Dec 102010

Well here we are at the starting point of a wonderful winter season ahead. As of today Park City has opened all of their ski resorts! And there could be no better way for the canyons to open than with the snow falling from the sky.
We have been busy, from company holiday parties to drop off family dinners it feels like as soon as the snow flies the phones start to ring. And if all goes according to plan we will be catering over 27 events all over the Park City area between Monday and New Years Eve. The availability is filling up fast so if anyone is interested do not wait to call us.
Now with the Holidays just around the corner I wanted to share a recipe with all of you. Because everyone loves cookies for the holidays.
Tea Cookies
• 2 cups butter, softened
• 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
• 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
• 4 cups all-purpose flour
• 2 pinches salt
• 1 tablespoon baking powder
• 1 ½ cups chopped walnuts
• 2/3 cups confectioners’ sugar for dusting

Beat together the butter and confectioners’ sugar till creamy.
Add vanilla.
Mix the dry ingredients, stir into creamy mixture. Blend well.
Add the nuts, mix well, roll the dough out into two balls.
Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator.
Flatten dough out and cut into equal size pieces; shape into balls.
Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake at 375o F for 10 – 12 minutes till firm but not brown.
While still warm, roll into confectioners’ sugar. Let cool and roll again.
Yields 30-40 cookies.