Monday, November 20, 2006

Getting ready for baking

I'm planning to start my holiday baking right after Thanksgiving. I mostly do cookies, and a favorite is spritz cookies. I want everything ready and waiting for me when the mood strikes to get out that cookie gun. So this is what I did: I got out a gallon bag and some smaller bags. In the gallon bag, I measured out my flour, baking soda and salt. In one of the smaller bags, I put my sugar, brown sugar and two unwrapped sticks of unsalted butter. This little bag went right down into the flour bag. I put an egg into a small bag and put it in with the sugar and the dry ingredients. The only thing I left out was the vanilla and almond extracts, which are in my pantry--I checked, LOL! (Being frugal--I bought 2 bottles of vanilla from the Kosher aisle after Passover this year! At 80% savings!) I'm not sure it is okay to put extracts in the fridge. But everything is ready and waiting--and the colored sugar is all nicely contained in a metal 'shoe box' I've had for years. By the way, do you (my few and wonderful readers) know why sugar is a 'wet' ingredient, even though it's dry! Because it turns into a liquid when you heat it, LOL!

5 comments:

His Singer said...

Great idea...

That way you know you have everything you need before you ever think about mixing up the dough!

Julie Julie Bo Boolie said...

WOW aren't you all set to go! You'll be sharing that recipe???? ;)

Hugs

Julie

Judy said...

What I want to know is: can I come make cookies with you???? :-)

Mom2fur said...

Come on over, Judy and Julie! We'll have a cookie-baking party!

Jenn said...

ohhh, ooohhh! can I come too???