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Holiday Cookies (Friends Feeding Friends)

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Happy Friday everyone! As you all know, for Live, Laugh, Cooking this means it is time for “Friends Feeding Friends”.  Today’s festive recipe comes from Ada of “New Sweets on the Blog”  Please be sure to check out her wonderful blog & beautiful treats here! Thank you so much Ada for sharing these delightful cookies with us!

Ingredients for the cookies:

  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Steps for cookies:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Beat all the ingredients together until smooth.
  • Roll dough out on a generously floured surface (to about a 1/4″ thickness).
  • Using cookie cutters cut out into desired shapes.
  • Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until edges are lightly golden brown.

Ingredients for the icing:

  • 1 egg white
  • 3-4 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon oil-free flavoring (optional)
  • assorted food coloring colors (optional)
  • edible decorator balls, sprinkles, or other (optional)

Steps:

  • In a bowl, stir together the egg white, lemon juice, cream of tartar, and the flavoring.
  • Beat in confectioners sugar until smooth and glossy.  If the icing is too think, add some drops of water.
  • Divide the icing into separate bowls, and add food colorings to each to the preferred color intensity. Pant the icing onto the cookies or pipe with decorator icing tubes and tips.
  • Top with candy decorator balls, holiday sprinkles, or any other festive design. Enjoy!

HAPPY COOKING, HAPPY FRIDAY, & HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!

*If you would like to participate in Live, Laugh, Cooking’s Friday segment of “Friends Feeding Friends”, comment below or message our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/livelaughcooking – I would simply need a picture, ingredients, and steps.  If you have a cooking blog, I will be sure to provide a link to your blog that people may refer to.*

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Forrest Gump Cookies – Peanut Butter, Cinnamon, Chocolate Chip Cookies

“Life’s a box of chocolates, Forrest.  You never know what you’re gonna get.” – Forrest Gump

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Last week, the other TAs came over for a meeting.  We had to grade our students’ exams, but we couldn’t forget about food! We made the night pass quickly by ordering Thai food and playing some music.  I wanted to make some treats for them and these cookies were the result.  They LOVED them and my friend Amber (see below) decided to name them “Forest Gump Cookies”.  Beware that you will not be able to only eat one. Enjoy!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon

Steps:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees & spray baking sheet with baking spray
  • Combine the peanut butter, sugar, egg, and cinnamon in a large bowl and mix well.
  • Add the chocolate chips and mix again.
  • Drop small spoonfuls of dough onto the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes. (Watch carefully while baking because these cookies burn easily on the bottom and are served best when soft)

Happy baking!

*Please note that this recipe was adapted from allrecipes.com*

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies (No-Bake!)

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I’m excited to begin my new Friday segment “Friends Feeding Friends” !  This recipe comes from my friend Joao.  If you would like to post one in the future, please message me on my Live, Laugh, Cooking Facebook page.  If you have a blog, I will be sure to link the information over to your blog in my posting.

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Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
4 tablespoons cocoa
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 -3 1/2 cups dry quick-cooking oats

Steps:

1. Add the first four ingredients into a pot.
2. Bring to a boil for 1 minute.
3. Remove from heat & add peanut butter into the hot mixture.  Stir until it is melted.
5. Next, add in vanilla.
6. Mix in the oats and drop by tablespoons onto wax paper.
7. Let cool until set.

*This recipe came from Food.com*
Happy Cooking Dear Food Bloggers & Happy Friday!!!!!!