I am all set for the cookie exchange. In order to appear less “grinchy” I agreed to join in. I have not participated in a cookie exchange in years…the memory of strange cookies, broken messy cookies and bad cooks had faded sufficiently.
I decided to make Swedish Browns. I needed eleven dozen so I doubled the recipe, and made two batches and had cookies left over which are now sitting in freezer bags inside an ice cream pail in the freezer. ( I hate broken cookies)
With enough butter and sugar anything tastes good.
Swedish Browns…a recipe from Mary (she was in the Wistful Wednesday Photo the other day.)
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon corn syrup
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons soda
1 egg yolk
2 cups flour ( heaping)
Mix well, roll into balls then dip them in sugar. Bake 350 degrees for 5 to 8 minutes. They will practically melt in your mouth.
I searched and searched for appropriate packaging. I was in the midst of looking for Christmas Tins in thrift stores when I happened by Ben Franklin where they had a sale on containers. They are perfect…and at half price a bargain too.
My cookies are safely nestled inside Ziploc storage bags, safe from breakage. A bakers dozen fit nicely in the containers.
I was tired after all that baking and settled down for a long winters nap..so not much else was accomplished
Gift count: ten bought and seven ordered. Gifts wrapped: none. Cookies made: Complete! Christmas letters: Complete! Homemade ornaments: Complete! Homemade gifts: Two complete and one in progress. Decorations… the snow outside, a pine cone wreath, the Nativity and a flag outdoors. Oh and 1/3 of a Shiny Brite Tree! 12 days and counting.