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TOUGH cookies to ship Overseas
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paynts    Posted 07-24-2004 at 09:00:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Have not been around for mos but when my son in Law shipped out last week for Kuwait-I figured this would be the place to come to get recipes.
I need cookie recipes with no chocolate chips or such-they have to be firm ones to hold up to the trip
I know my Grandma Bessie had lots of old fashioned cookie bar recipes but all my cookbooks are in storage.
Can you ladies help me?

Russel    Posted 07-25-2004 at 01:16:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Pack the chocolate chip cookies in popcorn. If the chocolate melts, it just gets on the popcorn so I isn't wasted.

And, the popcorn is still eatable when it gets there.

James(Ga)    Posted 07-24-2004 at 17:45:18       [Reply]  [No Email]

Paynts, We had a ladybaker come onboard about a week ago.she said she loved baking.Maybe she will see this and reply but i havent seen her post or reply in a few day now.I was a cook in the Navy but never did learn to bake.Good luck James(Ga)

kraigWY    Posted 07-24-2004 at 11:39:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
When my wife was in Kuwait I would send her cookies three times a week amoung other stuff. The best method of shipping I found was Plactic containers with lids. I would get them cheep at wally world, and after normal rapping I would rap the cookies in lots of paper towels. We had very few cookies that crumbled. I would just use the cookie mixes from the store cause I can't cook. We didn't have any problems with the cholc chips melting, they would be assobed in the cookies. My wife was quite hit over there. She knew when she got her cookies because everyone was waiting at her desk when she got to work. NOTE dont put bath oil in 30 cup coffee pots for shipping, it takes a while to get the bath oil taste out of the coffee.

Les...Hey Kraig    Posted 07-24-2004 at 11:48:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
I dunno if you saw my post t'other day regarding the new guy that is my boss's boss's boss where I work. He comes from out your way. Used to work for the Powder River Cooperative. That who you get your power from?

kraigWY    Posted 07-24-2004 at 12:03:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yeah Les, my elect. company is power river. Why did he leave here and go to New Hamp.?

Les    Posted 07-24-2004 at 13:38:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Don't really know why. Just met him for the first time t'other day. He's been here, there and everywhere. Who knows how long he'll stay here. He says his wife is a "retired" music teacher. His name is Tom Newbauer.

JB    Posted 07-24-2004 at 09:19:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am not a cookie baker, but I looked on Google and this sounds larrupin'!

Apricot Squares
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup white sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
2/3 cup dried apricots
1 cup water
2 eggs
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 cup chopped walnuts
3/4 cup flaked coconut (optional)
1/3 cup confectioners' sugar for decoration

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). In a medium bowl, mix together butter, sugar, and 1 cup flour. Press into the bottom of an ungreased 9x13 inch pan.
2 Bake for 25 minutes in preheated oven. In small saucepan, bring apricots and water to a boil, and cook for 10 minutes. Drain, chop, and set aside to cool.
3 In a medium bowl, beat eggs and brown sugar. Stir in 1/3 cup flour, baking powder, salt, vanilla, and lemon juice. Fold in nuts and chopped apricots. Stir in coconut, if desired. Pour over the prepared crust.
4 Bake for an additional 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until firm. Cool, and dust with confectioners' sugar before cutting into squares.

Makes 24 servings

paynts    Posted 07-25-2004 at 06:47:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks-that one will definately be going..what did you put down for the google search please?

JB    Posted 07-26-2004 at 01:14:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
I put a message on the first page, figuring this would soon be off. You can read the reply there.

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