Cookies for Kairos

Cookies are a tangible expression of Christian love and an indication of God’s concern to a group of people who seldom encounter either in their daily lives.  Around 6,000 dozen cookies are needed for Kairos weekends, and we answer this call twice a year.HINTS

  • Cookie types accepted include chocolate chip (except for Buckingham), peanut butter, oatmeal, ginger, molasses
  • Plain cookies only, please – no coatings or icing.  Also please, no raisins, inside or out.
  • Size:  2 to 21/2 inches,  about 1/2 inch thick
  • Use recipies and cooking time for softer, sturdy cookies;  crispy cookies can crumble during handling
  • Please bag them in a small zip-lock freezer bag, with only one dozen in a bag
  • Label each bag with “1 dozen” and the type of cookie inside
  • Please freeze all the cookies if they are to be stored before pickup or delivery

FAVORITE RECIPES

CHOCOLATE CHIP
(makes about 12 dozen)

3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons salt
2 cups solid vegetable shortening
2 cups packed light brown sugar
1 cup of sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 cups rolled oats
2  12oz packages semisweet chocolate chips

  • Blend flour, soda and salt in a separate bowl
  • Cream shortening, both sugars and vanilla
  • Add eggs and beat
  • Add flour mixture and rolled oats
  • Fold in chocolate chips
  • Bake at 350º for 10 minutes
  • Remove from cookie sheet, cool completely, then package as noted under HINTS


PEANUT BUTTER
(makes about 10 dozen)

1 cup margarine
1 cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2  salt

  • Cream margarine, peanut butter, both sugars and eggs
  • Blend remaining ingredients in a separate bowl
  • Add flour mixture to margarine mixture
  • Roll dough into 120 balls
  • Place about 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet
  • Flatten slightly (1 1/2 ” circle), crisscross style, with fork
  • Bake at 350º for 10 minutes
  • Remove from cookie sheet, cool completely, then package as noted under HINTS