Friday, March 22, 2013

Best Cookies Ever - Updates

Before leaving to Texas to help with my Dad this past visit, I made one of his favorite cookies.  A cookie his father used to make him as a kid.   If you like butter cookies, this recipe is to out of this world.

Butter Cookies
¾ cup sugar
2 sticks unsalted butter
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
¼ teaspoon salt
1 large egg yolk
2 cups all purpose flour

Beat butter, sugar, salt and vanilla together until creamy.  Mix in egg yolk.  Add flour and mix until incorporated, scrape down the sides of bowl.  Place entire cookie mix onto wax paper and roll cookie mix into a log.  Wrap into wax paper, then wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour or so.  Remove from refrigerator and cut into same size pieces, place each cut cookie onto a cookie sheet and bake at 325 degrees.  Bake until edges turn golden and remove from pan to cool on cookie racks. 

**Bulldog Man rates these cookies with 4 paws.





Updates to the celery and parsnip ends placed in water.


Celery bottoms in water (beginning)



Celery after a couple of weeks in water



Parsnip tops placed in water (beginning)


Parsnip tops later placed in cans with potting soil, doing well

Gardening for all of us is just around the corner, that is, once the weather decides to cooperate.  Every one of us is biting at the bit to get outside and start planting.  Are you ready?


  1. Thanks for the Butter cookie recipe. Hope you don't mind, but I pinned it. Great job on the celery & parsnip starts.

  2. This is so timely. I have an organic celery 'end' waiting for this treatment. I bet you could do carrot tops to let go to bloom and gather seeds.

    1. Last year I did celery this way and had all kinds of luck so I decided to do it again this year. I'm pretty sure carrot tops would work the same way.

  3. You can never go wrong with sugar cookies.

    1. JMG,

      Sugar and butter cookies are the best. No you can't go wrong with either.

  4. Those cookies look good and sound easy enough for even me to make.

    1. Gail,

      The cookies are really good and the recipe is so easy. Of course you can make them!!!

  5. No. No I'm not ready. This was the perfect day to rake all the mulch back, then dig in some miracle grow soil for planting. But did I do it?

    No. I came to your blog.

  6. Little butter or sugar cookies are my favorite. I do not have much of a sweet tooth, but once in a while a nice cookie with tea makes me very happy.

  7. How much flour do I use in the butter cookies? They look great!

    1. I can't believe I forgot to include the amount of flour. 2 cups!!!

      Thank you for bringing this to my attention.