Hometown Holiday Hurrah’s Daily Dose

It’s a great time to finalize your holiday travel plans if you haven’t already! Here are some great options, as well your holiday gift and cookie idea of the day! Hope you enjoy your Daily Dose brought to you by the Laramie Area Chamber of Commerce.

  • Do you need to make or change last minute travel plans? Great Lakes Airlines can help, located at 1022 Airport Parkway in Cheyenne, WY. Visit their website for more information: http://www.flygreatlakes.com
  • If you have family coming to visit for the holidays, book a room for them at one of Laramie’s great hotel options:
  • Holiday gift idea of the day: Find a great selection of antique treasures for that hard person on your list at A M’s Back of the Wagon Antiques, located at 207 S. 2nd St.
  • Holiday cookie idea of the day: Orange Creamsicle Cookies, Source: Baked Perfection

Find these ingredients at Safeway!

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest (for me that was the zest of 2 oranges)
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and creamy. Beat in egg and vanilla until smooth. Gradually add flour mixture until combined. Stir in orange zest and white chocolate chips.
  • Drop rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Do not flatten cookies; it will make them dry. Bake 8 – 10 minutes or until golden brown around edges. Do not overcook! Cookies will be plump. Cool for several minutes on cookie sheets before transferring to rack to cool completely. Store in airtight container.
Orange Creamsicle Cookies

Orange Creamsicle Cookies

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