Winter Park Report

We received about 3/4 inch yesterday and we’re gladly taking any flakes we get. Skiers were coming in all day with smiles reporting how pleasantly surprised they were with how good the skiing was. For the cautious, rock skis are still in order, but several folks were using their good skis without trouble. Got holiday plans? Don’t change them !!!! We’re on!!!

This is my birdhouse report of the amount of snow that came down yesterday.  We will take all we can get at this point!  Just happy to hear that Winter Park has done so well through this abnormal December.  We may even head out for a ski, if we get everything done at the resort this week

Now on to the burning question the recipe for Turd Cookies

These are the infamous Turd Cookies, or as Troy and his family call them Peanut Blossoms

Made with either chocolate stars or Hershey’s Kisses.  If you need to keep little hands busy having them unwrap all he chocolate kisses was one of the sought after jobs in our family for many years and still is if I bought them.  However chocolate stars bought in bulk are cheaper, just not as fun for small hands.

These are a little putzy requiring you to keep watch on them and roll them in sugar.  Again I usually double the recipe, but I will give you the undoubled one so you pick

1 3/4 cup flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup BUTTER (You know my issue with margarine)

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 egg

1tsp vanilla

small bowl of sugar for rolling

Candy Kisses or Stars

Mix Flour, salt and soda in a bowl and set aside.  Cream (mix together til creamy) butter and peanut butter.  Add sugars brown and white and mix til fluffy.  Add egg, vanilla and mix well.  Stir in dry ingredients.  Rolling the balls, grab small amount of dough and roll into ball.  Grab a kid in the next room and post them by the small bowl with sugar (make sure they have washed their gubby little hands).  Roll the dough ball in the sugar coating it all sides and put on a cookie sheet.  Bake at 375 for a about 8 minutes til the cookies just start flattening out, remove from oven and grab a different kid to press a piece of chocolate on to each coookie and press down firmly so that the coookie cracks around the edges.  Return to the oven and bake 2 more minutes or so

Wah La Turd Cookies aka Peanut Blossoms