Back To School - Lunch Boxes - Plain Cookies
During a recent shopping excursion, the seasonal aisle containing things like grilling accessories and outdoor serving pieces had been replaced by school supplies! Schools in the Metro Nashville area will be convening in two weeks. What really caught my attention was the lackluster assortment of lunch boxes on display. When I was a student, I recall an abundance of choices that included almost every television show, cartoon character, super hero, or movie. I begged for new lunch box every year, although I can count on two hands the number of times I took a lunch to school.
A few weeks ago I posted a favorite recipe from my days as a student at Lanier County Primary School. This post will feature another of Mrs. Margaret Connor’s recipes. She called them Plain Cookies but they are similar to drop cookie recipes I have found. The recipe was taken from the Flatlanders Cook Book.
4 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 ¾ tablespoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3 sticks butter
2 ¼ cups sugar
4 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Remove butter from refrigerator 30 minutes prior to beginning to allow it to soften. Preheat oven to 350ºF. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Using a mixer, cream butter and sugar until well blended. In a separate container, beat eggs and vanilla together with a fork until blended and add to creamed mixture. Add dry ingredients gradually, mixing until well blended. Using a tablespoon, drop cookies onto a baking sheet that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes. Makes about 50 cookies.