May 9, 2012

Kaleidoscope Cookies


1 c. butter, softened
1 c. powdered sugar
1 1/2 t. vanilla
2 1/2 c. flour
1/4 t. salt
food coloring

Cream together butter and powdered sugar. Add 1 1/2 t. vanilla, 2 1/2 c. flour and 1/4 t. salt. Combine all in a mixer and mix well.

Put 6-8 drops of one color of food coloring (orange maybe for fall) on one side and 6-8 drops of another color of food coloring (perhaps yellow for fall). Mix on low for a few rounds (maybe 6 times). Just blend it a bit, not to thoroughly mix the colors.

Divide into 3 balls. Chill for 1 hour. Roll each ball into about 12″ long and 1″ in diameter and slice with a sharp knife to make “coin-like” cookies. Bake at 400 degrees for 8 minutes.

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Pumpkin Cookies


1 c. sugar
1 c. margarine
1 c. canned pumpkin
1 T. vanilla
1 egg
2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 c brown sugar
1/4 c. milk
3 T butter

Cream: 1 c. sugar, 1 c. margarine, 1 c. canned pumpkin, 1 T. vanilla, and 1 egg

Add: 2 c. flour, 1 tsp. baking soda, 1 tsp. baking powder, 1 tsp. cinnamon

Drop by round teaspoons and bake on a greased cookie sheet at 350 for 11-15 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before topping with icing.

1/2 c brown sugar
1/4 c. milk
3 T butter

Cook two minutes over low heat and stir in 2 1/2-3 c. powdered sugar and 2 tsp. vanilla.

Delicious recipe that I have made and served to friends and family for nearly 20 years!


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Chewy Lemon Wafers


2 egg whites
1 1/2 c. flour
1/2 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
1 c. sugar
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/3 c. margarine
2 t. grated lemon rind
1 t. lemon extract (can substitute vanilla extract)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Add flour, baking soda, salt, sugar, cinnamon, margarine, lemon rind and lemon extract. Blend well. Shape into 1 inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Bake in oven for 7-8 minutes. Cool and enjoy!

Makes 4 dozen cookies.

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Heart Prompt #8


Today set aside an hour to make cookies and pray, as you bake them, for your neighbors, co-workers or friends.

Here are cookie recipes from the old site, What Would Martha Cook?: Christmas Cookie Recipes. (I will add them to this site after this time of preparation is over, as I still have over 150 recipes that need to be transferred.)

Then put a 6-12 in a ziploc bag and a note saying, “I prayed for you this morning. May the Light of Christ shine in your heart this day.”

“…the light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it.” John 1:5

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These function as both a tasty treat for your family and a great way to make your home smell like a cinnamon candle. It is far and above our favorite cookie after school.  Often, I prepare them for potlucks or meals I take to others. They are delightful with a cup of coffee, too!

3/4 c. margarine
1 1/2 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 t. vanilla
4 c. flour
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
2 t. cream of tartar
1 1/2 t. cinnamon
2 T. sugar

Beat margarine until fluffy, add 1 1/2 c. sugar, eggs and vanilla.

Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cream of tartar. Gradually blend this into wet mixture. Cover and chill 1 hour.

Combine 2 T. sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Roll in cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 8 minutes.

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