Its review time again….yep Gooseberry Patch cookbook review time.
Glancing and drooling through this book I wanted to bake something right away. A recipe that I would have the ingredients for without going to the store *mostly because I couldn’t wait!* So first up on this baker’s list are Nut Gems. They are so simple, with ingredients that one would more than likely have hanging around in the pantry and what baker does not keep a supply of butter handy? * Paula would be so proud*
1 cup of butter, softened
¼ cup sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
2 teaspoons water
Garnish: powdered sugar
Here’s a helpful hint from one of the many pages of this cookbook~Have you ever baked a batch of cookies too long? No… not me! Haha. Well here’s a simple solution opposed to breaking a tooth and throwing them out the back door: If they’re a little too hard, but not burnt, slip a slice of fresh bread into the cookie jar overnight. Cookies will soften like magic! If they are burnt...throw them out the back door! Thanks Gooseberry!
You'll have to get the book for this recipe!!
Next up are Amish Buttermilk Cookies. Most of you know that the Amish are also known as Plain People, noted for their plain dress and simple life style. Well these cookies are the same… A simple yet mildly sweet fluffy soft cookie, with a cake like texture.
Now that I have got cookies galore, I’m gonna wrap some of these fine eatables up and ship them to New Orleans! My daughter and her husband will love them and I’ll be glad to share them *so me and hubby don’t eat them all*.
And now for the excitement….drum roll please…pay attention now…you get a chance to win this cookbook, right here, right now!! Yep...I'm giving away a brand new copy of Best Ever Cookies.
Boring but IMPORTANT DETAILS TO ENTER THE DRAWING ~ If you are an anonymous commenter or DO NOT have a blog of your own…please leave your name and e~mail address along with your comment and also tell me what your favorite homemade cookie is. Your e-mail address is for the sole purpose of getting in touch with you when you win!! Please note that this give-away is limited to US and Canadian addresses only, due to postage costs...so sorry :) That’s it...simple as can be! I will select one name as the lucky winner on Wednesday March 9, 2011.
If you are not the winner...don't fret! You can pre-order your cookbook here before they hit the shelves. Once you are on the Gooseberry Patch page, just click on the Amazon button for a savings discount!
SIDE NOTE: To read my review of Gooseberry Patch's "Mom’s Very Best Recipes" cookbook …go here …
i LOVE doing Cookieography!!
i also love Gooseberry Patch graphics…so cute!!