Our Easter Table
This recipe is amazing quick and easy to make, very forgiving, and makes a lot of cookies, which is never a problem for long.This recipe comes from my grandmother, who worked as a nurse and who didn't have time for "foolin' around" when it came to food.
2/3 cup cooking oil (I use canola, my grandmother used lard. Don't use lard, because ... it's lard.)
2 tsp vanilla (or more if you love vanilla)
1 tsp grated lemon rind (or 1/4 tsp lemon extract)
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups flour (I sometimes use 1 cup unbleached flour and 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour. This makes the cookies crumbly but I love cookie crumbles.Use only unbleached flour if making sandwich cookies.)
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt (can be omitted)
Place the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Add the cooking oil, vanilla, lemon extract and eggs and mix well (easy to mix). Mixture will be oily. Pat a palm sized amount into the shape of a cookie and place on a baking sheet 3" apart. Bake at 400 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.
These cookies make a great base for all sorts of sandwich cookies because they are all close to the same size. So fill with frosting, marshmallow, ice cream, whipped cream or my favorite, peanut butter and jam.Yum.
So dear readers, do you have a favorite recipe from a favorite relative?
And here's hoping everyone has a delicious and fun