Sunday, December 13, 2009

Cause Cookies (Recipe)

There are special ribbons for breast cancer, domestic violence, Autism, child abuse, Fibromyalgia, AIDS and a host of other causes. Being involved with Bikers Against Child Abuse, the cause of child abuse is near and dear to my heart.

While thumbing through cookie recipe books, I found an interesting one in an old, 1950s Pillsbury cookbook. Little did I know this would be a rediscovery.

As a child, my grandmother make a doughnut shaped cookie that was simple and delicious. Somewhere along the way, that recipe was lost... Until today.

This cookie recipe is slightly modified from the cookbook to make it easier to roll into the shape I wanted. Here it is for all to enjoy.
  • 1 Cup butter or margarine
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon real vanilla
  • 1 Teaspoon real almond extract
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 3 1/2 Cups unbleached flour
  • 1 Egg white
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  1. Cream butter and sugar until creamy.
  2. Add salt, vanilla, egg and almond extract.
  3. Mix until well combined.
  4. Add 1/2 of the flour.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Add the remaining flour.
  7. Mix well.
  8. Heat oven to 350F.
  9. Cover and chill dough for 15 minutes or so.
  10. Beat egg white and water very well.
  11. Take a small piece of dough and roll it into a rope about the length of the width of your hand.
  12. Fold rope into a ribbon shape and place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  13. Gently brush a small amount of the water/egg white mixture onto each cookie.
  14. Sprinkle with colored sugar. Choose the color that matches your cause.
  15. Bake about 5 - 8 minutes or until the ends start turning brown.
  16. Cool on cookie rack.
  17. Do not handle until well cooled as the ends may crumble off.
There it is. Each batch of Cause Cookies makes about 100.

These are made blue for child abuse. Please celebrate and promote your cause with these simple cookies. And, please let them know where you got the recipe.

Ride safe, remember to use oven mitts and enjoy the holidays.

1 comment:

WooleyBugger said...

Hmmm, sounds kinda tasty.