Tick Tock, Tick … goes the Cookie Walk Clock

Our Cookie Walk extravaganza is fast approaching! While our Sign-Up Sheets are starting to fill up, there are many, many gaps to plug, and time is getting a bit short. We only have about three weeks to go before CW Day.

getting ready for the 2017 Cookie Walk

getting ready for the 2017 Cookie Walk

I would like to, again, encourage those who are new to our congregation to step forward and help out if you can. Working together on an important event can build lasting friendships.

While cookies are the main attraction, there are plenty of other important jobs that need to be done prior to CW Day in order to make this event a success. For instance, we need items for the Children’s Table and the Gift Table, volunteers to help with general clean up tasks before and after CW Day, the making of wreaths and center pieces, etc. etc. etc.

A really fun day is Tuesday, November 27th, when we will be creating those wreaths (about 60 we hope) and other arrangements. Don’t worry that you haven’t done anything like that before. We have a number of experienced pros who will be glad to “show you the ropes”.

Finally, check out our Cookie Walk Table in the Cadwalader Room upcoming dates, sign-up sheets, baking tips and more.

More Cookie Recipes

Cinnamon Sugar Crinkles

1⁄2 Cup Unsalted Butter-softened
1⁄2 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
1 Egg
1⁄4 Cup Molasses
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
2 Cups All-purpose Flour
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1-1⁄2 Teaspoons Cinnamon
1⁄4 Teaspoon Salt
1⁄4 Cup Coarse Sugar

In a large bowl, beat butter with brown sugar until fluffy; beat in egg, molasses, and vanilla. Whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; stir into butter mixture. Refrigerate dough for 20 minutes. Roll about 1 Tablespoon into balls. Roll balls in coarse sugar.

(These balls maybe frozen at this point and baked without thawing at a later time. See Freezing Tips at http://blog.kingarthurflour.com/2015/10/21/freeze-bake-tips/.)

Place 1-1⁄2 inches apart on parchment paper–lined baking sheets. Bake in a 350° F oven until puffed and crackly, about 9 minutes. Let cool on pan for 5 minutes. Transfer to rack and cool completely.

Bourbon Balls

A “no bake, no fuss” recipe: Bourbon Balls offer up a powerful punch while packaged in a small bite. These sweet, no-bake treats are a favorite gift and a perfect nibble for parties.

1 (12oz) package vanilla wafers, finely crushed
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
3⁄4 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1⁄2 cup bourbon
2 1⁄2 tablespoons light corn syrup Powdered sugar for rolling

Stir first four ingredients together in a large bowl. In another bowl, stir together bourbon and corn syrup. Add bourbon mixture to wafer mixture. Roll into 1 inch balls, roll in powdered sugar. Cover and chill up to two weeks.

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