Thursday, December 1, 2011

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Start Your Holidays with C&H's 1001 Cookie Starter

C&H Sugar has a sweet shortcut to holiday baking: our 1001 Cookie Starter recipe. All you need are five ingredients you already have in your kitchen—flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and butter— to build a scrumptious foundation. Add just a few more ingredients and you'll have several cookie jars' worth of cookies for snacking, serving, and giving.
For example, add vanilla, an egg, and cocoa powder to the basic recipe to create a festive favorite: Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies. For seasonal, colorful Cranberry Nut Cookies, add an egg, dried cranberries, orange zest, and chopped nuts. Love the holiday flavor of ginger? Our sugary-spicy Gingery Snaps build on the 1001 Cookie Starter recipe and add ground ginger, cinnamon, an egg, and molasses. A dusting of C&H Pure Cane Granulated Sugar tops them off.
One recipe for the 1001 Cookie Starter yields 10 cups, so you'll get multiple batches out of a single recipe. Follow these three easy steps to create thoughtful and memorable "starter" gifts:
  • Package the 1001 Cookie Starter in an airtight container. It stores well in the refrigerator or freezer but should be used at room temperature. (Be sure to tell the recipient.)
  • Prepare a small jar containing additional dry ingredients of any recipe that calls for the 1001 Cookie Starter.
  • Layer the ingredients for a decorative effect: for Chocolate Chip Cookies, for example, place a layer of C&H Pure Cane Golden Brown Sugar in the bottom of the jar and top it with semisweet chocolate chips, then nuts. Include the recipe on a gift tag.
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