks
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
Coarse sugar, aka sanding or crystallized sugar
Royal Icing, recipe follows
Whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.
Beat the butter and both sugars in another medium bowl with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 30 seconds. Add the egg yolks, vanilla and orange zest mixing until fully incorporated. Slowly add the flour mixture, and continue beating until the dough comes together, stopping and scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
For rolled cookies: Roll about a tablespoon of dough by hand into a ball. Dip 1 side of the balls into some coarse sugar and place them sugar-side-up on an ungreased baking sheet, leaving about 1-inch between cookies.
For sliced cookies: Divide dough in half, roll by hand into 2-inch-wide logs, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours.
Cut the logs into 1/4-inch-thick cookies and place them on ungreased baking sheets, leaving about 1-inch between cookies.
For cutout cookies: Divide dough in half, pat into disks, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours.
Roll dough between lightly floured parchment, or waxed paper, until about 1/3-inch thick. Transfer sheets to a baking sheet and refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes. Cut into desired shape using a cookie cutter, place them on ungreased baking sheets, leaving about 1-inch between cookies. (Gather the dough scraps together, pat into a disk, chill and reroll.)
Refrigerate cookies while preheating the oven to 375 degrees F, for at least 30 minutes.
Bake the cookies, until the bottoms are golden, about 10 to 15 minutes depending on shape. Cool on sheets until firm enough to transfer to a rack to cool. Decorate as desired and serve, or store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 month.
5 tablespoons meringue powder (egg white powder)
6 tablespoons water
1 pound confectioners' sugar (about 3 3/4 to 4 cups or 1 box)
Food coloring, as desired
Combine all the ingredients, except the food coloring, in the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix slowly until stiff enough to form peaks. The icing should be pure white and thick, but not fluffy and bubbly. If the frosting is overbeaten, it will get aerated which makes it harder to work with. If this happens, let the frosting sit to settle, then use a rubber spatula to vigorously beat and smooth out the frosting.
Alternatively, combine ingredients in a large bowl, and beat with hand beaters on low speed until the frosting thickens to stiff peaks.
Add up to 1 tablespoon food coloring and mix with a rubber spatula until the color is uniform. (Adding too much color reduces the sheen of the frosting and can break down the consistency of the frosting over a couple of days.) Store icing, covered, with plastic film on the surface of the icing
1/4 Cup Butter
1/4 Cup Shortning
1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Egg Yolk.....seperated
1 Cup Flour
Pinch of Salt
Cream butter, shortning and sugar. Add beaten egg yolk. Blend in flour and salt. Roll into small balls and dip each one into slightly beaten egg white. Then roll in coconut. Arange on cookie sheet and press down centers of each one. Cook in 300 degree oven for 15 minutes. Then fill centers with a dot of jelly....while still warm
CHOCOLATE BLISS PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES
1 PKG., 8 SQUARES, SEMI-SWEET BAKING CHOC.
¾ C BROWN SUGAR
½ C PEANUT BUTTER
¼ C, ½ STICK, BUTTER OR MARGARINE
1 TSP. VANILLA
½ C FLOUR
¼ TSP. BAKING POWDER
1-1/2 C SEMI –SWEET CHOC. CHUNKS
2 C PEANUTS, CHOPPED
OVEN 350 MICROWAVE CHOC. SQUARES IN LARGE BOWL FOR 2 MIN ON HIGH
STIR UNTIL CHOCOLATE IS MELTED
STIR IN SUGAR, PEANUT BUTTER, BUTTER, EGGS, VANILLA
STIR IN FLOUR AND BAKING POWDER
STIR IN CHOCOLATE CHUNKS AND PEANUTS
DROP BY TSP. ON UN GREASED BAKING Sheet BAKE FOR 13 – 14 MIN. UNTIL PUFFED AND FEEL SET TO TOUCH,COOL
I need a hobby what should i do?
How about creating Artist Trading Cards? Get your friends involved and trade with them. Determine a theme, and then create Artist Trading Cards based on that theme. For example, one theme could be "Fantasy" and you could draw anything that you can think up, like unrealistic creatures. Another theme could be "Things that make you feel good" and you could create cards that include whatever in life makes you feel wonderful, like acting, or animals, etc. You could even create your own virtual world on Artist Trading Cards! By creating the themes, you are challenging yourself to think in creative ways. Artist Trading Cards don't have to just be things you draw, either. You can paint or use other embellishments to create miniature works of art. The possibilities are endless! And because the trading cards are so small, they are easy to create and make a wonderful hobby. Artist Trading Cards are fun for people of all ages. Here is an article that explains how to get started:
Make your own booklet's or mini-zines! This craft is fun and easy to do and requires just a single sheet of paper. Here's how to make them:
You could use these booklets for greeting cards, too!
Another idea is to create Worry Dolls. Worry dolls are small colorful dolls that you put under your pillow at night to take your worries away. You could make a bunch of the dolls, then donate them to a local children's hospital for the sick kids that are there. Here is an article that shows you how to make them:
Create placemats, coasters, or decorate boxes or cans with magazine rods! This is a colorful project that is easy to do and has amazing results. Here's an article that shows you how:
Make your own myriorama! A myriorama is an endless puzzle that was popular during the 1800s. They are fun to make and allow you to be very creative! Here's how:
Challenge yourself with this project, and continually create new cards to add to the puzzle. Over time, you could have hundreds of cards!
Make fabric bowls! This is a really fun, unique project for all ages. The bowls can be used to hold breads, fruits, craft supplies, or even toys. Here's an article that shows you how:
I hope these ideas help - have fun!
What else is celebrated on easter day?
Customs and Holidays around the March Equinox. Usually falling on March 20 or March 21, it is a time when the sun shines directly on the equator and day and night are almost equal across the world. It is also a time when many cultures observe rituals, customs or holidays, especially in the northern hemisphere where it is spring.
In the northern hemisphere the March equinox marks the start of spring and has long been celebrated as a time of rebirth. It is an ancient Chinese custom to balance eggs – a symbol of fertility – on the day of the March equinox to bring good luck and prosperity.
Higan, or Higan-e, is a week of Buddhist services observed in Japan during both the spring and autumn equinoxes when day and night are equal at length. Both equinoxes have been national holidays since the Meiji period (1868-1912). Before World War II, they were known as koreisai, or festivals of the Imperial ancestors. After the war, when the national holidays were renamed, they became simply spring and autumn equinoxes.
The Iranian start of the New Year (Nowruz, No-Ruz, No-Rooz or No Ruz) occurs during the time of the March equinox, in accordance with the Persian astronomical calendar The No-Ruz celebration of spring lasts for about 12 days and dates back to pre-Islamic times. Preparations begin well in advance and include purchasing new clothes for all family members and thoroughly cleaning homes. Wheat or lentil representing new growth is grown in a flat dish a few days before the New Year and is called Sabzeh (green shoots). Decorated with colorful ribbons, it is kept until the 13th day of the New Year, and then disposed outdoors. Oil Nationalization Day in Iran also falls on March 20.
In Tunisia, March 20 is Independence Day. Following World War II, Tunisia experienced a surge of nationalism and in 1956 France signed a treaty to recognize the country’s full independence.
The Bahá’í New Year is also celebrated on March 21, which is the date of the March equinox in some years, such as 2003 and 2007. The Hindi Holi celebration, one of India’s major festivals, is also celebrated around this time of the year in 2008.
One of the greatest Jewish festivals, Passover commemorates the miraculous escape of the Jews from the clutches of the Egyptian Pharaoh, Rameses II over 3,000 years ago. Traditionally celebrated for 8 days (7 for Reform Jews), Passover always begins on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan.
Although the Feast of Unleavened Bread is quite distinct from the Passover Feast, it is celebrated at the same time and lasts for a full seven days, from the 15th through the 21st day of Nisan. During these seven days, Israel is to eat bread without leaven (leaven symbolizing sin) in remembrance of the time they baked unleavened bread in their haste to escape Egypt. Jews in both Old and New Testament times usually treated the first day of Unleavened Bread and the Passover as one.
Some organizations schedule Earth Day for March 20, while others set the date for April 22. For some, Earth Day is when people from all nations, religions and cultural backgrounds celebrate their similarities: living on earth. For others, Earth Day is observed to promote the protection the natural environment from pollution and other destructive forces. Earth Day activities include planting trees, cleaning roadside rubbish and conducting recycling and conservation programs. Earth day was first observed in 1970.
Now as for me I celebrate "Resurrection Sunday", not Easter Sunday, in memory of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. God used the timing, which occurred just after "Passover" and during the "Feast of Unleavened Bread" mentioned above, to illustrate the ultimate sacrifice He made for sinners.