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Invited to a cookie exchange.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Yeah gads! I haven't baked a cookie in like years and years. Not sure I know how to bake here in Mexico at high altitude. I don't want to say I won't go as it's a new friend and I don't want to let her down. I can always give the cookies away after I get them so not worried about me eating them. But I need a failsafe recipe that I can't screw up. Anyone have a good one?

On another note, still staying away from the leftovers and they are just about all gone. They really haven't been an issue for me once I made up my mind that I wouldn't be partaking.
Hope everyone is having a nice Sunday. Enjoy the day.
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    I am hosting one myself (**ducking here**). While I like cookies, I generally prefer the dough, then I may have one and I am done with them.

    Educate me, if you will. Do the high altitude baked goods have different ingredients altogether, or are recipes just altered? I recall eating a donut on Pikes Peak that was good but very different.
    1909 days ago
    Sally you all have Pillsbury products in Mexico & since you have not baked in awhile here is an easy one only 3 ingredients roll ( 16.5 ounce ) sugar cookie dough
    2. one half cup of flour
    3. one half cup of powdered sugar or 2 tablespoons of colored sugar
    heat oven 350 makes 22 cookies bake 9 to 11 minutes cool one minute then place on cooling rack when cool place loosely in containers do not stack.
    Place dough in bowl add flour mix very well , then form in balls by one tablespoonful roll balls of cookie dough in colored sugar then place on ungreased baking sheet, flatten with a glass to 1/4 of an in. sprinkle powdered sugar on top & bake. looks pretty with the colored sugars.Enjoy as I have made this recipe & people think I spent all day making them
    Enjoy baking!!!
    1909 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/26/2012 4:44:07 PM
    If I didn't eat the Thanksgiving leftovers they would never go away! But I have them all in single-serving containers now, so I will eat them smart. Aren't you nice, agreeing to go to the cookie exchange. I have no tips for you except that most good cookies seem to be little more than butter, sugar, and flour.
    1910 days ago
    Well, it looks like you've already received several recipes so I won't add another suggestion to those. I wish I had done as well as you in refusing to eat the Thanksgiving leftovers. We ate them until they were gone. I will weigh in tomorrow and see what damage was done! But I will also get right back on track.
    1910 days ago
    My mom has passed on a recipe for no bake cookies, which we have just about each holiday. Here is the link:
    Hope it helps. You can use butterscotch chips, or peanut butter or peanut butter chips instead of chocolate.
    1910 days ago
    I bake my Grandmother's coco0n cookie recipe, very easy, good and rich. It's a take on Mexican weeding cake and Russian tea cookie. Google it. Flour, butter, nuts and powdered sugar. Have fun.
    1910 days ago
    Not a baker here. But the classic Nestle's tollhouse always works. I need something idiot proof when I bake due to the fact there is a world class baker in our family.
    1910 days ago
    I am not a baker. Good job on the leftovers.
    1910 days ago
    Look up Catheral cookie recipe. No baking, but need to put in freezer over night. Be careful if you enjoy chocolate, they can be dangerous. Chocolate, colored marshmelons, egg roll into a log, freeze and then cut into slices. Left out some instructions, but you can find it on the Internet.
    1910 days ago
  • LIS193
    I hear you.... last year I went to a cookie exchange and it started the downward spiral, or should I say upward? on my weight.
    Baking in Mexico is so different... the flour is different and I ended up throwing out a batch of short bread - it was horrible. The other ladies had similar problems.
    Good luck!
    1910 days ago
  • -AMANDA79-
    Do one of those no bake oatmeal cookie recipes...
    1910 days ago
    Great job with the leftovers!! Enjoy your cookie exchange.... find a recipe that works for you!! Keep on keeping on!!!
    1910 days ago
    Enjoy your day
    1910 days ago
    So glad you had a better outcome with your leftovers....

    Oh God, I HATE cookie exchanges!!! One year I ended up with 6 doz. cookies from one of those type of parties. That was back when I weighed in the 150's, and I didn't throw them out.
    1910 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/27/2012 9:48:10 AM
    So okay, just to let you know about my culinary skills, my user name at is KITCHENDISASTER. But even I can't screw up the oatmeal cookie recipe on the Quaker oats box. Google baking at high elevations for a few tips.
    Best of luck with your cookies, even a not so great cookie made with love and good intentions can become wonderful!
    Enjoy your Sunday and your cookies!
    1910 days ago
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