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A Cookie a Day: Raspberry Ribbon Cookies

We normally have intern supervision at the office on Wednesday mornings, but I decided to make it a little more festive by having them over for coffee cake and cookies this week, at my house.

Their silly gifts are an "Therapist Survival Kit"

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Inside they will find this message:

Therapist Survival Kit

Here is all you will need
To make good decisions
With your clinical skills
And that great supervision!

Rubber band: so you will stay flexible
Paper clip: so you will be organized
Starburst: to remind you not to bite off more than you can chew
Kiss: for when you need to feel loved, or just need a chocolate fix
Tylenol: for “one of those days”
Eraser: so you will never make a big mistake
Penny: for good luck
Tack: to always stay sharp as a tack
Tootsie roll: so you will always be “on a roll”
Snickers: for when you need a chuckle
Gum: to remind you to “stick to it”
Tissues: for empathy

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There was hot chocolate, coffee, and all kinds of goodies:

Crumb Coffee Cake

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Raspberry Ribbon Cookies
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt

About half a jar of seedless raspberry jam

1/2 cup powdered sugar mixed with 1 tablespoon water

In large bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until creamy; beat in egg yolk, vanilla, and lemon peel. In another bowl, stir together flour and salt.
Gradually add to butter mixture, blending thoroughly.
Shape dough into long, flat logs about 2 " in diameter and as long as your baking sheets; place them about 2 inches apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
With the side of your little finger, (I used the handle of a long wooden spoon) press a long groove down the center of each rope (don't press all the way down to baking sheet).

Bake cookies in a 375° oven for 10-12 minutes.
Remove cookies from oven and spoon jam into the grooves.
Return to oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until cookies are firm to touch and light golden brown.
While cookies are warm, drizzle them with powdered sugar mixture
Then cut diagonally into 1-inch pieces.
Let cool briefly on baking sheets; transfer to racks and let cool completely.

Comments (3)

LisaF:

Now that you've provided cookies to half of California I hope you can take a break to enjoy the holiday:)
Merry Christmas, Palma!

LisaF

connie:

I LOVE the "Survivor Kits".
You are SOOOO clever and creative. Gifts like that are the best of all, especially when they are so cute & thoughtful. You are awesome.

chiaro di luna:

OMG, we have none of these treats in our house.
They look delicious and I bet they are.
Have a wonderful Christmas with Brad & Luigi.
You deserve a break from your extra job baking.
Merry Christmas

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