Sunday, January 25, 2009

What's Cookin'?

Lately I have trying to be really good about cooking dinner and baking treats instead of buying convience foods and treats. We hardly go out to eat anymore (except for the really bad days) and both boys really enjoy helping make the cookies.

My mom gave the boys an apron for Christmas and so every time I put my apron on they both have to have theirs so they can help me. We made the best looking and best tasting cookies. They were delicious!

I have also been making treats every week for the 11 yr. old scouts (our calling in our ward.) Each week I try to make something different for them so I have made cookies, brownies, peanut butter fingers, and just recently I made donut holes. They were delicious and so easy to make. The boys loved them and so did my boys (including Taun.) Here is the recipe:

Donut Holes

2 1/2 cups of flour

1/2 cup of sugar

1 tablespoon of baking powder

1 teaspoon of salt

1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

2 eggs, beaten

3/4 cup of milk

1/4 cup of oil

1 teaspoon of vanilla

Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla. Drop batter by teaspoonfuls into hot oil (375ºF). Fry 4 or 5 doughnuts at a time, for 2 or 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Roll in powdered sugar or cinnamon and sugar. About 5 dozen.