Today It was cold out and there was still snow on the ground. Inside however it felt like Spring.
My sink was full of primroses that I had picked up for half price the day before at Wal-Mart.
I had planned on potting them, but alas, I only had a bit of potting soil left from last year.
It was enough to plant a couple of old pyrex bakers with grass seed. I plant pots of grass every year for a touch of ‘Spring Green’.
Then I decided that it was time to make a “Tweet Treat”. Why a tweet treat?
Well, just look at these cute measuring cups I have nestled under my cloche.
Here’s a close up.
And one uncovered for a clearer birds eye view. Hee-hee!
The yellow one is holding pineapple and the blue sugar.
Where did I find these cuties? One day I was at my daughter, Karrah’s house. Knowing how much I love birds she said, “Mom, do you want these bird measuring cups of mine” Did I hear her right, bird measuring cups? You can imagine my delight. She said, that her husband’s grandmother had given them to her and that she never used them. “Are you sure, I asked?” “At least at your house they will be displayed, she replied”. As you can see, they did come home with me. However, I did assure her that if she ever wanted them back they were hers.
I pulled them out today and made one of my favorite cookie recipes.
This recipe belonged to my MIL. Really, I hardly ever make them, and I don’t know why, because I love them.
They are the perfect Spring cookie
The frosting adds a yummy touch.
I am not a milk lover, but a glass of milk with a cookie, YUM! Look at this sweet pitcher. My friend was going to thrift it. I just happen to be at her house that day and she said take it if you want. She even told me that she had made it in ceramics for her grandmother. “Are you sure, there I go again, asking. She said, Yes, I’m trying to dejunk. Oh mercy, I could not pass it up!
Look at my cute little plates that match the dessert tray. Oh T.J. Maxx how I love you!
Notice that there is room for two? That’s in case you’re like me and can’t eat just one
Now for the recipe:
Cream: 1/2 C. Shortening 3/4 C. Sugar
Add: 2 eggs, 1 tsp. Vanilla, 1 C. Crushed Pin. (drained, save juice)
Add: 2 C Flour 2 tsp. Baking Pdr. 1/4 tsp. Salt 1/4 tsp. Baking Soda
Add: 1/2 C. chopped Walnuts
Bake: 10 min. @ 375 degrees
Icing: 3 Tbs. melted Butter, 1 1/2 C Pdrd. Sugar, 1 tsp. Vanilla.
Mix with 3 Tbs. Pineapple juice saved from can
I will be taking some to my FIL because they are one of his favorite cookies.
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