Here Comes Santa Claus: Holiday Tips from the North Pole : How to Bake Christmas Cookies for Santa

Uploaded by expertvillage on 02.10.2007

Santa Claus here for Expert Village. Good cookies are cited as the number one cause
in four out of five cases of extreme Christmas morning happiness. Even if your name is on
the naughty list, a good cookie is money in the bank. So let’s get started. The sine
qua non for the most perfect cookie is the correct ingredients. Two and ¼ cups of all
purpose flour, one teaspoon baking soda, one teaspoon sale, 2 sticks of butter or margarine.
Santa prefers butter. ¾ cups granulated sugar, ¾ cups of packed brown sugar, 1 teaspoon
of vanilla extract, 2 large eggs and 1 ¾ cups of chocolate chips is to be sure your
oven will be ready when you are ready. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and while
the oven is warming up, you want to combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Get them
all stirred up good, mixed up together. Okay. Your butter, your granulated sugar, your brown
sugar and we didn’t pre-measure it so we will get it now your vanilla extract. Looks
like granny’s old cough syrup going in there. Beat all in together, a real good solid beating
in a large mixing bowl. The ideal is to beat this up until you have one smooth creamy mixture.
It takes a while this way but your are not surprised that Santa is old-fashioned. Get
your first egg. You want to beat that one in good and thoroughly. Egg number two, same
thing. Get her in there and try not to get over your gloves and whip it into the mixture.
Just like so. By now your smooth and creamy mixture should be a little bit soupy. Then
you gradually beat in the flour mixture. Now it is important to be gradual about this because
if you start to pour it in there, it is going to lump up and you will never get those lumps
out. So a little bit at a time, stir it in real good and thorough. You will see as you
go along it gradually stiffens up and gets harder and harder to stir. By the time you
are done it should very strongly resemble wallpaper paste. Hopefully it will taste better.
Once you’ve got all of your flour mixture in, add your chocolate chips. These ain’t
going to lump up on you. You don’t want them to. You don’t have to be real cautious
about getting them in there. Just get them all in. Stir them into the mix. Next you need
to grease the cookie sheet to receive our cookies. Easies way is to just grease the
cookie sheet to receive our cookies. Easiest way is just a little bit of butter or margarine.
Santa likes to just take a paper towel, scrape up a little and rub on the cookie sheet. It
doesn’t take a lot. You just don’t want the cookies to stick. Once you are finished,
you need to get a spoon and you just dollop about that big of glop for a normal sized
cookie. If you want to do a Santa-sized cookie something along that order. Leave some space
between your cookies. They are going to grow as they bake. Good idea to leave about half
or ¾ inch or more between them as you lay them out on the cookie sheets. That’s not
big enough. That’s a little more like it. All right. Pop them in the oven which you’ve
already heated. Remember 375 degrees Fahrenheit, 190 Celsius. Put them on the middle rack.
That is where your temperature is going to be the most even. Close the door. For you
this will take 9 to 11 minutes but for Santa. Happy Christmas to all and to all a good night!