Thursday, November 27, 2014

Bishop Hill Cookie Walk This Weekend

held at the Colony School
Friday, Nov 28 and Saturday, Nov 29
 9am to 4pm
This is a fundraiser for, and sponsored by,
The Bishop Hill Old Settlers' Association
and 
       The Bishop Hill Community Methodist Church         


There are many many superlative bakers who contribute their cookies and sweets to this event each year. I strive to keep up with them but know have a way to go. This year I made the delicious cutout shortbread cookies shown above. They are flavor-packed with almond and coco and the combo is the best tasting shortbread I have produced yet.

However, in the presence of such seasoned bakers, I generally opt for no-bake confections that please the eye and palate but also fall in the no fail category of desserts. This "recipe" is great to make with children.   It's also great for folks that don't bake but want to make something festive.

Because my business is  The Feathered Nest, and I sell all sorts of eggs, it's only natural that I make these: I just finished a batch of gumdrop chicks in haystack nests for the Cookie Walk and plan to make a chocolaty version for the Chocolate Walk next weekend.
Not able visit Bishop Hill to pick up some goodies at the School? Try your hand at making a few nests! You can find a pictorial instruction sheet HERE. Very easy to do and nice for any holiday. 
Cheers!