Monday, 18 October 2010

More Recipes From My Autumnal Kitchen

What's better with a hearty bowl of soup or stew than cornbread?   And what's the best part of cornbread?    Those crisp outer edges, of course.   This recipe gives you that crisp outer edge through out each piece.   We also like these with chili or topped with creamed chicken.  They freeze beautifully; just be sure you cool them completely on a baking rack before freezing.
 
Corn Meal Waffles                              

1 egg
1 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups self-rising corn meal
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons sugar (optional)

Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions.   Break egg into bowl and beat.   Add remaining ingredients; beat until smooth.   Bake in hot waffle iron.
 from the Martha White Southern Baking Book

Snickerdoodles
When I was a little girl, one of my favorite authors was Beverly Cleary.    It seemed that it was not unusual for the mothers in those books to have cookies on hand for an after-school snack and snickerdoodles seemed to be especially common.    My mom often had homemade cookies for me, too, but she never made this particular cookie and I never tasted one until I was an adult.   I was rather disappointed in them, but then I found this recipe.   These are buttery -delicious and easy to make with the children.   They love to roll them in the sugar-cinnamon mixture!   Use colored sugars for extra holiday fun.

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup butter, softened                                                              
2 eggs
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt

Sugar Mixture:
3 Tbsp. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

Heat oven to 400 degrees.  Combine all cookie ingredients in large mixer bowl.   Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well-mixed (2 to 4 min.).

Stir together 3 Tbsp. sugar and cinnamon in small bowl.

Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into 1 inch balls; roll in sugar mixture.   Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.   Bake for 8 to 10 min. or until edges are lightly browned.
from Land O Lakes Holiday Cookies

3 comments:

  1. Yum! I'll have to try your Snickerdoodles recipe. I tried one from Betty Crocker and wasn't too pleased with it.

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  2. Yes, this is the only snickerdoodle I like!

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  3. I'll try these the next time my daughter comes to visit. Snickerdoodles are her very favorite.

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