Saturday, December 18, 2010

Dessert Trays

What's baking? Lemon squares just dusted with powdered sugar.  Carrot cake rounds with sweet pecan cream and cream cheese frosting.  Mini cheesecakes - plain, strawberry and chocolate.  Walnut cups - plain or drizzled with chocolate.  Chocolate mocha and shortbread cookies.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

One More Shipment from Team Caring & Sharing

Brooke, from East Greenbush, NY, mailed a box containing:
Chewy peanut butter cookies
Chocolate cookies with peanuts and M&Ms
Lemon and strawberry sugar cookies
Some Christmas candy
Kraft Easy Mac
Thank you for being part of Baking GALS Team Caring and Sharing!

Monday, December 13, 2010

3 Boxes Shipped

Thanks to some great friends in the area, I filled three boxes and brought them to the post office today (not the best day to do that-it was quite crowded!). They weighed a total of 27 pounds and were filled with banana and pumpkin breads, brownies, raisin cookies, chocolate chip cookie bars,

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Cooling Rack

First time using new rack for cooling trays of cookies.  Worked great for this batch of mini choc chip shortbread cookies and it folds flat for storage!

A lot of Baking this Weekend!

As I was in the midst of baking, the heating element of my oven caught fire and burned out, but I heard good news from other team mates! 
Anu from Idaho shipped about 5 dozen M&M cookies, 1 card, 12 granola bars, 1 bag chex mix and Alicia from Washington state got 3 boxes in the mail full of cookies, candy, drink mixes, licorice, sunflower seeds, puzzle books, jerky, and a Christmas card. Team Caring and Sharing - you're doing a great job! Thank you.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

More Cookies to Troops!

Andrea from Oregon emailed me to say, "We sent Jonathan sugar cookies, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate cookies, rainbow cookies, blistex, batteries, tictacs, a puzzle book, and some candy.  We are from Oregon, so it was fun having a "local" soldier to ship to!"

Friday, December 10, 2010

Another Baking GALS Box Shipped

Thank you to Brenda from Berrien Springs, MI who shipped a package that included two dozen date cookies, two dozen molasses cookies and one dozen buckeyes...and a Christmas ornament.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

2 More boxes to Troops in Afghanistan from Baking GALS Team Caring & Sharing

Yesterday, Linda , from Hershey, PA, shipped two boxes. Both contained about 8 to 10 dozen homemade cookies- a mix of M&M

Monday, December 6, 2010

Baking GALS - another box to be shipped

Thank you Cara in NJ - it sounds like a great package to receive! 
She baked and packed:
Marshmallow popcorn red and green balls
Triple Chocolate brownies cookies
Sugar cookies sandwiches filled with caramel and walnut
All white chocolate chip cookies
Regular choc chip cookies
Cocoa cookie with peanut butter and chocolate chips
along with a little letter

Saturday, December 4, 2010


What's baking?
Another fall theme cheesecake.  Base recipe is Never-Fail Cheesecake from Epicurious with chocolate sandwich cookie crust and chocolate ganache topping.  Leaves are hand-made from gum paste (I like the sheen from brushing with pearl dust!).

Friday, December 3, 2010

Baking GALS - notification of 1st package sent - yay!

Harmonie in Braintree, MA sent an email today saying she had shipped a package to Jon from Team Caring and Sharing! It contained

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Baking GALS - Jon likes Cowboy and Carrot Cookies!

What's baking?
So for 'Team Caring and Sharing' Jon's family said that Cowboy Cookies and Carrot Cookies are two of his favorites. I had never heard of either! Carrot cake - yes, just made one last week, but to make it into a cookie? Ok, so I found a few recipes on-line, but most are sandwich