Monday, December 14, 2009

10 days til Christmas: Make-and-Bake Party!

Flour and sugar and herbs, oh my!

Yesterday the kids got to measure and pour all afternoon, putting together Christmas gifts-in-a-jar for friends and family. My friend Christina came up with the ideas and recipes. So fun!

Everyone was doing a little tasting as they measured. ;)

After making two batches of cookie jars, the kids ran off to play outside, leaving the mommies to measure and pour rosemary, sage, thyme, fennel, basil and marjoram for "Herbs de Provence" -- and bake some cookies to eat, too!

Here's the first recipe -- I'll have to post more later...

Ultimate White and Dark Chocolate Cookie Mix

Layer in a one-quart jar:
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup white chocolate chips

Recipe to attach to jars:

1 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
2 Tbs almond-flavored liqueur or water
1 tsp vanilla
1 jar Ultimate White and Dark Chocolate Cookie Mix

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Beat butter in large bowl at medium speed until smooth. Beat in eggs, almond-flavoring and vanilla.
Put contents of jar in another bowl, and mix. Add into the butter mixture and stir until well blended.
Drop dough by teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes or until firm in the center. Do not overbake. Remove cookies to wire racks, and cool.


Lisa said...

Looks like so much fun! You have to taste the ingredients, of course! I love the herbs de provence idea!
Happy Holidays

Jill said...

What captivating and fun pictures!

mandi said...

this is a great idea! and so much fun!

Naturalearthfarm said...

These make great gifts and so much the better to have children involved. Glad to have found your blog.

Clare said...

Its not a proper baking session without frequent tastings! You have to know what you are giving people is tasty!! :)

Anonymous said...

great idea...looks fun!

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