Bilbo Loves Cookies and Treats!
(From Grandma Watson’s kitchen!)
1 cup shortening
1 ½ cups sugar
1 egg, beaten
2 (2/3) cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cinnamon
2 tablespoons nutmeg
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Cream together shortening until soft, then add sugar and egg. Mix together until well blended. Sift together the flour soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture until well blended. Sift together the flour baking soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture, stirring well between each addition.
Roll dough into balls the size of a small key lime. Combine the 2 tablespoons sugar, 2 tablespoons cinnamon and 2 tablespoons nutmeg, roll balls in this mixture. Place about two inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10 minutes or until lightly browned but still soft.
Makes five dozen.
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Just in the ‘Nick’ of Time!
Chocolate Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies
2 Cups Sugar
5 Tablespoons Cocoa
1/2 Cup Milk
1 Cube Butter (cut into chunks)
¼ cup Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla
3 Cups Oatmeal (Quick Oats)
In glass (microwavable) bowl, mix sugar and cocoa. Stir in milk. Add butter (butter doesn’t have to be soft). Microwave on high 4 minutes. Remove and stir. Return to microwave for 2 minutes. Add vanilla and peanut butter. Add oat meal. Mixture should be a little runny.
Spoon cookies on to wax paper and let set until firm.
Santa’s Sleigh Favors
Recipe Courtesy of Sandra Lee
• Graham crackers
• White royal icing
• Red royal icing
• Chewy fruit candy squares (Starbursts)
• Sugar wafers
• Red fruit sheets (Fruit Roll-ups)
• Miniature bear-shaped cookies (Teddy Grahams)
• Twisted red candy sticks ( Twizzlers)
• Candy canes
• Shredded coconut
• Chocolate Santa, foil wrapped
Sleigh bottom #1: Coat 1 side of a graham cracker cookie completely with white royal icing. Place 2 candy canes on top, keeping the hooks pointing upward, holding them in place for a few seconds to let set. Sprinkle coconut over the whole cracker and candy canes and set aside to let dry.
Sleigh bottom #2: Coat 1 side of another graham cracker completely with red royal icing and set aside to dry.
Presents: Pipe ribbons with white royal icing on fruit candies. Set aside to let dry.
Santa’s seat: Take 2 sugar wafer bars (attached) and completely wrap with a fruit roll-up. Take another pair of wafers and do the same. Place seam side down to keep from them unfolding. Set aside.
To assemble: Pipe a thin line of white royal icing over the length of the candy canes that are attached to sleigh bottom #1. Place sleigh bottom #2 (red graham cracker) on top of candy canes (red side up)and hold for a few seconds to let set. Make a seat out of the fruit rollup covered sugar wafers by making an “L” shape on top of red cracker. Use 1 as the seat and the other as the back of the seat.
On 1 side of the seat stack a few candy gifts and on the other side, place the chocolate Santa. Spread out 1 fruit rollup and place a few gifts in the middle and make a pouch, tying the ends of the rollup together with a twizzler, like a beggar’s purse. Place gift pouch behind Santa’s seat.