Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Mastering the Drop Cookie

Too busy to write anything yesterday. Three of our porches are now clean, and I learned about Organic Gardening at my class last night.

Now for some cookie dough making from Just Plain Cooking:

Master Drop Cookie (Memaw's)

2 cups sifted flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup soft shortening
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 unbeaten eggs
1 tablespoon milk

Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
Cream together until light and fluffy the shortening, sugar, and vanilla.
Add eggs one at a time. Beat vigorously. Stir in milk.
Add flour mixture about 1/4 at a time, mixing well after each addition.
Drop by teaspoons 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheet.
Bake in 375 degree F oven for 12 minutes or until brown. Remove while warm.
Makes 4 dozen cookies.

Chocolate Chip Cookie-
Fold 1 cup chocolate chips and 1/2 cup pecans into dough. Bake as directed above.
Spice Cookies-
Sift with flour mixture 1 teaspoon each cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Bake as directed above.
Raisin Cookies-
Fold 1/2 cup raisins into dough. Bake as directed above.

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