Monday, October 6, 2008

Christmas Baking!!!

This week starts my cookie baking :o) I will be making fall & halloween cookies for the kids to decorate and eat, so they leave my Christmas cookies alone :o)

So, it's decorated butter cookies for them, and Moravian Sugar Cookies for the freezer :o) Now, I just have to hide them well enough so that dh doesn't find them :o)

Guess this means I need to do 3 things........1. get rid of this migraine, 2. make sure I have plenty of freezer space, 3. (ugh) clean of the DR table.

Moravian Sugar Cookies

Recipe By :Cherylann
Serving Size : 60
Categories : Cookies

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
-------- ------------ --------------------------------
1/2 cup unsalted butter -- softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 Tablespoons buttermilk
4 cups all-purpose flour

Cream butter and shortening with sugars. Add eggs, one at a time, vanilla and salt; mix well.

In a small cup, add baking soda to the buttermilk. Let sit one minute, then add to the sugar mixture. Add flour; mix well. Divide dough in half and chill up to 2 hours.

On a floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8" thickness and use 2" floured cookie cutters to cut dough.

Preheat oven to 375°.

Bake 5-7 minutes or until firm. DO NOT overbake!

Yields: 5 dozen

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 89 Calories; 3g Fat (35.3% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 13g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 11mg Cholesterol; 20mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 1/2 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.

NOTES : Easily doubled or tripled. They freeze well.

No comments: