Hello, everyone. I just finished doing my list of 100 Things About Diane. Whew!! I never thought it would be that hard to come up with that many things about me. If you get bored and don't finish it, I don't blame you. I was getting bored with myself there toward the end of it. There's a link over in the side bar for anyone who's a glutton for punishment. I also promised Addie my sugar cookie recipe, so I'll go ahead and put that at the bottom of this post. I had started a recipe blog and put up the link on here, but it won't let me edit any of my recipes right now. I don't know what the problem is with it. I may have to just delete that one and start a new one. I have good intentions, but I have been so busy lately that I haven't had time to do some things I wanted to get done.
I promised to cook a special dinner for Jessica and Jason today, for her graduation, so I will be busy with that most of the day today. She wants meatloaf and creamed potatoes, green beans, corn, and for dessert, Mama's homemade cheesecake. Then, graduation is at 7 pm, so there goes most of my day right there. I'll make the cheesecake after I post this so it can ripen a little. I'll probably go ahead and make the meatloaf, too, and put it in the fridge till time to cook it. I hope everything turns out okay. Usually if I'm cooking for anything special, something disastrous happens. Let's hope not this time, since I want it to be really special for Jessica and Jason.
Well, I will post this and get some of my prep work done for tomorrow, then it's to bed for me. If I manage to snag some free time tomorrow, I'll try to post something, or it may be tomorrow night after graduation. Hope everyone has a great Friday, and a wonderful weekend. Blessings to all.
1 cup shortening
2 cups sifted plain flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 cup sifted confectioners sugar
2 tsp. good vanilla
1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
1/2 tsp. salt
Cream together shortening, sugar, egg, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Sift together flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt and add to shortening mixture in thirds, blending well after each addition. It's not necessary to chill this dough, but if it's too soft to work with, you may chill it for an hour or overnight if you wish before baking cookies. The less you work with this dough, the better they are. To bake: roll with your hands into quarter-sized balls, then flatten on foil-lined cookie sheets with a smooth-bottomed glass dipped in a little oil, then into granulated sugar. Bake at 350-375 degrees until edges are lightly browned. Cool on wire racks and store any leftovers in an airtight container. Makes about 4-5 dozen cookies.
These are my favorite cookies. I've made them since I was about 10 years old, so long ago I've forgotten where I got the recipe. Enjoy.