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, March 3, 2016

A Morning of Cookies!

Today was a busy day at Linderhof . .  .
It's the "Sewing Group" this afternoon
(and you bring a treat because we sew the afternoon and a good part of the night away)
at 6:30, our Garden Club is hosting
"The Butterfly Lady"
From Linn County
for our Annual Public Forum

When you have a Public Forum,
They expect treats
(at least here on the prairie they do)

And so I spent the morning making cookies

My regular cut out cookies
But I used a new "cutter"
Or rather a stamper
It imprints an image onto the cookie

And then you can color or paint them.
I've not done it before and so limited myself to 12 --
in case it didn't work out!

But work out it did!
Almost like a miniature water color on each cookie!
Now I wish I had done the whole two dozen!

But instead, I took the same dough and cut out circles

Which I frosted with the black and white glaze
(as you can see I didn't use a measure or painter's tape -- although my lines are fairly straight, the "white" certainly took up more space than the "black"!

Cookies all plated and ready to be taken.
Another plate of black and whites are also ready.
They're for the Sewing Group.

And after the cookie baking, and a leftover lunch of
Hazellwood's Smoked Gouda Hash Browns made into a wonderful potato soup,
and cleaning the cookie mess and the luncheon dishes,
I stopped for tea (a bit early)

A fresh bouquet of tulips
Daughter Sarah and I both adore tulips!
And tea . . . and cookies
(the black and whites -- for I have lots of those!)

I've never made them before.
And not sure why -- they are a really "classy" cookie
And they taste good too.
I love the white and the chocolate.
They're an old New York Deli cookie
And how you eat them says it all about you --
Some eat the white and then the chocolate
While others eat the chocolate and then the white
While still others just eat down the middle of the cookie, getting some white and some chocolate with each bite!

I was that "middle of the road" person!

I hope you come to the program tonight --
Besides a really interesting speaker, there's cookies!!!

It's 6:30 at Fort Scott Community College Round Room

See you there!
(And I don't imagine that I'll be bringing any of these cookies home!)


Pondside said...

Hard as it is to resist an invitation to sew and eat cookies I'll never make it time. E!

Beth said...

Your cookies are so pretty, Martha.
I made your 5 hr oven beef stew this week and it was absolutely WONDERFUL! Best beef stew I have ever eaten.
Thanks for sharing it. Hope your meetings went well.

Canadian Chickadee said...

Your cookies look absolutely fabulous! I love the watercolour effect. Well done, you! xoxox