Pelham - Windham News
10 - December 11, 2009
Tips to make holiday cookie baking go smoothly
Jam thumbprints, peanut butter blossoms, sugar in your mind can conjure up the smells of yummy liquid ingredients, but graduated dry measuring
cookies decorated with colored sugars and icings, Christmas cookies baking in the oven. cups give you the most accurate amount for flour
and gingerbread cookies—just the images of them It is the season to be making Christmas cookies. or sugar. Use a spoon to add your Gold Medal
Whether they’re for your family, flour to the cup, and level it off with the straight
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a cookie exchange, treats for edge of a knife.
the office, or a gift, cookies of * Try chilling the cookie dough before rolling
all shapes, sizes, and flavors out and cutting shapes. Chilled dough is a bit
are always a hit. If you haven’t stiffer—holding its shape better so you can transfer
started your baking yet this the cut shapes to your cookie sheet. This also
year, here are some tips from works for cookies that are dropped on pans in
the folks at Gold Medal Flour rolled balls or spoonfuls. They won’t spread as
to help make your cookie much during baking.
baking a success. * Keep the size of your cookies uniform.
* Assemble ingredients and Whether rolling balls or spooning dough onto
equipment before you start. the cookie sheet, make sure that all cookies are
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Read through the entire recipe the same size to ensure uniform baking. And
to make sure you have enough make sure your cookie sheets are at least 2 inches
time for all of the directions. narrower than your oven to allow the heat to
Also, bring your shortening and circulate.
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butter to room temperature, * Decorating cookies is easier with the right
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which could take about a half tools. If you have a decorating bag, adding frosting
hour for refrigerated items. and icing to cookies is very easy. You can create
* Use accurate your own by cutting off a tiny corner of a heavy
measurements. Liquid plastic freezer bag to make a writing tip. Fill the
For some great holiday baking recipes, visit
measuring cups – usually made bag with your icing and gently squeeze the icing
from glass or clear plastic with down toward the hole.
try this family favorite cookie recipe for Russian
a pouring spout – are great for * Store any uneaten cookies so that they last
Tea Cakes from Betty Crocker at your next holiday
Russian Tea Cakes
Old Fashioned Holiday Gifts
Makes four dozen cookies
well in a
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
cover. And if
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cups Gold Medal all-purpose flour
3/4 cup finely chopped nuts
1/4 teaspoon salt
up again in a
for three to
Heat oven to 400°F. Mix butter, powdered sugar
and vanilla in a large bowl. Stir in the flour, nuts
and sugar until the dough holds together. Shape
dough into 1-inch balls. Place about 1 inch apart
on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 12
minutes until set, but not brown. Remove from the
cookie sheet and cool slightly on a wire rack. Roll
warm cookies in powdered sugar, let cool. Roll in
with a slice of
powdered sugar again.
bread to keep
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