12 December 2010
We live in Southern Illinois and really don't get snow all that often so it was a real treat to wake up on a Sunday morning to find everything covered with beautiful white snow!
If you have snow where you are...go out and have some fun it. I made this snow angel for a friend in Florida that has never seen snow.
Now I'm off to make some Christmas goodies.
05 December 2010
I have to take 40 cookies to work tomorrow for a cookie exchange, plus I wanted a few for here to freeze for Christmas Eve. Most of the recipes I wanted to do only made 3 or 4 dozen so I pulled out my Grandmothers 1953 copy of Better Homes and Gardens cookbook and found this recipe.
It's a simple recipe, made 75 cookies and they are really tasty.
SOUTHERN CREAM COOKIES
1 CUP SHORTENING
2 CUPS SUGAR
3 WELL BEATEN EGGS
1 TEASPOON VANILLA
1 CUP SOUR CREAM
5 CUPS FLOUR
3 TEASPOONS BAKING POWDER
1 TEASPOON SALT
1/2 TEASPOON BAKING SODA
1 1/2 CUPS CHOPPED WALNUTS
3 TABLESPOONS SUGAR
1 TEASPOON CINNAMON
Cream shortening and sugar; add eggs, vanilla and sour cream; mix well. Sift flour with baking powder, salt and baking soda; add to creamed mixture. Add nuts.
Drop from teaspoon onto baking sheet. Grease the bottom of a small glass; dip into cinnamon sugar mixture; lightly press cookie flat.
Bake in 350 oven for 10-12 minutes or until edges turn a golden brown.
Makes 6 dozen cookies.