Trinity United Methodist Church
Monday, November 20, 2017

Kairos Prison Ministry

KAIROS Cookie Ministry: Information, Instructions and Recipes

Maurey Beck


Information

Hello again Trinity Church Family. It is that time of year again; Kairos at Greenville Correctional Center is almost upon us.

The team will need about 5000 cookies for Food Agape for the weekend.  If you feel so inclined to have your Sunday School class or any other community group bake cookies, please feel free to do so. We welcome them!

It is very important that you go by the Kairos Cookie Recipe (see below). And while you are baking and packaging, please pray over these cookies that God will use them to change lives for Christ.  Kids can get involved, too; place mats or posters that they draw are welcomed.

I need the COOKIES, POSTERS, and  PLACEMATS by Sunday, April 21.  You can leave them in the kitchen when you come to church that day.  If anyone is interested in coming to the Closing Ceremonies for the Kairos Weekend on April 28, please let me (Maury) know at 804/393.1504 ASAP It is a very powerful experience.

As always God Bless You for working in his Kingdom. 

 

Instructions

It is very important not to use icing, sugar, or any other type of coating on the outside of the cookies, or to add any kind of fruit to the cookies.

·   Cookies should be approximately 2 to 2 ½ inches in size.

·   Package cookies 12 to a quart size ziplock bag.

·   Please indicate the type of cookie on each bag.

 

·   DO NOT package HOT cookies.  Let them cool.  They may be made weeks ahead of time and frozen – they still turn out perfect.


Easy Cookies

    2 packages white or yellow cake mix*                          1 cup cooking oil

    4 teaspoons water                                                        4 eggs

    2 cups (12 oz pkg) flavored chips*                               2 cups rolled oats

Preheat 350 degrees.  Blend cake mix, water, oil, and eggs. Stir in chips and oatmeal. Place cookie dough in refrigerator about one hour.  Drop by heaping teaspoons (to make 2” cookies) onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 8 minutes (top will look pale).  Cool on sheet 1 minute and remove to wire rack. **You can use any flavored chips (chocolate, peanut butter, swirled, toffee, etc.) but nothing like M&Ms, Reese’s Pieces, etc.  You can also use chocolate cake mix or strawberry and lemon cake mixes. 

Peanut Butter

    3/4 cup Creamy Peanut Butter                                     1 egg

    1/2 cup Crisco Shortening                                            1-3/4 cup all purpose flour

    1-1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar                           3/4 teaspoon salt

    3 tablespoons milk                                                        3/4 teaspoon baking soda  

    1 teaspoon vanilla

Combine peanut butter, shortening, sugar, milk and vanilla in a large bowl and mix at medium speed until well blended. Add egg and mix well. In a separate bowl combine flour, salt and baking soda, mix well. Add flour mixture to peanut butter and mix until just blended. Drop by heaping teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet and flatten slightly in a crisscross pattern with the tines of a fork. Bake at 375 degrees for 7 to 8 minutes until set. Makes 3 dozen cookies.

Chewy Oatmeal

    3/4 cup butter flavor Crisco                                          3 cups quick cooking oats

    1-1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar                           1 cup all purpose flour

    1 egg                                                                              1/2 teaspoon salt

    1/3 cup milk                                                                  1/2 teaspoon baking soda

    1-1/2 teaspoon vanilla                                                  1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Combine Crisco, brown sugar, egg, milk and vanilla in a large bowl. Mix at medium speed until well blended. Combine oats, flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon in a separate bowl, mix well. Add to Crisco/sugar mixture until just blended. Drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Makes 2-1/2 dozen cookies. 

Chocolate Chip

   3/4 cup Crisco                                                               1-3/4 cup all purpose flour

    1-1/4 cup firmly packed brown                                     1 teaspoon salt

    2 tablespoons                                                                3/4 teaspoon baking soda

    1 teaspoon                                                                    1 cup semi-sweet choc chips

    1 egg

Combine shortening, sugar, milk and vanilla in a large bowl, mix until well blended. Add egg and mix well. In a separate bowl combine flour, salt and baking soda, mix well. Add to shortening/sugar mixture until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes for chewy cookies or 11 to 13 minutes for crisp cookies. Makes 3 dozen cookies.

Molasses Cookies

   3/4 cup margarine or shortening                                  1 teaspoon cinnamon

    1 cup granulated sugar                                                  1 teaspoon ginger

    1 egg                                                                              2 cups flour

    4 tablespoons                                                                2 teaspoons baking soda

In a large bowl, cream margarine or shortening with sugar. Add egg and blend. Add molasses and spices; mix well. Add flour and baking soda and blend. Chill dough 30 minutes or overnight (covered tightly). Shape dough into small balls and place 2-inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 325 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on wire racks. Makes 2 1/2 dozen.

Sugar Cookies

    1 cup margarine (or butter); (2 sticks) room temp.        1 teaspoon vanilla

    1 cup vegetable oil                                                        4 cups all-purpose flour

    1 cup granulated sugar                                                  1 teaspoon salt

    1 cup powdered sugar                                                   1 teaspoon baking soda

    2 eggs                                                                            1 teaspoon cream of tartar

Beat together margarine, oil, granulated sugar, powdered sugar, eggs and vanilla. Sift together flour, salt, baking soda and cream of tartar. Add dry ingredients to margarine mixture. Drop from a teaspoon onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees until cookies are light brown around the edges, about 8 to 10 minutes (watch closely; cookies will be dry if they get too brown).  Makes approximately 5 dozen.

 

 Email Maury @ 
mobeck@nbgoodwynlumber.com