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December 18 is National Bake Cookies Day

Cookie, Anyone

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There are some national days you just don’t want to miss out on and National Bake Cookies Day is definitely on the list. What better way to spend the day than celebrating with the sweet goodness of your favorite cookies on December 18.

Cookies made their debut in the US in the 17th century and have been going strong ever since. The word cookie, in its original Dutch pronunciation “koekje,” means little cake. The koekje came about when Dutch bakers tested oven temperatures with a small portion of cake batter. After a while, they determined the test cakes were delicious on their own and the “cookie” was born.

If you’re thinking about making travel plans during this time, stop by PleasureLand RV for any last minute accessories including cookbooks with some tasty recipes.

To celebrate National Cookie Day, whip up a batch of quick and easy goodies like these.

Snickerdoodles

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Mix together 1 1/2 cups sugar, 1/2 cup shortening, 2 eggs, and 1/2 cup softened margarine or butter.
  • Add 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour, 1 tsp. baking soda, 1/4 tsp. salt and 2 tsps. cream of tartar and stir.
  • Shape the dough into 1 1/4-inch balls.
  • Combine 1/4 cup sugar with 2 tsps. cinnamon.
  • Roll the dough balls in the sweet mixture and place on an ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake cookies for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove to wire rack to cool.

Dutch Almond Boterkoek

A delicious butter cake bar cookie perfect for celebrating koekje day.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease a 9 x 13 baking pan or 9 x 12 jelly roll pan.
  • Blend 1 1/4 cups brown sugar with 1 cup margarine or butter. Add 1 tsp. almond extract.
  • Sift 2 cups all purpose flour and add to the sugar mixture. Blend well.
  • Separate one egg and add the yolk to mixture. Mix well.
  • Place and press the dough into the pan.
  • Lightly beat the egg white and pour over the dough as a glaze.
  • Sprinkle the dough with slivered or flaked almonds.
  • Bake for approximately 20 minutes.
  • Cool then cut into bars.
  • Makes two dozen bars.

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