Leon’s Headlines Nov 2: MPI strike ends as workers vote to accept new 4yr contract; working to finalize return-to-work as early as Friday.
-After delivering a record number of hampers to families last year, 1200, Brandon and Westman Christmas Cheer launched its 2023 campaign Wednesday with a firm cap of 1100, due to challenges involving space in the basement of the Library/Arts building and strain on volunteers.
-RCMP say a train derailed in MB after a semi failed to stop at a railway crossing Tuesday on Highway 101 in the RM of Springfield. The oncoming train could not stop in time & derailed over the damaged tracks.
-WHL makes neck guards mandatory following death of Adam Johnson, a former NHLer’s who had his neck cut by an opponent’s skate during a game in England. NHL says talks with the players’ union on neck protection are ongoing.
-The Royal Canadian Legion Brandon Branch #003 will hold a Remembrance Day Service 10:45 am on Nov 11th at the Keystone Centre.
-Randy Bachman, Burton Cummings sue former bandmates, allege ‘imposters’ touring under Guess Who name to ensure band’s legacy ‘restored & preserved’.
-A gathering today at Brandon’s Calvary Temple on 34th Street to remember beloved restauranteur Ben Hernandez, who died unexpectedly in late Sept at the age of 61.
-Prince George downs Wheat Kings 3-2 in OT, tonight the Jets visit Vegas.
HAPPY COOKIE MONSTER DAY!
Lindy’s Dark Chocolate Cranberry Orange Slice and Bake Cookies
Dark Chocolate Cranberry Orange Slice and Bake Cookies are perfect for holiday baking! Loaded with dried cranberries and fresh orange zest, these cookies are dunked in dark chocolate.
PREP TIME 10 minutes
COOK TIME 12 minutes
Refrigerator TIME 3 hours to 5 days
SERVINGS 2 dozen cookies
- 4 ounces unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
- 1 teaspoon orange zest, finely grated
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 large egg, at room temperature
- 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 8 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
- sparkling sugar, optional
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or in a large bowl using a handheld electric mixer, combine the butter, orange zest, and sugar and beat on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy. Add in the vanilla. Add in the egg and beat until combined. Add in the flour and dried cranberries and beat until just combined. Your dough should be stiff.
- Sprinkle 2 Tablespoons of flour over a clean work surface. Scrape the cookie dough onto the surface and gently knead it for 30 seconds. Divide the dough in half, then roll each portion of cookie dough into a log that’s roughly 2″ in diameter. Roll each log in turbinado sugar, if using. Then wrap each log tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours (or up to 5 days).
- When you’re ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees (F). Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat baking mat.
- Remove the dough from the fridge and place it on a cutting board. Using a sharp knife, slice the logs of cookie dough into 1/4″ rounds.
- Place the cookies 1/2″ apart on the prepared baking sheet, and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until lightly golden.
- Remove the oven and place the pan on a cooling rack. Cool for at least 15 minutes before removing.
- In the meantime, make the chocolate coating.
- Melt the chopped chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave. If using the microwave method, place the chopped chocolate in a medium heat-proof bowl. Melt in the microwave, on low power, in 15 second increments, stirring after each increment until completely melted and smooth.
- Dip each cookie halfway into the chocolate then return to the lined baking sheet.
- Sprinkle wet chocolate with with turbinado sugar and additional orange zest, if desired.
- Allow the chocolate to set before serving. To speed this up, place the baking sheet into the refrigerator.
- Once set, serve and enjoy!
And Don’t Forget HOLIDAY SMILE COOKIES ARE COMING to TIMS!
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