Saturday, December 27, 2008

Choosing Joy...In the kitchen with Grandma!

My girls were really looking forward to spending some time in the kitchen with Grandma. My grandmother is one of the best cooks I know. Today, it brought me great joy to watch my girls - especially Taryn (I was the same age as her when I lived with my grandmother) - in the kitchen with her. They baked some Scotties - THE BEST COOKIE EVER - they are kind of like brownies, but not...LOL, they baked some Christmas sugar cookies that are so moist and cake like (secret is the sour cream) and she even made dinner. Grandma's famous fried chicken. Mmmmm... Life is good!
I thought I'd share the recipe for Scotties...if you make 'em - let me know!
1/2 cup Butter
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 cup White Sugar
1 Egg
1 cup Flour
1 cup Chopped Walnuts
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 Tbsp. Baking Powder
First melt butter and both sugars in a sauce pan (about 5 minutes) being careful not to burn it. Let cool for about 10 minutes.
Add to mixing bowl and add the rest of the ingredients.
Stir until mixed thoroughly.
Line an 8x8 square pan with foil. Make sure it's long enough so that you can lift the edges (see picture).
Pour the batter and make sure it is level.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes. Check with a toothpick - done when it comes out clean.
When it has cooled, pull it out of pan using the foil and then cut into squares and enjoy!


Traci said...

That post just made my mouth water. The cookies look amazing and your recipe sounds awesome for the Scotties.

And do you know I've never had Korean food? I was reading your above post on the bbq place and I'm thinking I need to find a Korean restaurant soon..

TrulyBlessed said...

ok, i LOVE this post!!! The sugar cookies are delicious! Those are my favorite cookies in the world! The pictures are so cute of the girls! Adorable! I wish I was there!