Monday, December 19, 2005

Butter Cookies & Thimble Cookies

I found 2 cookie recipes that I don't ever remember eating. But they are simple and don't have many ingredients so I'm putting them down together.

We will be making lots of cookies in the next couple of days. So I may as well make some of these and see if the boys like them. Personally I don't think I'll be eating any Butter Cookies other than a bite to see what they taste like.


Butter Cookies

1 lb oleo (margarine) (uncolored)
3 egg whites
1 1/2 cups sugar
5 1/2 cups flour

Mix in order given. Pinch off in bits and roll to size of walnut. Flatten with fork. Bake in ungreased cookie sheet. 350 degrees until brown on edges.

Thimble Cookies

1 cup butter
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder

Shape into balls 3/4 inch diameter. Press thimble in the center, fill hole with jam and chopped nuts. Bake in 350 degree oven for twenty minutes. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

Friday, December 02, 2005

Devil's Food Drop Cookies

The best cook I've ever known was my grandma M. And now I have my hands on her personal cook book.

What to put down first is the problem now. I found lots of fudge recipes, but I've never cared for fudge. My family likes fudge and the book these recipes are in is in pretty bad shape so I will be putting them down soon.

But first I'm going to do the cookie recipes. There aren't very many of them probably because grandma had lots of cookie cookbooks so why write it down. But the cookies are my favorite so they go down first.

So for those of you who searched for fudge and found me. Sorry no fudge this time, maybe next week.

1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1 ounce squares of bakers chocolate
2 cups sifted flour
1/2 teaspoon soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sour cream
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Mix together ingredients. Drop from teaspoon 2 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees 10 minutes or until done. Remove from cookie sheet and let cool. Frost.

Frosting

1/4 cup butter or margarine,softened
2 tablespoons cocoa
2 teaspoons instant coffee
dash salt
Slowly cream in 1 cup powdered sugar. Add 2 cups powdered sugar, 3 tablespoons milk 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla. Beat till smooth.