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.


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!




  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

  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.


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

  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.