Every September in the Berkeley Ward, we hold a New Member Dinner / Men's Cookoff. The cookoff is a surprisingly intense competition and all the families who've moved in during the last twelvemonth make a poster about themselves to help us get to know them.
This year I entered the dessert competition with the Doodle Family.
Today I'll share with you basic Doodle genetics and through the rest of the week I'll introduce you to the four Doodle brothers, using the same basic materials I used in making a fake new-family poster to advertise the goods.
I used this recipe for Mrs. Sigg's from allrecipes.com because it had over 2500 ratings averaging nearly five and over 30,000 had saved the recipe. These looked like good signs. Also, interesting fact, this is the first time I've used shortening in my entire adult life.
The recipe [my alterations]:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract [but splosh in more than this to the sound of about another t]
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
Step one: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
[Actually, given our oven, I set it at 350.]
Step two: Cream together butter, shortening, cups sugar, the eggs and the vanilla.
Step three: Blend together the flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt; then add to the creamed stuff.
[Step four: Fridgerate it for a few days, tempting wife and children.]
Step five: Shape dough into [little] balls.
[Step six: (see the individual brothers)]
Step seven: Bake  minutes.
Come back tomorrow to meet the most famous of the Doodle brothers, Snicker!