Buttery Crescents

At first, I thought this recipe was for the airy croissant roll with laminated layers of dough, but instead, this is a cookie. I suspect my friend Diane B probably knows what they are as she is the holiday baking queen (at least when we were kids). There appear to be a number of variations … Continue reading

Whoopie Pies

    Further Reading What Is A Whoopie Pie – via CapeWhopies.com  Whoopie Pies – via Wikipedia What is a Whoopie Pie, Really? – via TasteofHome.com

Oatmeal Crisps

These are similar to oatmeal cookies, but the chilling of the dough and thin slicing will give you a nice, crispy cookie. Oatmeal Crisps  1 c shortening 1 c Brown sugar 1 c granulated sugar 2 beaten eggs 1 teas vanilla 1 1/2 c flour 1 teas salt 1 teas soda 3 c quick cooking … Continue reading

Sugar n’ Spice Cookies

They aren’t quite sugar plums dancing in visions, but sugar & spice cookies would be lovely for Christmas. Really, you can’t go wrong with a tag line of They’re spicy, they’re crisp…they’re sugar-coated. Sugar n’ Spice Cookies Mix together thoroughly: 3/4 cup soft shortening 1 cup sugar 1 egg 1/4 cup molasses Sift together and … Continue reading

Butterscotch Wafers

Today’s recipe for Butterscotch Wafers reminds me how much of cooking is chemistry. Why, you ask? Well, this recipe calls for cream of tartar. Many recipes that use egg whites also call for cream of tartar, but many of us don’t know why. It’s just something about making the egg whites rise nicely, right? So … Continue reading