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Thursday, May 23, 2024

Cracker Jack Cookies Recipe

 

A great batch of cookies!

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Cracker Jack Cookies Recipe - (Cookies)

Ingredients:

1 cup brown sugar (firmly packed)
1 cup sugar
1 cup butter (or margarine)
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup coconut
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups quick oats
2 cups Rice Krispies

Directions:

Mix all the ingredients with an electric mixer in order except the Rice Krispies. Fold in the Rice Krispies with your hand. Drop rounded teaspoons of mixture about 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet. It may take more than one baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Kids really like these cookies.

My Thoughts On Cracker Jack Cookies:

Cracker Jacks are a big part of my childhood memories. My mother would bring me Cracker Jacks as a kid. I was always excited to get them. I was especially excited about finding the small prize in the box. Sometimes it was a lick-and-stick tattoo and other times it was a small magnifying glass. These cookies do not necessarily taste like Cracker Jacks but they will be well-liked by children. It is difficult for a child to not like any cookie. If you are a teacher these cookies will be a great treat for the kids in your class.

More Information On Cracker Jack Cookies:

It is uncertain where and when Cracker Jack cookies originated but it is rumored that the cookie dates to the 1930's. The Cracker Jack candy does have an interesting history though. The popcorn candy treat was invented by a German immigrant in 1893. It was not named Cracker Jack at first. You can read more on Cracker Jacks by visiting ThoughtCo and reading the article called Who Invented Cracker Jack, the Classic Popcorn Snack.

Some Questions For You:

Have you baked Cracker Jack cookies before? Have you tried these delicious cookies? If you work around children or have children in your family, these cookies will make you an instant celebrity. Go ahead and put some smiles on a child's face by baking these Cracker Jack Cookies. Did you see my last recipe? If you missed the recipe I will share it here. It is called Apricot Crescents Recipe and you might like it too.

My Thoughts For Today:

Mulberries

We have a mulberry tree in our yard and every year the tree produces nice fruit. We are always in competition with birds and squirrels to collect the berries the tree gives. The tree was planted many years ago before we bought our home. I enjoy the taste of these berries. If they are picked when they are ripe they have a sweet taste. The berries are green at first, then red, and finally dark purple or black when fully ripe. I was thinking to see if I could successfully save the seeds from these berries and try to start a few more trees to plant on the property. One tree produces a lot of berries but several more trees would produce many more to bake with.

I will share more about my progress on this project in the future. Keep your fingers crossed that I can get the seeds to sprout. I appreciate you visiting today and I would like to know your thoughts on the Cracker Jack Cookies recipe.

Keep on cooking!

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Apricot Crescents Recipe

Definitely worth it!

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Apricot Crescents Recipe - (Pies & Pastries)

Ingredients:

1 cup butter ( or margarine)
2 cups all-purpose flour (sifted)
1 egg yolk (beaten)
1/2 cup sour cream
1 jar apricot jam (18 ounces)
1 cup & 2 tablespoons coconut
3/4 cup pecans (finely chopped)
Sugar (to sprinkle)

Directions:

Cut the butter and place it in the flour until the mixture resembles fine crumbs. Combine the egg yolk and sour cream, and blend into the flour mixture. Divide dough into 6  balls, wrap in waxed paper, and chill for several hours or overnight. Remove from the refrigerator, and roll each ball into a 10-inch circle. Spread each with 3 tablespoons jam, 3 tablespoons coconut, and 2 tablespoons nuts. Cut into 12 pie-shaped wedges. Start at the wide end of the wedge, and roll into a crescent. Sprinkle with sugar. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on the rack. These can be frozen and thawed to room temperature to serve. (Makes 6 dozen)

Thoughts On Apricot Crescents:

If you want to impress a friend who is coming over for a visit, these apricot crescents are perfect to bake and serve. They taste great! If you are asked if you bought them you can proudly say you baked them. These crescents will go with any occasion. For added sweetness, you can lightly pour icing over the top of the crescents and then sprinkle with sugar.

More Information On Apricot Crescents:

Crescents are named after their crescent shape. Crescents were born in the early 20th century, and in America came on the industrial factory scene in the late 1970's packaged and frozen. You can learn more about the interesting history of the crescent here.

Questions For You Today:

Have you baked these crescents before? If you did bake crescents in the past, what kind did you bake? If you haven't tried the apricot crescent, go give it a go! Please let me know in the comments below. Did you see my last recipe? If you didn't, it is called Southern Chocolate Gravy Recipe and it will be a great sweet sauce for biscuits, pancakes, or waffles.

My Thoughts For The Day:

A good lunch!

A friend from work brought some food for us today. It was very tasty! She brought corn chips too. She makes large portions of food and sometimes has leftovers. She said she doesn't mind bringing food to us and likes to share. It is a great blessing! She mentioned she makes the cheese in a rue with seasoning in a skillet and then adds the cheese. She used store-bought rotisserie chicken and shredded it in with the cheese.

She has shared food many times with me and it always makes me think about how food connects us as people. On so many different occasions food is present. I think food is hard-wired into our human species and makes any conversation more interesting. How was the food prepared or where the recipe came from might be a part of the interaction. You never know what you may learn while sharing your favorite food.

Keep on cooking!

Monday, May 1, 2023

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies Recipe

 


These cookies are the bomb!

If you are looking to fulfill that chocolate craving then you have to try the homemade recipe I’m sharing in this post.

So my daughter Zoe is such an amazing baker. A few years ago she asked if she could do some baking. As a parent, the first thought at a question like that from your teenage daughter might be, “Ok, but this is going to take a lot of time and supervision.” This was not the case with my daughter.

I showed her a few things about the oven and then she politely showed me from the kitchen. I’d go back every now and then to check up on her but she always seemed to be doing fine at the job.

Baking is a great hobby for kids. I believe as a parent it’s important to cultivate our children’s interests.

When she started baking the oven was a little out of date and didn’t work the greatest. I did a little searching online at the Facebook Marketplace but didn’t find what I was looking for. As the old saying goes, “Seek and you will find” I happen to scroll to a post that was made by a friend who had a used oven for sale. It was a good deal.

Now after a couple of years, Zoe has been enjoying a newfound hobby that really makes it difficult for me to watch my weight. I find myself watching her incredible baking creations instead.

What a great kid!

I myself am not a great baker. I love cooking on top of the cook stove. When I would cook I would show Zoe how I go about it and how I take recipes, add my own twist, and make them my own. I really cook for the flavor, and cook how I would want the food to taste. I think cooking is so much fun and there’s nothing more rewarding than cooking something for someone. When somebody eats my cooking and they say it tastes really good, it gives me a great feeling.

Zoe took what I taught her about cooking on top of the stove and applied it to her baking. She does her research of course but makes it all her own using time-tested baking techniques.

Now after some time, as I mentioned, her baking skills have most certainly impressed friends and family.

I would take baking goods that Zoe created to my work and share them. The compliments are all positive and Zoe loves to hear what my friends say about her baking.

Recently Zoe asked me if I could help her sell her baking. I know we have a local farmers market so I inquired about getting set up. I already have a table and chairs we could use but now I’m searching for a canopy to cover our setup. They can be purchased at Sam’s Discount Club but to help save money I would like to purchase a used one.

I have set a goal to make this happen for Zoe. I think it will be a great experience for her to bake and interact with the public in an enterprising way. It can also teach her a lot about business.

Do you think teaching children about business is a good way to parent?

I am hoping she will do well with this and will do everything in my means to make it happen. Hopefully, she will make enough money to purchase something as a reward for herself. She’s a bookworm so I know she will buy plenty of books to add to her library.

I will be sharing more about my journey with Zoe and her baking business in future posts.

Ok, as promised, here is a great baking recipe for Chocolate Crinkle Cookies!

Please leave a comment, like, and share! I appreciate you for taking the time to read my post.

Until next time!

-Rob :)

 Visit here >>>> Chocolate Crinkle Cookies, recipe by Sally’s Baking Addiction 

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