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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Cookie Baking with zentMRS

I love cookies.  (Well, who doesn't really.)   We're getting close to time for holiday cookies and I just can't wait to share mine with you all.

Cookies are one of the easiest and quickest things to bake.  Most cookies are made from the same basic ingredients. The dry ingredients consist of all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. The sweetness comes from granulated and/or brown sugar. The fat is either softened butter or margarine and sometimes shortening. Eggs and vanilla extract are also used.  And then flavoring.  Mix, shape and bake.

A lot of cookies are very simple to make - these Sour Cream Drop cookies are one of my favorite childhood treats and take no time at all to make.  Mix, drop onto baking sheet, bake and eat!

Melting Moments are only a bit more complicated - these are mixed and then rolled into balls before baking. My mom's favorite Christmas Cookie!

Those are both similarly flavored - but if you wanted chocolate you might try Brownie Drops.  Also easy to make in a snap and full of chocolaty goodness!

And of course you can make more complicated varieties like these Candy Cane Cookies:

Or these Rocky Road Cookies:

Over the next few months I will share with you some of my favorite cookie recipes and my best tips for baking, storing and packaging your cookies.  We'll get prepared to delight our friends and family with wonderful holiday treats together!

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  1. My grandmother had a recipe for melting moments and this brings back so many memories! Great cookies! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back on Sunday to VOTE!

  2. Hi Susan,
    Great collection of cookies, I want to try them all. Enjoy your weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. Yum! I need to get back to cookie making. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.