Sunday, December 20, 2009
I have spent most of my day baking my annual Christmas cookies today.
These cookies are called Powdered-Sugar Cutouts, but our family calls them
"Orange Peel Cookies" :)
Every Christmas time my daughter starts asking for orange peel cookies. She loves to help me cut out the cookies, and to put the sprinkles on. They really are so much fun to make!
A little bit of work, but well worth it.
You do have to refrigerate the dough to let it set up before you can roll it out to start using the cookie cutters.
I have made two double batches of dough (yes, you can double the recipe). I have used up one double batch already and the cookies came out fantastic! They are so delicious!
I packed up a nice big tray of the cookies and after church tonight, I went over to our priests home and surprised them with my cookies . They were delighted! :)
It made me feel so happy that I could do this small gesture of kindness to them, they give so much to us and our wonderful congregation at our church.
I will post the recipe on my recipe blog in case you would like to make these wonderful cookies too. They are a family tradition at our house and I make them every single year. My kids could not imagine a Christmas without them.
They also freeze well in Ziploc freezer bags in case you make too many. :)
You can find the recipe here:
2 Stitchin sisters recipe blog
I have become very interested in cookie molds lately too...
I found that I did have some that I had forgotten that I had! I have two Raggedy Ann molds, and one Angel mold.
I tried the dough in the Raggedy Ann mold and it came out quite cute! :) I brushed food coloring on her to give her a splash of color. :)
May all of your baking days be fun ones,