Archive for November, 2008

Sugar Plums

1 cup butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup ground walnuts
1/4 cup quick rolled oats
30 maraschino cherries

1. In a large bowl, beat butter, sugar and vanilla until creamy.
2. In a separate bowl sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add to creamed mixture and mix thoroughly. Stir in walnuts and rolled oats. Dough may be a little stiff. Shape into balls around cherries.
3. Bake on lightly greased cookie sheets at 325*F for 15 minutes; cool slightly on wire rack. Roll in powdered sugar while still warm.

Makes about 30 cookies.

Molassas Cookies

From JeffE

This one I used at The Afterdark

24 oz Butter

24 oz Crisco

74 oz (4 lbs 10 oz) Granulated Sugar

24 oz Molasses

Mix Well, then add:

9 eggs

Mix Well, then add:

8 oz Flour

1/2 c Baking Soda

2 T Ginger

2 T Cloves

2 T Salt

3 T Cinnamon

Mix well, then add:

5 lbs Flour

Bake at 350 degrees

10 – 12 minutes

Savory Scones

This one I used at The Afterdark

2 1/2 cups flour

1 tbsp sugar

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

6 tbsp (1/3 cup) butter

1 cup veggie of your choice ( I usually use one or more of the following: Spinach, jalapenos, cheese, tomato, fresh basil, fresh sage, black olives, or scallions)

1/2 – 3/4 c milk

Mix first 4 ingredients, cut in butter.  Add veggie(s) of choice.   Stir in milk then kneed lightly on floured surface.   Pat out to approx 1 inch thickness.  Use cookie cutter or glass to cut out rounds.  Bake at 350 degrees on ungreased cookie sheet for 13-17 minutes.

I usually get between 6 -8 scones depending on how many veggies I added.