Monday, December 11, 2017

Velvet - Green Shrek cookies

Mock Macaroons




Mock Macaroons -first made 2006

Bake: 350°F for 7-10 min

Ingredients:
·       1 box angel food cake mix
·       1 bag flake coconut
·       ½ cup water

Method:
1.  In large bowl mix together angel food cake mix and flake coconut until well blended
2.  Add water – mix (and mix and mix). At first, you won’t think it will come together, but it will
3.  Either drop by level teaspoon or place in pastry bag with large opening, and drop onto parchment paper covered baking sheet. Allow 1 inch between cookies
4.  Bake at 350F for 7 to 10 minutes - Check bottoms for doneness – they will brown sooner than tops

Option:
You can add some cocoa – 3 to 4 tablespoons – to give chocolate flavor. Add during step 1.


This is a weight watcher recipe – first made in 2006 by Boug

Swedish Ginger Cookies



 -first made 2014
 – Pepparkakor

Bake: 350°F for 7-10 min

Ingredients:
·       1 cup butter
·       1-1/2 cups white sugar
·       1 tablespoon white corn syrup
·       1 large egg
·       1 tsp baking soda
·       2 tsp cinnamon
·       2 tsp ginger
·       1 scant tsp cloves
·       2-1/2 cups white flour (sifted)

Method:
1.  Cream butter together with sugar and corn syrup until smooth.
2.  Add egg and beat well
3.  Stir in soda, cinnamon, ginger and cloves
4.  Fold in flour
5.  Add more flour as needed, to make dough easy to handle.
6.  Roll dough onto floured board with rolling pin to about ¼ inch thickness.
7.  Cut into heart shapes
8.  Place on ungreased or parchmented cookie sheet and bake for 7 to 10minutes in a 350 oven.
9.  Remove from pan when cool and store in airtight containers.
By Catrine Kostenius-Foster, Lulea, Sweden