I did my third show this week at the Lockport Branch of the Des Plaines Valley Library District last night, and it was the Nostalgia Foods (history of candy). Great fun. I go to another branch there in a week or so for Fall Flavors, and many of the audience last night plans to attend, I hope. They were very enthusiastic and had great stories to share. My voice is a bit gone today, but it was well worth it this week!
Another from the Tabletop It!
Chocolate Skillet Butter Cookies: "Butter makes these extra-good-the skillet makes them extra-easy!"
1/2 cup Land O Lakes Sweet Cream Butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs, well beaten
1/4 cup cold full-strength brewed coffee
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup unsifted all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1/2 cup flaked coconut, if desired
4 dozen chocolate candy wafers
Preheat West Bend Electric Buffet Skillet or Griddle at 300 degrees. In mixing bowl cream butter and sugar. Add eggs; mix well. Stir in coffee and vanilla. Add flour and cocoa; stir until all ingredients are well blended. Stir in walnuts and coconut. Drop batter by teaspoonfuls onto hot skillet. Bake, uncovered, for 4 minutes. Turn; top with chocolate wafers. Bake an additional 4 minutes. Spread melted wafer for frosting. Remove and cool cookies. Makes about 4 dozen.
So - fried cookies? Yum.
I read Chris Grabenstein's new one this week, The Smoky Corridor. This is one of his YA titles, and I loved it as I have loved the others. And not just because he put in a Mrs. Alessio!