View Full Version : Snacks for Quilting class..

Julie Tweed
November 4th, 2011, 07:39 PM
I went to my first Quilting class on Wed (Brill by the way!)...and they make tea and one lady brought chocolates...so a light bulb went on in my head...Yay new people to bake for.. ( I LOVE BAKING FOR NEW PEOPLE)...so thought I would ask...I know cake is pretty much out of the question...
So what kinds of cookies do you all like or do you think would be relatively tidy for people to eat while they sew.
I live in Northern Ireland and I know tastes will be different..but I am sure they will at least try the cookies...I make a triple ginger (bit strong for most but I love it) choccie chip and the usual oatmeal raisins. Any other ideas?

November 4th, 2011, 07:46 PM
I"d eat any homemake cookie someone brought to a quilt class!!!!

November 4th, 2011, 08:00 PM
How about a banana bread? Or pumpkin bread? Thanksgiving is right around the corner.

Julie Tweed
November 4th, 2011, 08:18 PM
banana bread is doable..and pumpkin bread..I haven't had that in years..
I did have a notion for pumpkin bread once but had no pumpkin so made it with sweet potato instead and topped it with a maple glaze..ended up selling it at a bake sale and the people who bought it raved about it...lol..so mite make that with out the glaze..

Sandy Navas
November 4th, 2011, 08:20 PM
Oh, no cookies allowed. They wind up on my hips!!

I did go to my SILs quilt guild a few months ago and someone had taken Oreo Cookies, ground them in a food processor, scrunched them into balls about the size of a quarter, and then dipped them in melted white chocolate. Bite sized, easy to make, and absolutely delicious!

The granddaughters and I love to make no-bake peanut butter cookies, too - 1 cup of peanut butter (either smooth or crunchy), 1 cup white corn syrup, 1 cup powdered milk, 1 cup powdered sugar (and enough to roll balls in). Mix well, form into bite-sized balls, roll in additional powdered sugar. The powdered sugar will be absorbed and won't flake off later - but your fingers may get a tad bit sticky from the syrup. We love these.

K. McEuen
November 4th, 2011, 09:21 PM
I made those oreo balls last year. Ground oreos, cream cheese, roll and dip. It's like candy. Really good if you use the mint oreos too.

November 4th, 2011, 10:06 PM
Sandy and Karen,

Do either of you ever mail cookies? Just wondering. I love oreos.


K. McEuen
November 4th, 2011, 10:12 PM
I've mailed cookies halfway across the country before. I haven't sent any lately. I have even mailed them to Greece when my husband was stationed there.

November 4th, 2011, 10:30 PM
Everything sounds wonderful but I have a question. Why can't they have cake? Everyone needs to take a break, why can't they eat cake then, or pie or ice cream with oreo cookies ground up in it? We do that all the time! Yum! Of course I am a bit on the fluffy side. LOL Oh well! Hugs, Jan L.

November 4th, 2011, 10:39 PM
I second what Sandy said - we call them cake balls - only on the oreo I mix 1 pkg of cream cheese with the crushed oreo's, ball them and then dip in white chocolate.

For regular cake balls - bake on box cake mix per the directions on the box. When you take it out of the oven, scrap it out into a bowl and chop, not pulverize - just chop. Let it cool just a bit and then mix in one can of store bought frosting. Let that mixture cool until you can handle to roll into bite size balls. Melt chocolate and dip - decorate with a few fancy sprinkles on top if desired. The possibilities are endless but my friends like red velvet cake with cream cheese icing dipped in white, carrot cake with cream cheese dipped in white, chocolate cake with chocolate icing dipped in chocolate (death by chocolate). Very easy to make, pops right in your mouth and no mess while quilting! Oh - and the best part - no calories (yeah right!)

Sandy Navas
November 4th, 2011, 10:43 PM
I wondered if there was enough cream filling in the Oreos to hold it together - never actually made them myself because I'd just eat all of them!!

November 5th, 2011, 04:35 AM
I'll have to find my sister's recipe for "Man Cookies" (Cookies so easy a man could make them.) They rely on boxed cake mix and the filling is a cream cheese frosting. Soft, but not sticky or too gooey to harm the fabrics. (I'll post it in the recipe thread later this morning after I have had some sleep.)
You can also make muffin-sized portions (regular or mini) of the quick breads (banana, pumpkin, zucchini) and brownies for easy eats. I have seen brownies cut into small squares and tossed in either granulated sugar or powdered sugar to keep them from being so sticky. Chex Mix, carmel corn, or even plain (salted) popcorn could be good.

Cupcakes could be a good solution to your cake conundrum.

My biggest concern would be that some of the ingredients of the different snacks may melt, ooze, or stick to fingers and get all over the beautiful fabrics. I might be inclined to bring a tub of baby wipes for sticky fingers if there isn't a sink close by.

November 5th, 2011, 05:37 AM
If you want to make something quick, I take and melt choc, it could be white or brown and dip Lays potato chips in them. I only go about half way and let them get hard.

I love oatmeal cookies so any time you want to send me some let me know and I'll send you my address. lol

November 5th, 2011, 06:33 AM
Sandy and K. McEuen
Girls after my own heart(I was going to suggest those!)

I LOVE Oreo truffles!!!!
I did mine dipped in white chocolate too, DEEEEEEElish!

I also second the motion for cake balls!!!
I made ones with vanilla cake and vanilla frosting and then dipped them in white chocolate with groud up bits of strawberries in(get those bars in Tesco for all you UK pals). YUM!

November 5th, 2011, 09:51 AM
I think you should have a jell roll - what's your favorite? Mom would make an ice cream one, wish she was here.

K. McEuen
November 5th, 2011, 01:02 PM
If you make the cake balls, don't use lemon cake and lemon frosting. Those turned out nasty ...

November 11th, 2011, 05:21 PM
OK. I FINALLY found the recipe for Man Cookies and posted it. These are super simple and depending on the flavor you choose can be used in any season.


Julie Tweed
November 16th, 2011, 02:07 PM
Decided on pumpkin bread mini bites with a dusting of powdered sugar.
Used my pumpkin bread recipe and ended up with two loaves and about 36 mini muffins. So hubby and son and I get the full sized loaves and the mini's are coming to class with me tonight..

I know they are good...as I did an 8 mini muffin test batch to make sure they baked up ok....so I just HAD to keep trying to make sure they were of equal tastiness ...:-D...(son had 4 so not all in my tum) but then had to try one from the full batch as I added more spice and put sugar on top before I baked it....YUM YUM...



November 16th, 2011, 02:10 PM

You should post the recipe Julie!

November 16th, 2011, 02:53 PM

I'm very interested in your triple ginger cookies. Any chance I could have the recipe?


Julie Tweed
November 16th, 2011, 09:27 PM
Yes will post that and the pumpkin bread recipe in the recipe section..

November 16th, 2011, 11:57 PM
We do cookies at our sewing circle-we just pass napkins. I made zuchinni cookies but we love any cookie!