Whew what a day. I had to do last minute making and baking as we had to get the gifts off to our family in order to make it in time for Christmas. I spoke to my nephew Sam on the phone yesterday and asked if he remembered me - he said no. Big tip - don't ever ask a question you don't want to know the answer to. It made me very sad. Hopefully I can go down to California to see them soon. In my day's rush I forgot to take pictures of the personalized ornaments I made for my nephews that also got sent off- duh me. So sadly, today's post will be brief and minus that craft :(
Today's baking project is making my Grandma Edgar's Pineapple Squares (<<click to get to the recipe). As before I have the recipe posted in a printable format. These are flakey bar cookies filled with yummy pineapple and macadamia nuts. It is an old vintage recipe so calls for shortening - I use half butter and half shortening.
The secret to rolling the dough is to cut parchment paper to fit the cookie sheet, and then roll the dough between that parchment sheet and a piece of wax paper. It is a really easy dough to work with, and if it tears it bakes evenly anyway. I leave the top part of the dough rolled on the wax paper them flip it over and carefully peel off the wax paper, then seal the edges shut by pinching them together.
For shipping I cut large sections so they stay moist and fresh. To give locally, I cut small squares (they are rich) and put each square in a holiday paper cup, then fit them in a tin. Wrap a ribbon and a small Cuttlebug tag stamped with a Papertrey Holiday Treats sentiment and you are good to go!
This is non craft related but I found the cutest site - you have to check it out here <<click! You can tell this little doggy what to do and he will do it! Be sure to tell him to dance...lol
Thanks for stopping by. Tomorrow will be the last day of crafty baking and I will actually be posting a card too for a change. I am off to watch It's a Wonderful Life :) Enjoy your evening!