A movie and some cookies

I baked some goodies for Saturday night group time. Since Saturday is the only day of the week that we don't have ministry activities in the evening, Nubia, Deanna, Hector, Greg and I get together in the evenings for a movie and/or a game, and once in a while we'll go out for ice cream.  We watched Monsters University.

In case you'd like to use the same recipes that I did, here they are 

Fudge Crinkle cookies

(18 1/4 ounce) box devil's food cake mix (Betty Crocker Super Moist suggested)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs
confectioners' sugar or granulated sugar, for rolling

1. Preheat oven to 350°.
Stir (by hand) dry cake mix, oil and eggs in a large bowl until dough forms.
3. Dust hands with confectioners' sugar and shape dough into 1" balls.
4. Roll balls in confectioners' sugar and place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
5. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until center is JUST SET.
Remove from pans after a minute or so and cool on wire racks.


Russian Tea cakes

1 cup butter or 1 cup margarine, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup finely chopped nuts
powdered sugar

1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Beat butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar and the vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon.
3. Stir in flour and salt.
4. Stir in nuts.
5. Shape dough into 1-inch balls.
6. Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
7. Bake 8 to 9 minutes or until set but not brown.
8. Immediately remove from cookie sheet; roll in powdered sugar.
9. Cool completely on wire rack.
10. Roll in powdered sugar again.

I got these recipes from www.food.com and these are only two of their "25 essential Christmas cookies" recipes :) Check them out!