Friday, December 4, 2009

Cookie Day 2009

Yesterday we spent 10 hours at the home of my sister-in-law baking Christmas cookies with her, M.'s mom and his aunt. The house smelled SO good all day long (until the very end when the bar cookies oozed out of their pan!) and was full of lots of fun, noise and seasonal hub-bub. We made nine different kinds:

* Sand Tarts
* Soft Ginger Cookies
* Coconut Philly Bon-Bons
* Sugar Cakes
* Chocolate Crinkles
* Chocolate Chip Cookies
* Chocolate Cherry Cookies
* Peanut Butter Classics
* Choco Caramel Bars

The kids sat at a long table in the basement and decorated sand-tarts for hours by Christmas music - what wonderful memories they'll have to remember. My sister-in-law even made us tuna melts for lunch - what a delicious day all around!

Sand Tarts

10 oz. butter
2 C. sugar
2 eggs
4 C. flour

Mix well to form a soft dough. Refrigerate overnight. Working with a fist-sized hunk of dough at a time, roll out thinly. (The thinner, the better). Cut with cookie cutters, transfer to a parchment-paper-lined cookie sheet and brush with beaten egg. Decorate with sprinkles. Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes - do not overbake.

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