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Megans Cookin: Award Winning Cookie Recipe and A Yard Sale

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Award Winning Cookie Recipe and A Yard Sale

Last weekend, some of the ladies in my small group bible study hosted a yard sale/bake sale.. It was a fundraiser for a little boy, who we have been praying for. He's 21 months old and he has cancer. The church has helped out some and a few people have given donations to help pay the bills. The girls thought they could at least raise a couple hundred dollars more. I helped financially, prayerfully, and with baked goods.

The response was overwhelming. The donations of time, money and items to sale came pouring in. The traffic on the day of the sale brought neighbors out of their homes to see what was going on down the street. It was a huge success!

This yard sale was not only a blessing to the family of that sick baby, it was a blessing to every woman in my bible study. We saw a power that was bigger then any of us. That yard sale with it's little goal of a few hundred dollars yielded several thousand dollars. It was a true blessing!

One of the cookies I brought was the cinna-spin cookie. This is a great cookie to have the kids help out with. It taste similar to a snickerdoodle. And it all starts with a sugar cookie mix. Sometimes life gets hectic and I have to take the easy road. Sometimes I don't feel like starting from scratch. Sometimes I need a jump start. This cookie is what I needed at that time.

This was the $5,000.00 winning recipe from Lynette Spence of St. Paul, MN. The competition was called "Bake Life Sweeter" She used a pouch of Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix to create the cinnamon roll-like cookie.

1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1. Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, mix cookie mix and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Stir in butter and egg until soft dough forms.
2. On piece of waxed paper, shape 1 tablespoon cinnamon into a line about 5 inches long. Using floured fingers, shape 1 tablespoon of dough into a rope 5 inches long. Press one side of dough rope into cinnamon.
3. On ungreased cookie sheet, coil dough rope tightly, cinnamon side facing center, into cinnamon-roll shape. Press end of rope into roll to seal. Repeat with remaining dough. Place cookies 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.
4. Bake 7 to 10 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
5. In small bowl, mix glaze ingredients until smooth. Drizzle over cookies.

High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Decrease butter to 1/3 cup.


More simple cookie recipes:

Muskoka Cookies
Chocolate Macaroon Bars
Chocolate and Raspberry Dream Bars
Super Simple Saltine Toffee




Blogger Gretchen Noelle said...

Exciting news and yummy sounding cookies!

May 15, 2008 at 5:04 AM  
Blogger glamah16 said...

Now thats a cookie. Sounds like a succesful event.

May 15, 2008 at 6:16 AM  
Blogger April said...

The cookie sounds very yummy! What a great cause! I am glad that the sale turned out great!

May 15, 2008 at 7:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad your event had such a wonderful result, and, this cookie idea sounds fantastic.

I'm thinking one could also roll out all the dough into a thin rectangle, scatter the cinnamon sugar mixture on top, and use a pizza cutter to cut long, thin strips, and coil those strips. Even faster! I think I'll give this a whirl. Thank you for the idea.

May 15, 2008 at 9:42 AM  
Blogger My Sweet & Saucy said...

I'm normally not one for mixes, but this looks too good to turn down!

May 15, 2008 at 10:01 AM  
Blogger Sharon said...

Wow! Those are so cute :)

May 15, 2008 at 10:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey - I have the same mugs! Too bad I don't also have those cookies on my counter. ; )

May 15, 2008 at 4:31 PM  
Blogger test it comm said...

Nice cookies! They look like cinnamon buns.

May 15, 2008 at 5:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love it that your small group Bible study went beyond prayers into action! Sounds like an awesome group of women. And those cookies look great! I know my kids would love them (okay, me too!).

May 15, 2008 at 6:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my! That looks like a flat cinnamon bun turned amazing cookie! Niccely done. I could never come up with something like this. I'm so impressed.

May 16, 2008 at 11:14 AM  
Blogger Carla said...

How did you get your cookies to turn out so well? Mine were more of a disaster because the dough was too soft and sticky.

May 19, 2008 at 9:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anyone ever tried this recipe with carob instead of chocolate? There is a company I know of called Holy Food Imports ( which makes an excellent carob spread which is almost as good as chocolate.

May 21, 2008 at 1:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This recipe is good, but you have to follow the dough recipe for the "rolled" sugar cookies found on the package - it calls for reducing the butter and adding a bit of flour. It'll give you a dough that isn't mush to work with.

March 23, 2009 at 5:03 PM  

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