Monday, December 7, 2009

Inexpensive Gift Idea #1

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Cookie Dough all ready to eat!! FREEZE!!  Who needs more treats to eat at Christmas?  I always feel bad when we get SO many treats from our neighbors and some go to waste. 

This is a GREAT idea I got from HERE.

Egg-Free Sugar Cookie Dough from C&H Sugar

1 cup C&H Pure Cane Sugar
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4 cup egg substitute
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda

Cookie Dough: In large bowl, mix sugar and butter. Beat in egg substitute and vanilla until light and fluffy. Mix in flour and baking soda. Divide dough into halves. Shape each half into roll about 1 1/2 inches in diameter.

For Gift Giving: First, tightly wrap roll in plastic wrap. Then, cut a sheet of parchment paper 6 inches-8 inches wider than the cookie roll. Wrap the cookie dough in the parchment paper, tying ends with ribbon. Print out and attach the Baking Instructions we've provided, then decorate wrapped cookie dough with holiday cheer! Refrigerate, minimum 1 hour, until chilled. Cookie dough can also be frozen. Maintain refrigerated until baking. Print the tag with Baking Instructions and attach to Cookie Dough.

To Bake Cookies: If cookie dough is frozen, defrost to a chilled temperature before baking. Preheat oven to 375°F. Cut rolls into 1/4-inch slices. Place on cookie sheet and bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges. Cool on wire rack Cookie dough cn aldo be rolled out on a lightly floured surface, and cut out with cookie cutters. To decorate: frost cookies with Royal Icing and add sprinkles.



I make a cinnamon bread wreath that I put in a pie pan and cover with tin foil. I freeze them all in a stack in the freezer and then take them around. It's the goodie plate when you want it. I include directions of how long to leave it out before baking. My mom used to make them at our house on Christmas morning, so it would go in the oven just after Santa left. =)

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