Thursday, May 31, 2012

Rain? Will it come our way?

Water. Water. Clear water.

We need some rain. In our pond. On our levees. On our grass. On our trees. On our flowers. On my veggie garden. Yesterday we thought the rain was coming our way, but the clouds just disappeared. Maybe later today? Let's hope so. We need it.

In the meantime, we will keep watering what we can. Around 7:30 am I saw three sprinkles on the back porch. That is not enough to help. We have an irrigation system on the front porch and in our veggie garden. And then we hand water the rest of the vegetation that we want to keep alive.

Instead of rolling out the hoses, let's roll out the cookies from Just Plain Cooking.

Roll-out Cookies (Memaw's)

1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 3/4 cups flour

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar with an electric mixer. Beat in egg and vanilla. Mix baking powder with flour. Add one cup at a time, mixing after each addition.
The dough will be very stiff. Blend last flour in by hand. Do not chill dough.
Roll out on floured board to 1/4 inch thick. Cut with cookie cutter. Bake on cookie sheet until golden brown.
Dough may be tinted. Add food coloring until desired color.

For chocolate cookies, stir in 3 ounces melted unsweetened chocolate.

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