Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Mom's Cook Book

This is to put my Mom's recipes in.My Mom passed away on 01/23/07. She was 79 years old. Her name was Imogene Furlong. She lived in Pasadena,Texas at Pasadena Interfaith Manor. She had her own apartment and many many friends. This is so hard. I miss her so much. I wanted to do something special. I thought that a blog with her recipes out of her cook book would be a fitting tribute. I hope you enjoy them too..

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Mississippi Tea Cakes

This is my mother's recipe, her mother's recipe, and so on... Basic, simple, down-home and delicious!! My Mother's advice was to enjoy warm with a big glass of ice-cold milk!!! Poor folks' heaven!!!
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup buttermilk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
In a medium bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder, and baking soda; beat into the creamed mixture alternately with the buttermilk. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.