How To Make Easy Holiday Cookies For National Cookie Day!

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Learning how to make easy Holiday cookies add an appetizing spark to winter celebrations! There may be no better time to stir up a batch of warm, homemade Holiday cookies than on December 4, National Cookie Day. It’s a good way to impress colleagues, neighbors, family, and friends. When it comes to baking, the small treats are hard to beat, as they save time and can be made with minimal ingredients.

How To Make Easy Holiday Cookies For National Cookie Day!

How To Make Easy Holiday CookiesBut, where did National Cookie Day come from? According to National Day Calendar, National Cookie Day was started in 1987 by the Blue Chip Cookie Company. The Dutch get credit for inventing cookies. Years ago, Dutch bakers made small cakes to test different cake mixtures, and out came the cookie.

The best holiday cookies generally fall into one of several categories. If you’re a cookie lover, you’ve probably eaten several flavors and types from each category. Bar cookies, molded cookies, easy holiday cookies that require no baking, pressed cookies, sandwich cookies, and rolled holiday cookies are some of the best holiday cookies.

Want more? There’s easy holiday cookies that you keep in the refrigerator, drop cookies, and of course, there are cookies that are filled with creams, fruit, peanut butter, and chocolates.

This is a great time of year to show off your culinary arts talents. Holiday cookie recipes that are quick and easy won’t take away from your holiday shopping and fun gatherings. Even if you’re not a Dorsey Culinary Academy student or a baking pro yet, you can master these recipes.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

You Will Need:

  • 2 cups of chocolate chips
  • 1 stick of margarine
  • 1 ½ cups of brown sugar
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 3 teaspoons of water
  • ½ teaspoon of table salt

Instructions:

  1. While you’re gathering the ingredients, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Blend the baking soda and flour in a bowl.
  3. Stir in the eggs, and mix in the other ingredients except for the chocolate chips and flour.
  4. After the mixture is blended, stir in the flour.
  5. Use a spoon to fold the chocolate chips into the moist mixture.
  6. Spoon the batter for the holiday cookies onto a cookie sheet.
  7. Cook in the oven for about 10 minutes, or until the cookies are a light or golden brown.
  8. Reduce or increase the size of the ingredients to make fewer or more chocolate chip holiday cookies.

Oatmeal Raisin Holiday Cookies

You Will Need:

  • 1 cup of raisins
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 2 ½ cups of oats
  • 1 stick of margarine
  • 1 ½ cups of brown sugar
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 3 teaspoons of water
  • 2 cups of chocolate chips
  • ½ teaspoon of table salt

Instructions:

  1. Follow the mixing instructions for the chocolate chip cookies.
  2. Bake the oatmeal raisin cookies for 8 – 10 minutes.

 

The Culinary Arts Program at Dorsey Schools

The Culinary Arts program at Dorsey Schools is designed to assist students in taking their love for food and transforming it into an exciting new career.  Training in the Culinary Arts program at Dorsey takes place in the classroom, in the commercial kitchens (with industry-current equipment) on campus, as well as during the externship (which takes place the final module of training).  The Dorsey Schools Culinary Arts program strives to expose students to various facets of the culinary industry including Butchering, Baking & Pastry, Nutrition and Healthy Cooking, International Cuisine, Catering, and more!  The Culinary Arts program is offered at the Roseville, MI and Waterford-Pontiac, MI campuses of Dorsey Schools.  It’s also worth noting that the Culinary Arts program at Dorsey Schools is programmatically accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation’s (ACFEF) Accrediting Commission.

If you’re interested in pursuing a career in the Culinary Arts, consider the program at Dorsey Schools.  You can call us at 888-422-1188 or click here to contact us online!

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Resources:

http://www.food.com/food-holidays/cookie-day-1204

http://nationaldaycalendar.com/2013/12/04/december-4-2013-national-cookie-day-national-dice-day/

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