View Full Version : MAJOR Help Needed
11-23-2005, 05:30 PM
Hello Everyone!!! I really need some help. This year I have decided to do a little bit of Christmas baking. I am embarrassed to say that I have not done this before...baking I mean. /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/blush.gif I don't want to do anything too much, just some cookies, shortbread cookies. I found some Christmas cookie cutters (no idea where they came from) so I thought I would try them out. What I need is a easy foolproof recipe, due to the fact that I am not kitchen savvy /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/cry.gif I have looked on the net for recipes, however, there are so many different ones and have no idea which one is good to try. I work 12 hour shifts and in the next few weeks will be on nights, so I would like to do it on a night when I am off. No interruptions, and no laughing if I screw it up /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/lol.gif Your help would be greatly appreciated. I hope you all have a super holiday season!
11-23-2005, 11:10 PM
On the back of most corn starch boxes such as one called canada corn starch you will find a very simple and easy recipe.
1/2 cup corn starch
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup icing sugar
3/4 cup butter
pinch of salt
pre heat oven to 300 degrees F
sift all dry ingredients together.....then add butter and mix untill smooth.
let rest 30 minutes in fridge
roll shape and bake
bake for about 15 minutes or untill edges are lightly brown
11-23-2005, 11:25 PM
ocasey, that is a good recipe, easy, simple and tasty.
from that basic recipe you can make several batches of cookies that look different.
-you can drop some by spoon and put a piece of marasheno (sp?) cherry on top
-you can roll them in a ball, dip them with egg white and roll them in crushed walnuts
-you can roll them in a ball and roll them in icing sugar
-you can add almond flavoring and ground up almonds
-you can roll them then put them down with a fork, then add sprinkles
that is some of the things we make from that basic shortbread recipe.
11-27-2005, 01:03 PM
I use that recipe all the time. Just a word of advice in some recipes you can use margarine in place of butter but do not do that with this recipe. Good luck and if you need anymore quick and esy recipes just let me know I have a few I could email you for example I just whipped up a batch of carmel popcorn pretty simple and delicious.
11-28-2005, 12:13 AM
Thank you so much for the recipe. I can't wait to try it. I just have one question, how flat should I roll it out before using the cookie cutters? I told you I had no clue as to what I am doing.... /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/lol.gif I will come back and let me know how it goes when I bake them....wish me luck...and thanks again.
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