Linderhof


Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas


Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Not Hard As a Rock But Shaped Like a Brick . . .

Our little town on the prairie used to make bricks. In fact, it was a BIG industry at one time. Think bricks for the Panama Canal. Think bricks for the Indianapolis Speedway. All of those bricks came from Ft. Scott.

And as all brickmakers did in that area -- they stamped their name ON the brick!

But this isn't a decorating post -- it's a Foodie post because today is Foodie Friday.

And it isn't about a Food Trainwreck either -- cookies that came out as hard as those bricks and were inedible . . .

No, it's about cookies that came out shaped like a brick . . .
And like the real bricks imprinted with the name Ft Scott.
They're a shortbread which I colored to make them look more brick like (rather than sandstone like)
They're made with a special cookie cutter that I badly wanted but couldn't justify the price just so I could imprint "lavande" on my lavender shortbread.
But our Tourists Visitors Center gives cookies away to our visitors. And what better cookie to give than one which reminds them of our brick factories and our brick streets. For THAT reason, I could justify the cost of the cookie cutter.
I do think the cookies have a good resemblance to the real bricks. And, when I make lavender shortbread, I can use the cutter to imprint them as well!

It's Foodie Friday, so please join Michael at Designs by Gollum and see what everyone has been cooking this week!

18 comments:

susan said...

Loved this! Very interesting! Must be some cookie cutter :)

Poppedijne said...

What a great idea!! You could make birthday cookies with this idea and cookies for a christening.

Chandy said...

Great idea! They look great! Good morning and thank you for sharing!

Mine's over at my fam blog:

http://complicatedsimplicity96.blogspot.com

Southerncook said...

Oh Martha, what a GREAT post. Now where did you find the cookie cutter?

Carolyn

Cathy said...

I just bought this cookie cutter and can't wait to use it. Your brick cookies are perfect for the occasion.

Happy Foodie Friday!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

You bought it! Good for you and what a perfect use for it ;)

Mary said...

Lavender shortbread sounds delicious and I love your "brick" cookie cutter. You are the primo Fort Scott booster. I hope they appreciate you.

Lori E said...

Oh Martha we can always justify a new kitchen gadget or tool. We have to eat don't we?

Country Dreaming said...

Martha--

Cute cookies--they do look a lot like bricks.

Have a great weekend!

Melinda

ButterYum said...

What a cute idea!

Flat Creek Farm said...

That idea is pure genius! And what cute little brick shortbread cookies they are :) -Tammy

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a great cookie cutter! Wouldn't it be neat to have one with your name on it?

Nancy Jane said...

Your 'bricks' are wonderful. Hope you're planning on posting the lavendar shortbread... Nancy

Bill said...

Hi Martha,
What a clever idea! You're definitely a very talented lady!

It was really nice to hear from you today! Hope your weekend is an enjoyable one!

Bye for now,
Bill

DebraJ said...

VERY cute cookies!! I have the Brigette cookie cutter and was planning on using it this weekend. Did you buy yours from that nice German man on Ebay? He sent me an email about some domino shaped and dotted cookie cutters he's started carrying. Haven't caved yet but oh my gosh they are sooo cute!!

Martha said...

Yes, I did -- he is nice and I was amazed at how quickly they came.

Pondside said...

Very cute!
Most of all I like the way you justify your purchase .... sounds like a quite sensible and well-warranted purchase to me!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

What a cute idea to give a brick shaped cookie to visitors. So clever of you~ ~Ahrisha~ ~