Thursday, December 9, 2010

Cookies Day 15 - Pecan Yummies

Today in NOTL:  Cold with a high of 24F/-4C under sunny skies. 

Hectic isn't the word for this week.  Deb has been looking for a qualified repairman to get the van ready for provincial certification, now that she owns it.  Or maybe getting a different used van.  Or not.  It's been a scary week of juggling options and costs and pros and cons and we'll be glad when it's all said and done, whatever *it* is.

I got a call from a friend who has been battling serious illness for two years.  She got her doctors to send her home but she is so exhausted from fighting so long.  Hard not to worry about her, though she keeps saying everything is ok.  Prayers and angels her way.

And in the midst of it all, getting ready for Christmas, making packages to send to family, goodies to offer for sale this weekend, when we'll be open 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Pecan Yummies
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup margarine, softened
3 eggs
3 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup chopped pecans

Oven 375F.

1.  In large mixing bowl, cream sugars, shortening, and eggs; set aside.
2.  In second bowl, sift or stir dry ingredients together
3.  Add to creamed sugar mixture about 1/3 buttermilk then 1/3 flour mixture, combining till smooth.  Repeat with remaining milk and flour.
4.  Stir nuts into mixture.
5.  Drop onto cookie sheet prepared with paper or non-stick spray.
6.  Bake at 375F for 8-10 minutes.

Use any type nuts desired, or susbstitute dried fruits, cherries, coconut, chips etc.
Frost if desired. 

Art for today is a blue pear on vintage paper, a page from Kipling.

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