Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas Goodies

We've spent several hours the last two days making goodies for teachers/bus drivers.

Jessica got up at 5 a.m. yesterday (after getting in from work at 11:30 the night before) and made muffins for Ignite club. Then she walked out the door without them and I had to rush them to school. I do not take everything the kids forget to school for them because I want to encourage responsibility, but she'd gotten up so early to make these. She also ran errands and picked up twenty bricks at Lowes for me and often does errands willingly so I don't mind helping her out.

This was a packaged brownie mix that I made in a mini muffin pan. I filled these a little too full but forgot the sprinkles on the second batch.

Jasmine is making peanut butter brownies from scratch.

Peanut Butter Brownies
1 c flour 1/2 c solid Crisco
1/2 tsp baking powder 3 eggs
1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 c sugar 6 oz chocolate chips
1/2 c peanut butter

Mix flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. Cream sugar,
peanut butter, shortening, eggs and vanilla. Gradually beat
in flour mixture. Mix until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips.
Spread in well greased 9x13” pan. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.
Cut into bars while warm.
We also baked these in the mini muffin pan for 20 min rather than in a 9x13 pan.

One full pack of oreos and one package of cream cheese bites the dust.
(Adam wasn't the one who left the beater in the bowl which knocked it over but he volunteered to clean it up. This picture is after the majority was cleaned up. It wasn't pretty.)

Goody bowl ready to go.

Jessica was suppose to cook something for cultural day. She was looking through a bunch of complicated recipes. I told her to make peanut butter fudge and say it was All-American. She liked that idea.
The texture came out weird but they tasted great. Don't have picture of them finished.

Oreo balls (which we nick named snowman poop for the obvious reason). We are not doing something right because they should be nice smooth balls. We used the mint oreos.


One Crowded House said...

love the goody bowls...
and the brownies in the muffin tins is a cute idea

Christy said...

My kids think the snowman poop is funny! We havent baked cookies or anything in a long time. Watching your blog is making me think that we need to start

Karen said...

Great fun having the kids learn to do this! And a great tradition for them to pass on.

Lou said...

Looks yummy