So far this morning we don't have Internet access so I'm writing this out in word processing while I wait for the proper systems to kick in. (Obviously, if you're reading this now, all is back to normal.) It could be signals that normally zip through the atmosphere are having trouble dodging large ice cubes as they fly along. Our temp this morning is -14F . . . which is the warmest in our area of whacky micro-climates.
We had a bit of a shock this morning when we woke to a temp inside the house of 49 degrees! That's never happened before. We put our usual "night time" log in the main wood stove last night . . . but it never caught. Oooops. Also, Mama Pea left the bedroom window cracked perhaps a little more than usual. Add the high winds we heard during the night and . . . brrr! The good news is that the temperature is rising rapidly. Inside anyway. Outside we are to expect a high of minus 1. Hey, could be worse.
Okay, without further delay . . . the promised recipe.
WALNUT COCONUT COOKIES
2/3 cup butter
1 cup honey (or sugar)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sour cream
2 cups coconut
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
Additional walnut halves
Cream the butter and honey. Add the eggs and vanilla and continuing creaming 'til light and fluffy.
Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add to the creamed mixture alternately with the sour cream.
Mix well and stir in the coconut and chopped walnuts.
Spoon by tablespoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet.
Top with additional walnut halves (or pieces). Bake at 350 degrees for about 16 minutes watching near the end to be sure the edges don't brown too much.
(Above cookies were made with honey.)
Makes about 3 dozen cookies.
~ If you use honey, the cookies will flatten out more (and not be as pretty, in my opinion), but will stay soft and moist longer.
~ I sometimes skip the sifting of the dry ingredients. (Yeah, I know, I'm a real rebel.) Just dump them in, mix a bit and then add the sour cream.
If you like coconut, you should like these. Each cookie tastes like a little piece of cake. (Of course, there are those strange people [Chicken Mama] who don't like them because of the waaaal-nuts. Can't you just hear her whining now?)
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