November 28, 2007

Homemade for the holidays

December is just around the corner, and I'm sure you don't want to buy everything at the last minute. Here's a great gift for anyone on your list...the Small Batter Bowl filled with all the ingredients to make Celebration Cookies! They are so delicious...white chocolate chips, dried cranberries, etc!'Tis the season for holiday baking. This month everyone will save on baking essentials with the Pampered Chef...our Stackable Cooling Rack is on sale for just $10.75 (which I absolutely LOVE, I have 2 & they stack beautifully together, and fold down for easy storage), the Cookie Press is $21.50, our NEW Pastry Mat is only $22 and the Pastry Blender is $11.50...that's 20% off our regular price!

Here's another recipe that you can fill the Small Batter Bowl with...or any 1 quart container!

M & M cookies:

3/4 cup (169g) all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon (2.5mL) baking soda
1/2 teaspoon (2.5mL) salt
1/2 teaspoon (2.5mL) ground cinnamon
1/2 cup (113g) chopped walnuts
1 cup (225g) M&M'S® Chocolate Mini Baking Bits, divided
1/2 cup (113g) raisins
3/4 cup (169g) firmly packed light brown sugar
1-1/4 cups (281g) uncooked quick oats

In medium bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. In 1-quart clear glass jar with tight-fitting resealable lid, layer flour mixture, walnuts, 1/2 cup M&M'S® Chocolate Mini Baking Bits, raisins, brown sugar, remaining 1/2 cup M&M'S® Chocolate Mini Baking Bits, and oats. Seal jar; wrap decoratively. Give as a gift with the following instruction: Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Lightly grease cookie sheets; set aside. In large bowl beat 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks, 169g) butter, 1 large egg, and 3/4 teaspoon (3.75mL) vanilla extract until well blended. Stir in contents of jar until well blended. Roll into 1-inch balls and place about 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets. Bake 12 to 15 minutes. Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheets; cool completely on wire racks. Store in tightly covered container.




JO said...

I may have to try that M&M cookie. Got word, we may be going to Germany next year(I'm apprehensive). Oh, that photo of "ME" - thanks for the compliment, I was playing around w/ make up color (gray/purple eyecolor). This year, I"m keeping it simple - cards ( he he he). have a good day !

KJ-Starre said...

Hmmmm! those cookies sound delicious. I am definitely taking the recipe with me so I can make a batch while I am in Canada. I will take a photo & post it to my blog for you to see.

Wow! I can't believe we leave next Friday. I am so excited!