Sunday, January 23, 2011

Winter Roses & Cookies

Woke up this morning to snow, and lots of it! They even cancelled church. As I was looking out my back patio I saw these roses I had put on my table in the summer and I had to smile thinking how pretty the roses were blooming in the snow!

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Among some other things I did today, I decided I would bake some cookies. The last few times I tried baking cookies, they just weren’t turning out, well this time I made sure I used the stick butter made for baking and that must have been the culprit because they actually turned out this time.

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After I made them, Doug informed me that they were his favorite cookie, who knew? I’ve had the recipe for a long time but I just don’t bake that much. When I decided to make cookies, I remembered this recipe being one of my favorites! Here’s the recipe if you’re interested.

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Pride of Iowa Cookies

1 c white sugar 1 c. brown sugar

1 c oleo 1 tsp. baking soda

2 eggs, beaten 1 tsp. baking powder

1 c coconut 1/2 tsp. salt

2 c oatmeal

2 c flour 1 tsp vanilla

1 c nuts (optional)

Mix together and drop by teaspoon on greased cookie sheet. Bake for 9 minutes at 375.

Doug says they are really good with a glass of cold milk. I had a cup of coffee with mine!

Enjoy!

Mindy

4 comments:

  1. Mindy, Thanks for sharing your cookie recipe. It sounds really good. My name is Becky and I just started a blog. I put a mixture of crafts, recipes and garden photos on it. Hope you can stop by.
    Becky at Ginger Creme Hollow

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  2. Wow! They look like oatmeal cookies in the picture but there's no oatmeal in this recipe.
    They look delicious and I plan to try them. They ought to be good--being Pride of Iowa. I am from Iowa, SE corner.

    ★Linda★

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  3. Cookies from my home state? I have to try these!
    Love the pics of the roses!
    ★Linda★

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  4. Oops, I originally left out the oatmeal in the above recipe but have now gone back and added it. Thank you Linda for making me realize that.

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