Friday, November 30, 2007
Blogger Friend School #10 Cookie Exchange
In the spirit of Christmas, the BFS assignment this week is all about Christmas cookies and traditions.
I don't know if this is my ultimate favorite cookie for the holidays, but it is one of the really good ones and it has lots of memories behind it.
Chocolate Peanut Cookies
2oz unsweetened chocolate melted
Peanut butter dough:
1/2c firm packed brown sugar
1/4c creamy peanut butter
2T softened butter
In large mixing bowl combine all the ingredients for the chocolate cookie dough.
In small bowl combine the ingredients for the peanut butter dough.
Spoon 1t of chocolate dough and 1/2t of peanut butter dough together. Drop onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Press with a fork dipped in flour.
Bake at 325 for 12-15 minutes. Let cool for a minute before removing from the cookie sheet.
As far as sharing a memory, tradition or story of Chirstmas past, it has a lot to do with the cookie recipe I just shared. The recipe is taken from a book titled Pillsbury's Bake Off Cookie Book (copyright 1967). I still have the very warn out copy of the book that my mom had when we were little girls. One habit she had that I have carried on is to write little notations in her cookbooks next to recipes as she tried them. The recipe I shared up above was first made by mom at Christmas time in 1977- when I would have been two years old. I can go through the book and find a lot of the recipes she used to make during my childhood.
A verse I have been thinking upon lately would be- Is 55:8-9
8 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the LORD.
9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways
And My thoughts than your thoughts.
On a side note, do you know that the verse just down from those (vs 12) is a really good song as well?
12 “For you will go out with joy
And be led forth with peace;
The mountains and the hills will break forth into shouts of joy before you,
And all the trees of the field will clap their hands.
I learned that song as a child and it was always one of my favorites.