Monday, December 14, 2009

Teapot Tuesday 72 - You're Invited to a Cookie Walk

It's getting close to Christmas and everyone is scurrying about trying to finish all the things that make the holiday special.  Yesterday at work we held our annual Cookie Walk and today I get to hostess Teapot Tuesday - two fun events. 

Since I had to pick out a teapot and also had to start my baking I chose this teapot from my collection.

Look at that buttery yellow, sugary white, the flowers and the candy - doesn't that inspire you to bake!  And bake we will.

We're going to have a Cookie Walk at the Tea Party this week.  Here's how it works:

Everyone picks their favorite cookie recipe and bakes a batch of cookies.  Six dozen will do.  Then we'll need a big table to put our trays on (I'll see if we can borrow the conference table from school).  Make sure you have an empty container with you to put all your new cookies in.

Once everyone has their cookies on the table we can start.  We'll rotate to the left - singing is optional - and pick up three cookies from each tray as we circle the table.  No nibbling allowed until we're all done!

We'll keep circling the table until all the trays are empty and our containers are full.  Then we'll sit down and have some peppermint tea as we taste all those delightful morsels of sugary goodness.

Oh, and don't forget to bring your recipe to share with everyone.  Extra bonus points if your recipe has some kind of candy in it.

So go and find your recipe and let it inspire you this week.  Maybe your favorite is gingerbread, or chocolate chip, or simple sugar cookies decorated in red and green.  And if you don't celebrate Christmas, I bet you still like cookies or like to bake, or just let the teapot inspire you like I did. 

We had 10 people participate in our Cookie Walk at work and we each came home with a lovely assortment of delectable delights you can see here......

My cookies are the one's with the marshmallows at 5 o'clock on the plate.  Here is the recipe:

Cinnamon Caramel Delights

12-14 graham crackers
1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup butter
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup coconut
1 cup slivered almonds or nuts of your choice

Line a 15 x 10 x 1 pan with the graham crackers.  Sprinkle the marshmallows over the crackers and set aside.

In a saucepan combine the butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla on low heat - stirring constantly for about 4 or 5 minutes.

Pour mixture evenly over the crackers and marshmallows - don't forget the edges.

Sprinkle coconut and then almonds over the top.

Bake at 350º for 8-10 minutes.  Let cool slightly and then slice into squares. 

I can't wait to see what the ladies come up with this week!

Here's the link to the challenge.

And here's the link to the gallery.  Make sure you check it out!!!


  1. Lorraine, what a wonderful idea! I've never heard of anything like that before. Even a cyber-one is going to be such fun, and less fattening. We'll need that peppermint tea to soothe our over-loaded stomachs. My problem is going to be to choose which cookie recipe - it's by far the fattest section in my index-file, and then I've worked my way through a lot of Boston Tea-Parties and Wellsley Cookie Exchange.
    The only one I make with candies are the little stained-glass window ones...
    What a delightful idea for the party this week, and what a really beautiful card you have made, too.

  2. Wow Lorraine, what an interpretation - right on! Which came first, the card or the tea pot?? Great job!


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