Monday, May 28, 2012

1500 (Almost)

All it takes is two more blog readers, and then I will have had 1500 hits in four months on this blogspot!

That is actually about how many hits per day our Dutch apartment gets on And it has been up for sale since March 2010. The actual webviewers of the apartment per day averages around 30, and that is what I would love to have per day viewing my Wetcreek blog.

There are lots of ways to let people know you are out there writing, but I am still trying to keep it friendly and not so busy with ads, etc. I write for the pleasure of writing and publishing my mom's recipes for her family.

If you are number 1500 and friend or family, let me know. You are entitled to a prize. Just check the counter at the bottom of the blog.

In the meantime, have a good holiday today. ( when you are retired, after 37 years of teaching, every day is a holiday! )

Date Oatmeal Cookies (Memaw's)

1 1/2 cups sifted flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon allspice
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
3 eggs ( well beaten)
1/2 cup milk
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup chopped dates
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup nuts (chopped)

Combine flour, baking powder, salt, soda, and spices. Sift twice.
Cream butter and gradually add sugar and then cream until light and fluffy.
Add the beaten eggs to the creamed mixture and stir in the oats and milk.
Sift flour over dates, coconut, and nuts. Mix well.
Stir into oatmeal mixture. Mix thoroughly.
Drop by small tablespoonful onto lightly greased cookie sheet 3 inches apart.
Bake in 350 degrees F oven about 10 to 12 minutes or until delicately brown.
Makes 3 dozen cookies.

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