Thursday, December 4, 2014

Advent Day 4: C is for Cookie

That's good enough for me.

Today the Advent Goblins told us that December 4th is National Cookie Day!  Who doesn't like cookies? Nobody, that's who.

The Goblins' instructions were clear:  Bake.  Eat.  Share.  Don't get sick.

Psalm 119:103
"How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!"

According to my friend and colleague Betty Crocker, there are at least 14 ways to celebrate National Cookie Day.  Ella and I are using your standard American sugar cookie recipe, found on the back of practically every bag of flour and sugar sold in your standard American grocery store.  Our cookies are going to be Christmas-y swirl cookies - red, green, and white - following the instructions on a bunch of Pinterest pins, like this one.  This is not a fast cookie process.  This is an all-day waiting-for-cookies process.  I expect it will be worth it, but I won't have pictures of finished cookies until the end of the day.

Chillin', like green, white, and red sugary-sweet dietary and dental villains.

The math.

The aftermath.


Let's have a virtual cookie swap!  Post your favorite cookie recipe in the comments.  Ella and I will be happy to give each recipe a real-life taste test.

1 comment:

  1. Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
    1/2 cup butter
    4 squares of unsweetened bakers chocolate
    2 c sugar
    4 eggs
    2 t vanilla
    2 cups flour
    2 t baking powder
    1/2 t salt
    mix, put in fridge until firm, roll into one inch balls roll in confectioners sugar place on greased cokie sheet and bake at 350 for 8 minutes

    these are my family's favorite christmas cookie even though nothing really says chrsitmas about them, and to keep them special we only make them in advent and Christmas seasons, with the exception of a couple of batches one year for our county and state fairs. we used the same measuring spoons you did and we have a batch chilling in the fridge along with a batch of gingerbread cookie dough for a REAL cookie swap tomorrow!