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December 16, 2013

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Christmas reminders everywhere for Amish Cook

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Joe hasn’t had any luck from where he hunts. Seems to be too many other hunters surrounding him so they head off the deer before they get to the woods Joe hunts.

Today is laundry day again. The temperatures were in the mid-50s when Joe left for work and now it is 33. Looks like we’ll just hang clothes to dry in the basement. After the laundry is done we’ll make some noodles if possible (Editor’s Note: stay tuned for some noodle photos!)

This is the first time I have made “Spellbinder Cookies” to take to church. Other women in our church make them so I thought I would try them.

The recipe didn’t have a time and temperature for baking so I guessed at that. Hope they will work as well for you as they did for me. Blessings to all!

SPELLBINDER COOKIES

4 cups brown sugar

4 cups shortening

4 eggs

4 teaspoon vanilla

4 teaspoon baking soda

6 teaspoons baking powder

4 cups oatmeal

4 cups coconut (optional)

2 cups chopped nuts (optional)

6 cups flour

Add to the first mixture. Refrigerate for 1 hour or leave set overnight.

Then form balls and roll n crushed cornflakes. Press cookie down. Bake at 400 for 10 to 12 minutes.

GLAZE

1 /2 cup margarine

4 cups powdered sugar

4 tablespoons hot water

4 teaspoons vanilla

Cool cookies and then add the warm glaze.

Note: I added 1 cup crushed Corn Flakes to the cookie dough instead of rolling the balls in it.

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