Granny’s cook­book.

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June McInnes

The McLeod River Post

I wanted to do some­thing sim­ple this year, sim­ple but fun.

Last year we didn’t have very much time or re­sources to make much of Hal­loween, so nat­u­rally this year I’d like it to be a lit­tle bet­ter and a lit­tle dif­fer­ent.

This recipe is very easy to make, needs no chill­ing and doesn’t spread when you bake the cook­ies off.

Cookie cut -outs

3 cups of all-pur­pose flour 2 tea­spoons of bak­ing pow­der 1 cup of gran­u­lated white sugar 1/2 tea­spoon of salt

1 tea­spoon of vanilla ex­tract 1 cup of but­ter

1 egg Method

Cream the but­ter and sugar to­gether, add the egg and beat till pale yel­low.

In an­other bowl com­bine the flour and salt and bak­ing pow­der.

S tart adding the wet in­gre­di­ents to the dry but by bit, mix­ing in be­tween.

Scrape down the bowl and make sure ev­ery­thing is prop­erly mixed. The dough should come to­gether eas­ily, you don’t need to add any wa­ter or milk, just mix it as is.

When ready, lightly flour your sur­face and roll out the dough, choose you cookie cut­ters and start cut­ting them out.

Place your cook­ies on a lightly floured bak­ing tray and put them in the oven for ap­prox. 6-8 min­utes, it may be longer or less de­pend­ing on your oven.

Keep a watch­ful eye on them as they cook fast and can go brown round the edges.

Al­low them to cool on a wire rack.

Now comes the best part ........ dec­o­rat­ing. In past years ex­pe­ri­ence, who doesn’t like home made cook­ies, still warm.


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