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Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Choc-Oat-Chip Cookies

I found this recipe in Nestle Toll House Best-Loved Cookies. These cookies are fabulous with a little change here and there. The first time I made these, I did not have brown sugar on hand, so I made them without and hoped for the best. They turned out wonderful and I will never make them any other way! If you like a "cakier" cookie, you can try this method too.

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour (I added extra, about 1-2 cups as I mixed at the very end)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups packed light brown sugar (skip this step!)
1 cup (2 sticks) butter (I use Imperial)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 tablespoons milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups quick or old-fashioned oats
2 cups (12 ounce pkg) Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
1 cup coarsely chopped nuts (optional, I did not use)

Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat brown sugar (skip), butter, and granulated sugar in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in eggs, milk and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in oats, morsels and nuts. At this time I gradually added more flour to thicken the batter. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 9 to 10 minutes. Let stand for 1 minute, remove to wire racks to cool completely. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Flour Sack Towels

I have searched for the perfect flour sack towel, one that resembles closely to the original flour sack. And here it is, wonderfully sized, approximately 30" x 30", all-cotton weave and heavy-weight.

Here is my first three designs. I have chosen to lightly tea-dye them for a vintage look. Then I have stenciled my "Campin' In The Cabin", "Walk This Way", and "Woods and Trees" designs along the bottom.

Flour sack towels are known for their excellent absorption and ability to dry faster than a normal kitchen towel, and are super soft and lint-free. Perfect for drying dishes, dusting furniture, and many culinary uses. This towel would also look beautiful as a table cloth too!

More designs coming soon! Oh, and they're perfectly folded and tied with a burlap bow, ready for gift-giving.