Since Columbus Day cookie baking has been in full swing for me. I plan to have all cookies done before Thanksgiving as I did last year, when I was able to create a wonderful cookie tray to share on Thanksgiving. I plan to make this a yearly tradition. When do you begin cookie baking?
In exactly six months we will celebrate Christmas. I especially enjoy the Christmas season which leads up to that big day for all of the memories, cheer, ambiance, food, smells, and lights; for me that is the best time of year. I’m anxiously awaiting Autumn because that will signify the beginning of the holiday season; … Continue reading Six months away
Yeah - December has arrived! That means we are at month eight of our Cooking-Through Cookbook Challenge and you probably know already which category I've chosen; don't you?! December only means one food for devouring by children of all ages: COOKIES!!! When I dream of Christmas I always dream of cookies and I'm sure you … Continue reading The Chaotic Cooking-Through Challenge: Month Eight
I just had to make these cookies. For some reason which I am associating with a friend, I kept saying Chocolate Chipper all week at various times and had those two words stuck in my brain. I substituted unsalted butter for shortening, baked them at 350 degrees for 12 minutes and allowed them to … Continue reading Ooey Gooey Chocolate Chipper Goodness
I've been crazy for baking cookies lately and I'm very proud that I've been ambitious enough to try all new recipes! This past weekend I pulled out my Grandmother's Better Homes & Gardens cookbook and made two from there with my own twists added in. I first baked the Peanut Butter Cookies which I've named … Continue reading Crankin’ out the cookies!
For some unknown reason I’ve been infatuated lately with making and eating cookies. In the past month I’ve baked several dozen cookies of various types and have frozen some for future nibbling. I don’t know why the sudden allure to bake them so much but they do make me happy!! Because of inspiration I received … Continue reading Craving cookies
I have been doing a lot of cooking and baking in the past several weeks; however, not anything new from my Cooking-Through Cookbook choice for the year. Last week I made a new recipe of Chocolate Chip cookies and my first-ever batch of Ginger cookies. Both were from my one Allrecipes magazine and they were … Continue reading From My Grandmother’s Recipe Box : Molasses Cookies
I recently acquired these two cookie books... And all I've been able to do is dream about cookies. I've been making more cookies lately (just the standards which I love so much) and I Love, Love, Love what Betty says in her Picture Cook Book about them: I don't have a proper old-fashioned cookie jar … Continue reading Dreaming about cookies!
It's become a tough decision for me. I have so many vintage cookbooks as well as newer ones which I want to cook-through so deciding on a book for this challenge has become difficult. But I have decided to cook-through my Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book which I acquired in the mid 1990's. … Continue reading I’m going to cook this book
I purchased a vintage cookie cookbook in 2015 while cruising through a consignment shop. The book was marked at $10.00 but I happened to be there when all cookbooks in that particular stall were 50% off and I decided to purchase it. It has been a cool find! The book is from 1965. And just … Continue reading 1965 Cookie Cookbook
My Mother wasn't a huge baker but one thing she often made were her Italian Sugar Cookies and it didn't have to be Christmas either! 🙂 I even recall that when I had to do a cooking/baking demonstration in Home Economics class in high school I chose to make these Sugar Cookies and I still enjoy … Continue reading Saturday’s Sweet Surprise : My Mother’s Italian Sugar Cookies