Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Cookies and Ice Cream

As I was picking the chicken off the bones yesterday for some Chicken Noodle Soup, I happened to glance at my family cookbook that was sitting open on my cookbook holder. Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies. Yum, those sound good. Lucky for me, I had all the ingredients (I knew I bought those chocolate chips for a reason on Saturday)! I used my Pampered Chef Small Scoop (I thought my Large one might be too big), and I was able to get 6 dozen cookies out of just the one batch. Here's the recipe:



Cream together:
1 Cup shortening
1 Cup sugar
1 Cup brown sugar

Add:
2 eggs
2 Tbsp water
1 teaspoon vanilla

Sift and add:
2 Cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda

Add:
2 Cups quick oats
2 Cups chocolate chips

Drop by the spoon ful onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

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This morning we woke up to find that it had snowed again. I'm not a big fan of snow this year. Snow = cold weather = high gas bill - Yuck! Then it hits me...it's fresh snow! Taylor and I threw our clothes on as fast as we could, grabbed a couple of gallon bags and some cups for scooping. We're going to make Snow Ice Cream (well, I am here in just a few minutes so it's done when he gets home from school). Landon was looking at us the whole time like we're crazy - he's so much like his dad! Anyway...here's how you make snow ice cream:

2 eggs
1 Cup sugar
1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk
pinch of salt
2 Tablespoons vanilla
2 Quarts fresh snow (just make sure you keep your scoop high enough that it doesn't hit the ground below the snow!)

Beat eggs, sugar, and salt. Add evaporated milk and vanilla, then beat again. Add snow then put in ice cream maker or freezer tray and freeze

1 comment:

  1. The cookies look yummy! I have that pampered chef scoop. Works like a charm!

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