Sunday, December 12, 2010

Joy of Cooking Cookie Recipe Adaptation

Mom put this fab Christmas wreath together. I had to add a flocked deer in a Santa hat to the top of it.
I just can't help myself!

My Joy of Cooking was just $7.99.


Here is the basic recipe we used for the following cookies.

We added 1 cup of chopped walnuts
and 1 cup of rainbow coloured candy coated chocolate mini chips

The dough is made!!!

Dog wants to know what the heck is going on. It's starting to smell pretty good in here!
Mom gave him some macadamia nuts so he'd feel included.

** WARNING!!! Macadamia nuts are poisonous to dogs!!!**
here is a list of Human food to watch out for.

Maggs found that some of the cookies came out broken!
She had to get rid of them....

Happy baking!


Double Thumbprint Cookies

Just over a year ago, we lost Auntie M to cancer.
Her fight was long and difficult and she made us believe she'd beat it many times with her cheerful disposition and fighting spirit.
One of the last things she did was to make sure we all had a special personal keepsake from her. She had made small silver pendants on a key chain that were shaped like a heart, each containing her thumbprint.
Auntie M was an artist and crafter her whole life and inspired the need to make things in a whole bunch of us. We had to make these heart healthy thumbprint cookies in honor of her.

We will love ya forever Auntie M.

This recipe is in the current Better Homes and Garden's Christmas Cookie Magazine.
found on page #43

We made two balls of dough and pushed thumbs into them. Then pinched the bottoms to make a point. They look like little hearts.

Then we filled each indent with Presidents Choice Blue Menu Strawberry Rhubarb Jam.

This is what they look like after baking. we sprinkles them with a dusting of icing sugar before packing them up as gifts.