Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Twenty Five Days of Treats for the Holidays - Day 14

Today we're taking a lot of help from the Doughboy!

So, the other day, I realized that I had an event in the evening, and I usually bring Christmas cookies to the party.  Except that I hadn't done any of my baking yet.  And it was 8:30 in the morning.  And the cookies needed to be delivered by 5:00 pm.  Wow - no pressure!

So, I went to my old standbys - break and bakes, sugar cookie dough in a tube. While I was picking up the tubes of sugar cookies, these beauties caught my eye.  They spoke to me "We are JUST what you need tonight!"  I couldn't agree more.  But what to do with them to make them more "homemade"?  Easy!

So all you need is one of these, and some powdered sugar.  Yep, that's it.  Scoop dough out of the tube with a cookie scooper or a spoon, roll it into a ball in some powdered sugar.  Bake on a parchment lined sheet, for about 15 minutes, and voila!  Peppermint snowflake cookies.  After they cool, dust with more powdered sugar.

Thank you, Doughboy, for doing all the heavy lifting for me in my time of need - you are AMAZING! (to which he replied "hnnn hnnnn" in his cute little giggly way {smile} ).

And, by the way, if you're not as pressed for time as I was, you can mix this dough with 1/2 cup cocoa powder for chocolate peppermint cookies.  Maybe throw in a few chocolate chips, too, for good measure.  Just a thought - you know me and my tweaks!

1 comment:

Amy Dingmann said...

Your ideas are great and I sure have made use of them in the middle of our busy moving. Without your quick tips, we wouldn't have had the yummy cookies we've been snacking on while working hard...because I would not have had time! :) Keep 'em coming!