July 27, 2012
Scotch Shortbread

BEST recipe ever! I've been carrying it around in my purse since last November and I just know I'm going to lose it. Here it is. By the way, I got the recipe from King-of-Fools and his wife. I hope this recipe turns out well. its possible it turns out better for them because they're such "sweet" people. (My grandmothers apple pie was like that. Her's always tasted a little different/better, and I spent years watching/analyzing. Not that I'd be neurotic enough to even try using the same soap and hand-lotion she did ;) But the point is that this is TRULY an amazing cookie.

1 pound butter (if you are the kind of person that wants to substitute margarine, I can't help you)
1 cup granulated sugar
5 cups flour (1/2 cup less for soft cookies)

Cream butter and sugar, add flour
Spread evenly on cookie sheet, prick with a fork
Bake at 275 for 40 minutes (watch not too brown)

Cut while hot, about 10 minutes out of the oven.

These are amazing. Supposedly they are better the second day, although for the life of me its unbelieveable that they'd last that long. Maybe if I made them while the kids were at school,or secretly locked them in the trunk of my husbands car so he took them to the office with him.

Slaw Recipe (before I forget)

This is the one I got from Marsh at the PEO meeting. It doesn't have mayo but still tastes like slaw!

2 lbs cabbage shredded
1 large cucumber (seeded and chopped fine)
1/2 medium onion
2 shredded carrots
1 green bell pepper (chopped)

3/4 cup white vinegar
1/2 safflower oil
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
4 t salt