From the cookbook


This week, I’d like to share with you some of my favorite recipes from my cookbook.

Pat’s Old-Fashioned
Tea Cakes
1 3/4 cups sugar
2 sticks margarine
2 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup Crisco oil
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla

Cream margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat well. Add all other ingredients and mix well. Drop dough the size of a walnut on an ungreased cookie sheet. Mash flat with the bottom of a glass that has been coated with sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-11 minutes or until lightly browned.
Andy’s Note: Pat Davidson is a cousin of mine who lives in Piedmont. Pat, this is absolutely a great recipe! Thanks for sharing it with me.

Frances’ Oatmeal
Lace Cookies
1 1/2 cups oats
1 stick margarine, melted
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon
baking powder
1 tablespoon flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon
vanilla flavoring
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Pour melted margarine over oats. Add all other ingredients and mix well. Drop by tablespoon on a foil-lined cookie sheet. Be sure and separate cookies far apart on foil or they will run together. Do not remove from foil until completely cool and then peel off. Be sure they are brown. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
Andy’s Note: This was Frances Blackwell’s sig-nature cookie at Eastside Presbyterian Church. She was a beautiful lady and a fabulous cook!
More from the cookbook next week.

Happy cooking, Andy

“Southern Cooking with Andy Bedwell” may be purchased at The Messenger at 1957 Rainbow Drive.

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