Hello Blog. I've missed you!
I've been suffering from a bad back for the last three weeks which has really put a damper on my Christmas shopping, baking, decorating, etc. I am getting better daily and thanks to all of you who have checked on me!!
Since my DH has been so sweet and helping me so much lately, I am making him a full blown dinner tonight complete with Christmas cookies.
My sweet mom made teacakes when we were growing up. They are a little softer I think than sugar cookies. She made homemade chocolate syrup to pour over them and it was a fabulous dessert. These are not fancy because I did not take the time to decorate them today. Just a good cookie. I discovered also today that making sugar cookies at Christmas by yourself is not nearly as much fun as it was when the kids were little and it was a half day adventure with decorating and baking!
4 cups self rising flour
1 cup shortning or butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk (more if you need it)
1 teas. vanilla flavoring
Mix with mixer until dough sticks together. Roll out to about 1/4 inch thick. Bake at 375 for about 12 minutes until bottoms are brown. Cool.