Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Each week, this column offers recipes from Valley cookbooks. If your organization would like to have its cookbook showcased, please contact our features editor Barb Shaffer at 330-747-1471, ext. 1282, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AKRON CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL “HUGS AND KISSES, HOPES AND WISHES” Cookie Cookbook
Apricot Delight Cookies
by Gayle Kelly
Category— Drop cookie; Bake time— 12-15 minutes; Preheat oven— 375 degrees; Recipe yields— 4 to 5 dozen
11/2cups granulated sugar
3cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2teaspoons baking powder
1/2cup finely snipped dried apricots
1/3cup sour milk (add 1 tablespoon lemon juice to 1/3 cup milk and let set while making cookies)
1/2teaspoon vanilla extract
Mix sugar, margarine and eggs until creamy. Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl. Add apricots, dry ingredients, sour milk and vanilla to creamed mixture. Drop by teaspoon on ungreased cookie sheet. Make the middle of the cookies hollow with spoon, and then drop scant teaspoon of apricot jam on top. Bake on middle rack at 375 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes.
Chocolate, PEanut Butter, Oatmeal Cookie
by Jean Poulos
Category— no bake cookie; Prep time— 30 minutes; Recipe yields— 6 to 8 dozen
2sticks of margarine (1 cup)
4cups granulated sugar
8heaping tablespoons of cocoa
2cups peanut butter
6cups quick oats
Melt margarine, add sugar, milk and cocoa. Bring to a boil, boil for 45 seconds. Remove from heat. Add peanut butter until melted. Add oats, mix well and drop by heaping tablespoon onto wax paper or foil. Let cool completely. Store in a plastic container. You may freeze these cookies.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Proceeds from this cookie cookbook support the programs and services that help the children served by Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley.
HOW TO ORDER
Each book costs $20 and may be purchased by calling Akron Children’s Development Office at 330-746-9122 or emailing email@example.com.