Baking for Church

Early last week my mom had mentioned she had to bring 6 dozen baked goods to church on Sunday. She asked me to help. I LOVE to bake but hate to have it all sitting around our house. So I was glad to help. We made sugar cookies, walnut bars, chocolate cookies, and some boxed Streusel Bread.

Super Sugar Cookies (Nestie: Joelen&Louis)


  • 3/4 cup margarine
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

1. Cream margarine and sugar well.

2. Add vanilla and eggs; combine well.

3. In separate bowl, sift the baking powder, salt and flour. Add to wet ingredients slowly until thoroughly combined.

4. Cookie dough must be chilled until firm, or overnight.

5. Remove dough from fridge and roll out to a 1/4-inch thickness.

6. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

7. With cookie cutters or rim of drinking glass, cut out cookies.

8. Place cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes, depending on oven. Check often to prevent over cooking or burning. Cool on baking rack when done.

9. Meanwhile, prepare frosting


  • 1 teaspoon real vanilla
  • 1 stick real butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon cream or whole milk

10. Cream butter, milk and vanilla together.

11. Slowly add powdered sugar to butter until desired consistency. If you'd like, add liquid food coloring for festive cookies.

12. When cookies are cooled, slather this heavenly frosting. For more texture and color, press the top of the cookie in sprinkles, colored sugar or just eat plain!

***Tips: We chilled for about 4 hours, we made all cross cookies, and I would say we got about 60 cookies.

This is what happened after making frosting and writing on 60 + cookies !!!

Walnut Bars (My Great Grandmothers Recipe)

  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 1/2 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 cups nuts

Mix all ingredients together. Bake for 20-30 minutes at 350. Top with frosting.

Coconut Frosting (My great Grandmothers recipe)

  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 egg yolks
  • vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut

This burns easily so keep an eye on it. Cook everything but coconut on medium heat for 10-12 minutes. Cool completely. Add coconut and spread over bars.

***Tips: Our frosting didn't get as thick as we were hoping so we ended up adding more coconut to that it would be thick enough. This is WONDERFUL frosting!

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies (Church Cookbook)

  • 1 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 c cocoa
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup nuts

Cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs and vanilla, blend well. Combine everything else drop on cooking sheet. Bake at 350 for 8-9 minutes. Cool one minute on cookie sheet then transfer to wax paper.

***Tips: We had to add more flour because our first pan were too thin. We omitted the nuts. And next time would roll the balls in powdered sugar before baking.

Streusel Bread (Betty Crocker)

Normally I don't post baking stuff from a box, but this was an excellent treat and for the $1.50 it was is a steal. All you add is oil, eggs, and water. It was VERY good.


Jigginjessica said...

Wow! That's a lot of baking. Everything looks great!

DeborahSW said...

The cookies are so cute, maybe being inspirational cuts down on the calories?? :)

Elly said...

Oooh, I am definitely going to try the walnut cake and frosting. Yum.

Amber said...

Everything looks great. Especially that rage cookie, LOL. That is how I felt yesterday after making 2 batches of Joelen's pudding cookies.

I think I might have to try those Walnut bars (except use almonds instead).