Archive for the ‘Cookies’ Category

Meme’s Sand Tarts

August 6, 2009

These were always on the Christmas cookie tray.  They are Tia Kathy’s favorites.

2 sticks butter

6 T. powdered sugar  (1/4 c. + 2 T.)

1 ¼ c. chopped pecans

1 T. water

1 ½ t. vanilla

1 ½ c. sifted flour

Cream sugar, butter, water and vanilla.  Add flour, then pecans.

Form into crescent shape.  Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 350 degrees in middle top of oven.  Bake for approximately 15 minutes, or until lightly browned on top.  (Guard against over-browning on bottom).

Remove from cookie sheet and roll each baked cookie in powdered sugar to coat.


Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

August 6, 2009

Tia Susan got this recipe in 1983 (year Amy was born) in Colorado.  These cookies quickly became a grandkid favorite on the Christmas cookie tray.

1 ¾ c. flour

½ t. salt

1 t. baking soda

½ c. shortening

½ c. white sugar

½ c. brown sugar, firmly packed

½ c. peanut butter (use cheapest variety available for smoothness)

1 egg, beaten

2 T. milk

1 t. vanilla

Extra sugar for rolling

Hershey chocolate kisses

Combine all ingredients except kisses.  Blend well at low speed.  Shape into balls, using a rounded teaspoon.  Roll each ball in additional sugar.  Place on ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

Remove from oven and top each cookie immediately with Hershey kiss, pressing down firming so cookie cracks around edge.

Lace Cookies

January 7, 2009

These Lace Cookies were a childhood favorite of mine and a Mama Kay specialty.  The recipe says they come from Elizabeth McAshen.  My mom shared that Mama Kay tried them at a party Elizabeth had and liked them so much she started making them regularly.   They are incredibly delicious and delicate, but make sure that you use parchment paper are they will be a disaster.  

This recipe makes a ton since you use such little batter per cookie.  FYI, the batter melts like a liquid first in the oven then the “stuffs” spread out too.  Watch them carefully while the cook and leave lots of room for them to spread out (as you will notice in the picture, some of my first batch “merged” into single cookies).


Lace Cookies

2 sticks of butter

1 c. sugar

1 c. brown sugar

1 t. vanilla

2 eggs

2 c. rolled oats (finely chopped)

1 t. baking powder

1 c. finely chopped pecans



Mix ingredients in order.  Picture of batter below.



Drop a TINY bit onto cookie sheet lined with parchment paper — they really spread out as they bake.  Bake 6-10 minutes at 375*.  Remove sheet of parchment from baking sheet and cool.  Then remove cookies.  I like mine the most when they entire thing is darker brown — a few minutes before they’d burn.  They’re really crisp then, but also yummy chewier. 



Lotta’s Crunches

December 28, 2008