I am a British born, living in Canada. Moved to the countryside in 2009 to a 1909 stone farmhouse. In 2014 we are going to embark on a new adventure with our home ownership.

Life is never ever dull around here and I always have a tale to tell!!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

I am going to a Christmas cookie exchange party today.  Must say I am really looking forward to it, as it's dd best friend who is hosting it, so it will be no regular cookie exchange party.  I will take my camera.  We have to bring around 3 dozen cookies and I chose to make Ginger cookies, the recipe is here.

Then being the over achiever that I am (!!!!) when I was reading the Toronto Star newspaper on Saturday I stumbled upon the following recipe for "100 Good Cookies," which look like this:
The recipe says you can make 100 small cookies, I made at least 60 medium sized cookies.  The recipe is a keeper in my book and it is super simple to make:

100 Good Cookies

Ingredients:

1 cup salted butter, at room temperature
1 cup each: granulated sugar, light brown sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1 large egg
1 cup each: Rice Krispies, quick oats, unsweetened desiccated coconut
3 to 3 1/2 cups all purpose/plain flour
1 tsp each: salt, baking soda, cream of tartar

In a large mixing bowl using an electric mixer, beat butter and two sugars until fluffy, around 2 minutes. Beat in the oil and egg. Beat in cereal, oats and coconut.
In medium mixing bowl sift 3 cups flour, salt, baking soda and cream of tartar. In 2 or 3 additions beat into cookies batter. If batter seems to moist beat in the remaining 1/2 cup flour.
Drop by teaspoonful in to parchment lined cookie sheets, about 1 inch apart.
Bake in preheated 350oF oven until slightly golden brown around 11 minutes.
Makes at least 100 small cookies.

I have posted another book review here, if you're interested also.
Today's Christmas Video is a classic:


Finally Connie asked me for a photo of my Wedgwood Christmas Ornaments I took this photo before I decorated the rest of the tree:

I have blown the photo up as much as I can.

13 super stars left a comment:

Gill, thank you so much for a great post - the ginger cookies look yum! Loved the youtube clip - absolutely a favourite and I adore your Wedgewood Xmas ornies.

Yum, those cookies look tantalizing!

Yummy Gill. I do LOVE me some Ginger Cookies. I will share your photos & the recipes to the Recipe Exchange. Thanks.

Now those cookies sound good I think they would be delicious.
I love the video I think it is starting to feel a little more like Christmas. Your bulbs are beautiful. B

Chris loves that version of the song.
Jane x

I am going to try the cookie recipe for sure and I love your tree. I have a collection of Lenox ornaments that my cousin has given me over the years but I don't put them on the tree -- too many little hands and running feet.

Cookies look yummy...I have no hope of dieting this month lol

Thank you so much for the pics of the Wedgwoods. Such beautiful ornaments.

Scumptious cookies. Could you UPS some to me? LOL!

These look delicious! Yum yum

Cookies--oh yum. Your Wedgwood ornaments are beautiful.

Hi Gill,
Every day I enjoy your sharing Christmas video. Thank you! And your Christmas tree looks gorgeous.

Lovely tree! I love Wedgwood...

I will try to remember this recipe for when my daughter gets home. It sounds like one we might make.

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