Cookie Mailing Month continues! I was pulling these out of the oven when the hubby came home from work the other day. One whiff of the air and he exclaimed, “Ranger cookies! My favorite!”
“These are your favorite?” I gasped. “Why didn’t you ever tell me? I’d make them all the time!”
He shrugged, sadly. “I thought you knew.”
LESSONS IN MARITAL COMMUNICATION, PEOPLE!
And Hubby’s not the only one who likes these cookies:
I’ve tried to find the exact recipe on-line, but I can’t. Here’s the one I use:
1 Cup butter
1 Cup brown sugar
1 Cup white sugar
Cream above ingredients together
2.5 eggs, added one at a time (I know, I know. Two and a half??? The original recipe is double this amount, but it makes about 6 dozen cookies, so…)
1 tsp vanilla
2 Cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
Then, add the goodies:
2 cups quick oats (go easy on this…the dough can get too hearty, and the cookies won’t spread when you bake them)
1 12-oz package chocolate chips (I like milk chocolate)
6 oz coconut
1 Cup chopped nuts (I like walnuts)
1 Cup raisins
Drop by spoonfuls on lightly sprayed cookie sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for about 12 minutes.
This has been a busy week! As part of Cookie Mailing Month, I’ve tried out several cookie recipes (my husband is extremely excited about this, as he gets to eat the leftovers). The recipe for the cookies above can be found here: http://www.cooks.com/rec/doc/
I used butter instead of shortening, and you really only need one tsp of cinnamon, not two, and if you’re going to dye the cookies, like I did, I wouldn’t use cinnamon at all, just sugar. Oh, and do you see any purple or green cookies in the picture? No? That’s because I tried those colors, and it was a disaster. If you plan on trying green and purple, I’d research your food coloring amounts, and really mix the dye in well. Just sayin’….
And tune in soon — I’ve got another post coming about how I chose to ship the cookies. We’ll see which method works best.
In the meantime, be sure to enter my giveaway! For details on entering the contest, see my post on Cookie Mailing Month!
One of my favorite flavors of Autumn is caramel. YUM. I love caramel apples, and so does my brother on a mission, but you can’t exactly ship that to South America. A cute alternative? Send caramel apple pops! Lightweight and inexpensive, these sturdy hard candies will be able to make the trip. I can get them at my local grocery store, but I’ve heard of others having trouble finding them. Is anyone else in the same boat?
Okay, so I know I’m a teensy bit obsessed with treat bags, but before you get mad at me, just LOOK at these cuties from Jana’s Eubank’s Blog “From My Feathered Nest”:
Seriously, how fun & festive would it be to get this in the mail? Jana gives brief instructions on her blog, but even if you don’t have the same tools that she uses, you can still create something similar, using the photo as inspiration. Hit up Michael’s, and then fill your bag with a spoonful of your missionary’s favorite non-meltable treats, like jelly bellies, skittles, or sour patch kids.
Oh my word, love me some Bath&Body Works! So many festive scents to choose from this season. When I heard they had come out with a candy-corn-scented product, I worried about whether I could be trusted not to eat it. Try your luck with this little product. It comes in a 1-oz container. Perfect for your missionary to tuck inside his or her bag on the go, and very handy, in my opinion. But remember: when shipping, be sure to choose packaging that won’t compress, and be sure to put the little bottle inside a zip-lock bag, just in case it opens during transit. That would be one deliciously-scented mess. And while you’re on the B&BW site, check out their other cute Halloween products.
Halloween snack mix is a great idea for festive care packages, especially since the lightweight popcorn keeps costs down when shipping overseas. Blogger Read It and Eat It has a very simple and delicious recipe here.
Make this treat even more fun by tucking it inside a crafty favor bag like the one below, featured on Gordon Gossip: