Have you heard of Operation Baking Gals? We are a group of bakers who bake goodies and send them to soldiers who are serving our country. If you are interested in joining us, click here for more info!
What could be more special than Nutella? Maybe Nutella Biscotti made especially for a soldier?
I joined up with Mare of Meet me in the Kitchen to send to 1st Lieutenant Hopper who is stationed at Fort Wainwright, Alaska and deployed at present to Iraq. He serves in the United States Military because he loves freedom and knows that it comes at a cost on this earth. He upholds and defends the Constitution and “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Some of Carl’s favorite things are: working out, fishing, playing basketball, watching the Andy Griffith Show, and eating sweets. He has 5 lovely children and a beautiful wife. His birthday is coming up in November, so So I am joining in in wishing him a happy one!
To view the recipe for the Nutella Biscotti visit the Baking Bites blog.
The peanut butter cookie recipe comes from “Feeder’s Digest” which is a cookbook that was put together by locals in the Dekalb-Hermon Senior Citizens club back in 1974. I know my grandmother had a hand in how I ended up with one of these books, but I don’t quite remember how. I mean, 1974 I was only 11 years old! I recognize a few of the names in the book, but not many. I mostly recognize the “family name.” This peanut butter cookie recipe was compliments of Juanita Price in Ogdensburg and I will give you the recipe exactly as it was in the book:
1 c. granulated sugar
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. crisco
1 c. peanut butter
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2-1/2 c. flour
Mix together well. Roll in balls. Flatten with fork and bake at 375.
That is it. No time was mention as to how long to bake them so I had to watch. It took about 8-10 minutes. Now, for the really interesting part. I was quite busy yesterday. Not only was I going to make these cookies, but I had the TWD treat in progress AND I had a party to go to. I don’t know how I did this, but when I made these cookies I totally did NOT add the granualted sugar!! How could I have missed this? AND I didn’t realize that I forgot the granualted sugar until this morning writing the post!! They don’t look or taste any worse for the wear, but I thought I should let you know that I messed up! In any case, they taste fine (like I said I didn’t know this this morning and I did try a cookie last evening!) and I’m sure the soldiers will enjoy them1
Tune in tomorrow for another goof up by HoneyB.