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My husband can actually bake cookies, who'd have thought!

Posted by on Dec. 17, 2013 at 4:01 PM
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We've been married a long time, and this is the first time I asked for his help with the Christmas cookie baking. I wanted to bake three kinds today, so I mixed, formed and put the first batch in and got the second kind mixed up and asked him to come help (I'd forwarned him.)  So he formed them and dropped the jam in (jam thumbprints) while I took the first batch out of the oven and added the ingredients for the third kind, he mixed and dropped those on the cookie sheet while I took care of the other cookies and started clean up. And he did a beautiful job! Sorry I don't have a camera. I never knew he would do so well. :) 

We made Russian Teacakes, Jam Thumbprints, and an easy date filled cookie that was my Grandma's recipe that I'll include here.



INGREDIENTS FOR DATE FILLING


2 cups finely chopped dates

3/4 cup sugar

3/4 cup water


DIRECTIONS FOR DATE FILLING


In saucepan cook the ingredients together slowly, stirring constantly, until thickened.  Cool.


INGREDIENTS FOR COOKIE DOUGH

1 cup soft shortening (or butter)

2 cups packed brown sugar

3 eggs

1/2 cup water

1 teaspoon vanilla

3-1/2 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/8 teaspoon cinnamon


DIRECTIONS


Mix shortening, brown sugar, and eggs thoroughly.

Stir in water and vanilla.

Sift together and stir in flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon.

Drop with teaspoon on ungreased baking sheet. 

Place 1/2 teaspoon date filling on dough.

Cover with 1/2 teaspoon of dough

Bake at  375F for 10-12 minutes until lightly browned.  Cool on racks.


Makes about 5 dozen cookies.


by on Dec. 17, 2013 at 4:01 PM
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Esmrlda
by Esme on Dec. 17, 2013 at 4:20 PM
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Yummm I wish I could taste test all your cookies.

atlmom2
by Susie on Dec. 17, 2013 at 4:49 PM
I went to a cookie swap. One of the ladies husband made her cookies.
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Bmat
by Barb on Dec. 17, 2013 at 5:30 PM

That's neat that her husband made the cookies. What kind?

Quoting atlmom2: I went to a cookie swap. One of the ladies husband made her cookies.


atlmom2
by Susie on Dec. 17, 2013 at 5:32 PM
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Don't remember. We had 12 different cookies from 12 people.

Quoting Bmat:

That's neat that her husband made the cookies. What kind?

Quoting atlmom2: I went to a cookie swap. One of the ladies husband made her cookies.


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louannwilkins
by Louann on Dec. 17, 2013 at 5:37 PM

Woo Hoo on your dh!!  lol  Thanks for the recipe too!  I love dates.  I think I'll copy it and add it to our recipe post.   :)

Maddie24
by Gold Member on Dec. 17, 2013 at 6:28 PM

 Wow - good for him!  I am glad you all had a good time and the cookies sound great!  Yum!

Bmat
by Barb on Dec. 17, 2013 at 10:09 PM

Good idea! Thanks. I actually thought of the recipe post when I was posting the recipe and then it slipped my mind.

Quoting louannwilkins:

Woo Hoo on your dh!!  lol  Thanks for the recipe too!  I love dates.  I think I'll copy it and add it to our recipe post.   :)


Bmat
by Barb on Dec. 17, 2013 at 10:11 PM
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Thank you.  I am still surprised that he did such a good job. I mentioned it to one of our sons and his comment was that "Dad is always detail oriented."  The cookies that he made look so nice. :)

Quoting Maddie24:

 Wow - good for him!  I am glad you all had a good time and the cookies sound great!  Yum!


JenniferW67
by Bronze Member on Dec. 17, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Nice! I'm kind of glad you didn't post a pic. I would be so jealous. I love those date cookies, my grandma had a great recipe for those. I never think to make them. Are they really time consuming?

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by on Dec. 18, 2013 at 12:12 AM

YaY!
Nice going DH ..
How did they taste?

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