Baking this week got me wondering where folks go now for recipes?
Block for a table runner I am working on but doubt I'll have ready for Christmas!
It used to be they were traded on little cards. You would get them from friends or relatives.
Who most likely got them from friends, relatives, coworkers, newspapers, magazines or cookbooks.
So for the rest of the season I will stick with the tried and true....like my Chocolate Mint Snowtops (recipe to follow.) This recipe is in my family's cookbook that we put together a few years ago. We attributed it to my cousin Barbara. When she saw it was she surprised! "Are they any good?" she asked. When we told her they were a favorite she said "then of course they are mine!" In reality she doesn't ever remember making them! It may be that the Barbara on the recipe card was a friend of on of my sisters...we'll never know!
Chocolate Mint Snowtops
1-1/2 cups flour
1 10-ounce package mint chocolate chips (I use Hershey's)
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
6 Tablespoons butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt then set aside.
Over hot water, melt 1 cup of mint morsels. Stir until smooth. In a large blow, beat sugar and butter until creamy. Add melted mint morsels and vanilla. Beat in eggs then gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in remaining 1/2 cup mint morsels. Wrap dough in plastic wrap. Refrigerate until firm.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in confectionery sugar. Place on un-greased cookie sheet (I use parchment since it make cleaning so much easier!) Bake 10-12 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes on cookie sheet. Cool. Makes 4-5 dozen
Store in an airtight container. If the cookies get hard put a piece of bread in the container for a few hours and they will soften up. (Do not store these cookies with other cookies...the mint flavor will transfer!)