The Villages - December 2008 - (Page 44)

Food holiday cookies Cookies Sweeten Holidays by Marianne Lobaugh Holiday baking is a much-loved holiday tradition in many homes. The smell of cookies baking in the oven brings a smile to everyone’s face. Who can resist feeling festive when using the special green and red sprinkles and holiday-shaped cookie cutters reserved for this special time of year? When thinking about holiday cookies, many think of sugar cookie cutouts. Aside from being a satisfying sweet treat, a single batch of dough can be used to make a wide variety of seasonal shapes and everyone can join in the fun of decorating with icing, sprinkles and anything delicious you can imagine. The Villages High School Culinary Arts students came up with a few twists on the traditional sugar cookie while keeping its delicious flavor and practical traits. The students came up with a citrus-flavored dough, perfect for Southern tastes, and a coconut-flavored dough for an exotic flair. The other twist on tradition was a chocolate thumbprint dough that used a Hershey’s kiss on top. The chefs also recommended jellies, a soft caramel, crushed candy canes or any other favorite treat as a centerpiece. DECEMBER 2008

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Villages - December 2008

The Villages - December 2008
Looking Back on 2008
Havana Bursts on Scene
Sports and Recreation
Bears for Children
Brain Exercises
Go & Do: Shopping & Dining Guide
Retail Briefs
Entertainment Briefs
Major Events

The Villages - December 2008