The Book Festival is fast approaching, August the 27th. We will have the Book Sale tent, Children’s tent, Friends of the Library tent, and the Cookie Walk!
The Cookie Walk is a win for everyone! For just $5, you can walk from tray to tray and fill a paper bag with cookies, bars, and other goodies. Your money goes to support Youth Programs at the library throughout the year.
The RFL needs your baked goods for our Cookie Walk! Consider donating your favorite bakes. Contact Janice Brehio at Outreach@newport.lib.nh.us to let us know you’re interested in bringing a bake!
Here are some of the baked goods that we librarians made for the Author Event this last Saturday:
Peanut Butter Fudge from Sally Bernier, Assistant Director
Coat a 9×13 pan with butter. Set aside 1 cup each of marshmallow fluff, peanut butter, flour. Boil 4 cups sugar, 1 cup whole milk, 6 tbsp butter for 20 minutes. Take off stove and quickly stir in marshmallow fluff, peanut butter, and flour. Pour into 9×13 pan and place pan on rack to cool. When cooled, cut into squares using a hot knife. (I boil water, pour it over the knife and wipe the knife dry.)
Rock Cakes from Justine Fafara, Library Director
- 8 oz (1 1/2 cups) all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 3 oz (3/4 of a stick) butter
- 3 oz (1/3 cup) sugar
- 2 oz (1/2 cup) currants or golden raisins
- 1 egg
- 2 1/2 oz milk
- (optional: pinch of mixed spice)
Preheat oven to 425°F (215°C)
Line cookie sheets with silicone baking sheets or parchment paper. Sift the flour, baking powder (and mixed spice, if using) and set aside. Cream the butter and sugar until creamy and smooth. Add the egg. Next, mix in the sifted flour and milk. As it comes together, add the dried fruit. Mix just until combined. Do not over mix. With two forks, make “rock-like” cookies on the tray about 2″ apart. They should not be smooth. Sprinkle with a little sugar and bake in the upper part of the oven for about 12 minutes. (It could range from 10 to 15 minutes, depending on your oven.)
original recipe from christina’s cucina
No Bake Bars from Ali Wood, Library Assistant
- 1 cup SUGAR
- 2 tablespoons COCOA, DRY POWDER, UNSWEETENED
- 1/4 cup MILK
- 1/4 cup MARGARINE
- 1/4 cup PEANUT BUTTER
- 1/2 teaspoon VANILLA EXTRACT
- 1 1/2 cups OATS
- 1 pinch SALT
Put sugar, cocoa, milk and margarine on medium heat and cook until mixture comes to a rolling boil Boil for one minute. Remove from heat and cool for one minute. Add the peanut butter, vanilla, oats or oatmeal and salt, stir well. Spread the mix onto a baking sheet, greased and lined. let mixture cool and set. Cut into bars and enjoy!