With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: The Sweet Shoppe

Monday, December 21, 2009

The Sweet Shoppe

The snow day on Saturday was perfect for filling the house with the scent of baking cookies and treats. Outside was a picture of white drifts of falling snow and inside was filled with Christmas music and lots of sugar, butter and baking sheets.
I made old favorites and a couple of new recipes. Lemon Tartlets (Jared's request), Tassies, Chocolate covered Oreo Cookies, a Yummy Caramel Corn recipe I saw on several blogs, and a filled cookie that was one my mom and aunt made each year.

Filled Turnover Cookies

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1/2 c. shortening
1 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. soda
Fill with whatever jam you like.  (I use apricot, peach or raspberry)
decorative sugar

Mix thoroughly shortening, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Blend in flour, salt and soda. Wrap in plastic. Chill 1 hour. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Roll 1/16th inch thick on lightly floured cloth-covered board. Cut into 3 inch circles. Spoon 1/4 teaspoon jam on 1/2 of circle. Fold dough over filling press edges together. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheet. Brush with milk. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.

5 comments:

Susan Wicker said...

Oh my GOODENESS, those cookies look like they came out of a fabulous bakery for the queen! How oh HOW can you bake such luscious yummies and stay so slender???????????????? They look wonderful! Thanks for sharing. Sincerely, Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

Leslie said...

these all looks so so tasty

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi again. I wrote this recipe down straight away. It sounds yummy and your table does look like a gourmet shop and better yet like it would taste as if Grandma made it. Just looks likes it filled with love.

Thanks for sharing...Tracy :)

marie said...

You know ~ I do believe your blog is my most favorite!
Fun, yummy goodies, babies, handmade stuff, beautiful pictutr love and wisdom all in one place!

Thanks so much for sharing bits of your life with us. You've really made me re-think some things in mine!

Have a joy-filled week and a wonderful Christmas!

Nancy said...

Your Christmas baking looks so YUMMY! And what's your secret for chocolate covered Oreos?? My sons love oreos! Have a Merry Christmas and thanks so much for your inspiration and sharing!
Nancy

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