Overall, 2015 has been very successful for our Duluth Bed and Breakfast Inn. We cooked lots of breakfast, did tons of laundry and baked lots of cookies. We finished replacing the old storm windows with new updated, and energy efficient windows with built in screens and it seems they are doing a great job although we haven’t really had much of a “winter” yet. We greeted more guests than ever in 2015 that were visiting the Firelight Inn for the first time. We also enjoyed our returning guests that choose to stay with us time and time again.
Now back to the cookie story. For some odd reason, Innkeeper Joy decided to keep track of how many cookies she baked in 2015 by making a tally on her breakfast menu calendar. There were chocolate chip cookies, Firelight sugar cookies (which seem to be the favorite), peanut butter cookies (that son Matthew enjoyed when he visited from Texas), gluten free chocolate chip cookies (made today for our gluten free weekend guests), Chai Latte chocolate cookies, Christmas cut out cookies (each frosted and sprinkled), Russian tea cakes, raisin oatmeal cookies (Innkeeper Jim made those), English Toffee cookies (also made by Jim), and Andes Mint cookies for Christmas.
The final total is 153 dozen cookies which translates into 1836 cookies enjoyed by all. We know the innkeepers ate way too many!
Enjoy the recipe for the delicious Firelight sugar cookies is as follows:
Cream together 1 cup sugar, 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 cup butter (softened), 3 eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla. Mix together 5 cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon cream of tartar. Mix together and roll balls of dough in sugar and press down slightly on cookie sheet with your favorite cookie press. Bake 8-9 minutes at 350 degrees for a soft delicious cookie. Note: the additional egg is the key to a delicious soft cookie!
Innkeeper Joy has decided to keep track of how many loads of laundry she does in 2016. Stay tuned for that number next year. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Duluth!
Happy New Year from Innkeepers Jim and Joy Fischer
The Firelight Inn on Oregon Creek Bed and Breakfast