Wednesday, December 6, 2006

The Holiday Cookie Mix Collection

Again from the Betty Crocker Christmas collection, the basic holiday cookie mix is a multi-purpose mix that can be used in a number of different recipes.


8 cups flour
4 cups brown sugar
1 tablespoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 cups shortening


Mix flour, brown sugar, salt, and baking soda. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Place in large plastic containers or bags and seal. Refrigerate until needed, up to 10 weeks. Makes 15 to 16 cups of cookie mixture.

And now a recipe that uses the Holiday Cookie Mix...

Toffee Bars


4 cups Holiday Cookie Mix
1/2 cup margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
4 ounces chocolate candy, chopped (I use Skor bits)
1/2 cup chopped nuts


Mix cookie mix, margarine, vanilla, and egg. Press into bottom of a greased 9 by 13-inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Layer will be light brown and soft. Remove from oven and immediately spread candy pieces over baked layer. Let stand until soft; spread over bottom layer. Sprinkle with nuts. Cut while still warm.

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