Wednesday, 28 November 2012

1994 - It's a Wrap

In future baking sessions, I need to take my own plastic measuring spoons with me. Lisa has those vile metal ones and I can't take the metal-on-metal scraping noise! Also, take a rubber spatula for scraping down the sides of the mixing bowl.

We made our usual two pans each of Grandma Baker's Peanut Butter Fingers on Dec 7. We doused them with 12 ounces of chocolate chips again (double what the recipe calls for). 

We made two double batches of Whoopie Pies, making six dozen (73 cookies). We had to go to the store AGAIN for buttermilk, eggs and waxed paper. We used the oven rack again for cooling the cookies before filling them with fluffy vanilla goodness. Despite our generous hands in frosting the sandwiches, we had an abundance left over. We could have easily tripled the recipe instead of quadrupling it! 

We decorated the Sugar Cookies today with Betty Crocker frosting. For decorations, we used stars, candy-coated chocolate pieces, red sugar, green sugar and multi-colored nonpareils. We need to gather our cutters early next year, for the best choice and variety. And we should use as many colors of frosting as possible — making for a more festive array on the cookie trays. Not that they stick around for very long.

Next year, bake more!

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