FHE – Cookie Delivery

On Monday night, for FHE, we did another annual tradition – cookie delivery. In order to get all of this ready for Family Home Evening, the girls and I spent the better part of Sunday and Monday baking. This year, we scaled down…way down, but even with scaling down, it seems like we were a little overboard. Anyone who knows me, knows that our forays into holiday baking are always insane. (And we love it!)

I promise that this is scaled down.  Only three kinds of cookies!!!

I promise that this is scaled down. Only three kinds of cookies!!!

Tiger getting ready to start the delivering.  I hope our neighbors are ready for treats!

Tiger getting ready to start the delivering. I hope our neighbors are ready for treats!

Making Deliveries in the Double Stroller!

Making Deliveries in the Double Stroller!

A big grin from Panda.  Cookies make everyone happy - even if you're delivering instead of eating. :)

A big grin from Panda. Cookies make everyone happy – even if you’re delivering instead of eating. 🙂

We went around to our new neighbors with our creations. It was a good way to introduce ourselves. Hopefully the neighbors like the treats. In any case, we had fun – huddling in the cold (the Phoenix cold – I won’t tell you the actual temperature because you’ll probably make fun of us) and handing out cookies.

Two of my favorite parts of the night: Sasquatch saying, “Let’s make cookies for everyone else…like US.”

Tiger telling us (later on) that she felt the Spirit when she delivered cookies. She felt so happy and joyful to be doing something nice for others.

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Check out another FHE Experience over at Jocelyn’s blog.

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For fun, here’s a recipe to one of the “cookies” we made – they were actually mini-pies

Chocolate Pecan Mini-Pie Recipe

6 tablespoons butter
2 oz unsweetened chocolate
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
3 eggs
1-2 tsp vanilla
Pecans
Pie shells (I use the pilsbury ones that you can unroll)

1. Use a circular cookie cutter to cut “pie crusts” from the pie dough. Form 12 small pies into a muffin tin. Do not bake. Sprinkle pecans on the shells. (More or less depending on how you feel about nuts). Set aside.
2. In a small saucepan, or in the microwave, melt the butter and chocolate. Stir until smooth. Set aside.
3. In a large bowl, combine the sweetened condensed milk, sugar, and salt. Whisk until well mixed. Whisk in the eggs until well combined. Add the chocolate mixture and vanilla and combine.
4. Spoon some of the batter into each pie shell. The Pecans will float to the top.
5. Bake at 400 for about 7 minutes. Then lower the temperature to 300 and bake for about 15 – 20 minutes.
6. Cool and chill. The pies will be scrumptious and fudgey!

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Can you believe, there are only two Monday nights left in 2012???!!!

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