Archive for February, 2009

Game On!

I got married last weekend, and the whole thing couldn’t have been more perfect.  I’m still on a high from it!  As I begin this new married life, I’m resolving to re-enter the blogosphere (but for realsies this time) to document the wonderfulness.

Where to start up again?  Easy enough – instead of doing any kind of bought wedding favor, we decided to have a cookie bar of homemade treats that our guests could take home in bags.  I made cookie dough until the freezer burst at the seams, and my sweet mama spent most of wedding week baking them off!

Picture from the amazing Melissa McClure Photography

wedding cookie bar

We made my favorite bar cookies, Dorie Greenspan’s Blondies, and 5 other amazing treats.  Souplantation provided the Peanut Butter Cookie Cups which rounded out the mix.  One of the favorites was a recipe from my mom for Ranger Cookies – she got this recipe from her babysitter when she was little, and has been making them ever since.  I got many questions as to the secret ingredient, so I thought I should share the recipe here:

Ranger Cookies
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
3 cups flour
2 eggs
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups oatmeal
2 cups Wheaties cereal (secret ingredient!)
2 cups coconut
Cream butter and sugars, add eggs, vanilla and the dry ingredients.  Can add milk if the dough is too dry.  Press into balls and flatten with a fork, then bake at 350° for 8 minutes or until lightly browned.

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