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... formerly known as Strider. It’s an old joke instigated by a girlfriend back in college. I used to be seen hiking through the snow wearing a floppy hat and carrying a walking staff ... the whole thing. Much has changed since then.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Melt In Your Mouth Cookies

There are sugar cookies and then there are sugar cookies.
This cookie is like making a Martini by showing the Gin bottle the Vermouth.
Only enough flour is used so that the sugar is formed into a cookie.

½ cup butter (or oleo)
1 cup brown sugar (packed)
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
¾ cup sifted flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
½ cup chopped nuts (optional)

Mix well and drop a teaspoon onto cookie pan.
Bake at 400° F for 5 minutes.
These cookies become very flat when they are baked. Makes about 8 dozen cookies.

One could use a tablespoon for the measure, but then you could only eat one cookie without going into sugar shock.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Grandma Hop's Raisin Cookies

Back to cookies.
This is a spice/raisin cookie. The date on this recipe is August 1951.

1 cup butter (or oleo)
1½ cup white sugar
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
½ tsp ground cloves
2 tsp cinnamon
2 level tsp baking soda in ¼ cup hot water
3¼ cup flour
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup ground raisins

Mix well and drop a tablespoon onto cookie pan.
Bake at 400° F for 9 to 10 minutes.
Makes 6 to 7 dozen cookies.

You may wish to soak the raisins in hot water before grinding them.
My mom used a cast iron meat grinder to grind the raisins. I now use a similar attachment on my food processor.