Judi’s Cooking Blog

Hi friends. Fun to finally be getting the website up and running. Still figuring out how to maneuver in here but getting faster. Hope to here from all of you soon.

I have been trying out some new recipes today for an appetizer class. Started out with won ton wrappers and leftover chicken. Decided to make chicken salad with mayo, minced celery, oyster sauce, honey, walnuts, Swiss cheese and of course chicken. Mixed well and put in the wrappers. Pan fried until crispy. Really good. Thinking of doing a whole class on using won ton wrappers.

Hope you are all doing well.

Cookie Dreams

Wow what a week of baking. I have made 10 different types of cookies . Smells great over here. Made Cream Wafers yesterday. They are one of my favorites. Different in that the dough has no sugar in it just cream, butter and flour.  They are a little more work but well worth the effort.  If you are interested here is the recipe. I like to make a double or triple batch right away as that are sandwich cookies and don’t make that many.

Cream Wafers

1 c. butter or margarine

1/3 c. heavy whipping cream

2 c. flour

extra fine or granulated sugar

Frosting:

¼ c. butter or margarine, softened

¾ c. powdered sugar

1 T. milk

1 t. vanilla

food coloring, if desired

Mix butter or margarine, cream and flour well. Wrap and chill at least an hour. Roll chilled dough 1/8 inch thick on lightly floured board.  Cut out into 1½ inch rounds or even little hearts or stars. Transfer cookies to a sheet of wax paper heavily coated with extra fine or granulated sugar and coat both sides. Place on an ungreased baking sheet and  prick each cookie 4 times with a fork. Bake at 375-degrees 7-9 minutes until lightly browned and puffy. Cool on rack. Mix frosting ingredients. Put 2 cookies together with frosting to make “sandwiches”.

If you are in driving distance and show up here in the next week I will gladly give you a box of cookies to take along with you. I’ll be at the store in Chardon all day on Monday ( Kelly’s Korner, 115 Main Street) It’s on the square. Come in and say “hi”.

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