Friday, June 11, 2010

Aprons and cookies

This week we have made coordinating aprons for Charlotte, my mother-in-law, and myself.
 Donning our new aprons we set out to make my mother-in-law's favorite cookies- Oatmeal Craisin. 
So yummy (...and kind of healthy...they have oatmeal in them....does that count?).  
This is a great cookie dough to make and have on hand because it freezes really well.  I generated a recipe card for you to download or print with this cookie recipe on it -you can make your own recipe cards at this adorable site.  This is the step-by-step...although I will admit the pics are more of Charlotte than cookie we go :)
Step 1:  Mix the sugar and shortening.  
Step 2:  Add the eggs.
 Step 3: Sift the dry ingredients.  (bonus sifting tip:  Instead of using a sifter, use a whisk - it gets out all the lumps just as well)
Step 4:  Mix in the vanilla.
Step 5:  Add the coconut, craisins, and oatmeal and stir.
Step 6:  Roll the dough into balls.
Step 7:  Put some granulated sugar in a bowl.  Wet the bottom of a glass, dip it into the sugar.  Press the cookies flat with the sugared glass.  It makes them nice and sparkly.
Step 8: Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes. 
Enjoy with a nice cold glass of milk!

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