Friday, December 16, 2011
Christmas Cookies: Anglican Style
This one's making the rounds in "church circles" ... I got it first from Elizabeth Kaeton -- adapted from this post on Commonweal -- and then quickly from a legion of fowarders. ENJOY!
Cream these ingredients, that by their commingling, you may begin to make the dough:
1 chalice of butter, 2/3 chalice of sugar.
In a similar way, when the butter is consubstantial with the sugar, beat in One egg
Gather these dry ingredients to yourself and combine them, so that you may add them to the dough which you have already begun to make:
2 1/2 chalices sifted all purpose flour, 1/2 tsp. Salt, 1 tsp. Vanilla
Mix the precious dough with your venerable hands.
Into the refrigerator, graciously place the dough so that it may be chilled for the duration of 3 or 4 hours, before the rolling and cutting of the cookies.
When, in the fullness of time, you are ready to bake these spotless cookies, these delicious cookies, these Christmas cookies, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Roll out the dough and take up a cookie cutter or stencil of your choosing, and fashion the cookies into pleasing form.
Sprinkle colorful adornments over the cookies like dewfall.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the cookies have just begun to manifest the brownness that is vouchsafed to them by the oven’s heat.
May these cookies be found acceptable in your sight, and be borne to a place of refreshment at your table, there to be served with milk or hot chocolate, or with your spirits.