Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A Special Holiday Moment...

A Special Holiday Moment...
Are you ready for some Holiday cooking? There's no better way to celebrate the holidays than cooking at home. Filling your home and kitchen with the sweet and enticing aromas of cinnamon, coconut, vanilla and baked cookies. What is even more fun being able to control the amount you put of sugar, salt, and other ingredients into your food and desserts. NOW, that is a great way to spend your holidays! Check out my holiday cookie recipe and start filling your home with delightful aromas.

Holiday Cookies with Fruit (kids cooking) Since the children will be home from school for the holidays, rather than trying to find a way to keep them occupied so you can cook, make them your assistants. You can ask each child to name the cookies after themselves. Encourage them to make a few changes to the standard recipe to personalize it as "theirs."


Recipe Holiday Cookies with Fruit



Holiday Cookies with Fruit

 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 stick of salted/unsalted butter
  • 1 cup of regular sugar of your choice (click here to select a healthy/safe sugar)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (clear one)
  • 1 organic egg
  • 3 cups of flour
  • Fruit/jelly of your choice: cranberry, strawberry, blueberry, mango, peach etc.

Procedure:

In a mixer, by hand or blender add butter, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla extract, egg blend well.  Now add flour mixer little by little.  Once done make medium balls and place them on the oven tray.  With your thumb, press down making a small hole in the middle of the cookie dough or make slightly small holes with a straw and add the fruit/jelly. Place in the oven 350 degrees F until done.


Photos from the Holiday event with Coqui the Chef in Spanish Harlem. Special thanks to Fonseca Fotography and our 16 year old Photography intern Kassy for these wonderful photos that captured the moment.
Click here to see all the photos: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150462022136037.378027.21844716036&type=3&l=e4640a89ed




















Sadly Coqui the Project...Eat and Drink Healthy! is coming to an end only 8 days left and far away from reaching the fundraising goal. Plans for the cooking show and other community events will be put on hold for a while maybe a year or so until funding or sponsors are available again. 'Til then we hope you liked the video and all we accomplished in 2011.
If you haven't seen the video yet check it out today! Watch the video and bloopers here: http://kck.st/t2SMw1