600 church members and friends joined us for our hamburger cookout last night at Calvary Lutheran Church. I hope you enjoyed the burgers, beans and tots, watermelon, and all those homemade cookies. Here’s a new recipe we tried this week:
Brown Sugar Cookies
Makes 10 dozen
2 cups Crisco
2 cups (1#) butter
5 cups firmly packed brown sugar, light or dark
4 large eggs
4 tsp vanilla
8 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 325* convection.
Beat together shortening, butter, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla until light and fluffy.
Whisk together flour, soda and salt. Combine well with ingredients in mixer.
Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Press lightly into decorative sugar or sprinkles. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper.
Bake 12 minutes or until golden brown.
Thanks to your donations last year, we started the new year with enough money to buy 20 dozen new plates, a new plate cart, 16 dozen new drink cups, 4 sets of salad dressing dispensers, a propane grill, 6 new soup kettles, 12 full size baking sheets, 12 steam table pans, and 2 high tech vegetable choppers (what a time saver!). These new additions will make life in the kitchen easier and our hungry folks on Wednesday nights fed more efficiently. Thanks for your financial support of this ministry.
It’s great to be back in the kitchen, and it’s wonderful to have lots of volunteers.
Next week’s menu will be posted soon. See you in church!