~Cookies and Milk~
Here's the recipe for those who like to copy and paste. The printable version is below.
- 2 cups plus 2 TBS of flour unbleached, unbromated flour (King Arthur's is great or whatever you have)
- ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2½ sticks salted butter (melted)
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 TBS pure vanilla extract
- Sugar for rolling cookies and sprinkling on after baking
- Sift together all dry ingredients
- Melt butter then add to a mixing bowl along with sugar, eggs, and vanilla
- Incorporate well on medium speed
- Add dry ingredients slowly and beat slowly until well incorporated...cookie dough will be soft
- Using a cookie scoop (mine holds 2 TBS), create cookies, gently roll in sugar, and place on parchment-lined cookie sheet.
- Bake at 350°F for 12 minutes
- Allow to cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes before removing to wire rack for cooling
~Farmer Boy Plate~
~Pondering a Plate Rack~
Here's a closer look. I think that I've decided to hang them beside the kitchen sink window on a plate rack—otherwise, I'm going to get so tired of holding them up there. ☺
They're labeled "Pastoral by Taylor Smith & Taylor U.S.A." A Homer Laughlin piece, I believe. Apparently, they were made to give away with Quaker Oats purchases. They are very sweet and charming and meaningful around here as John was a farmer boy.
~Crunchy on the Outside-Chewy on the Inside~
What were the last cookies you made? Oh, have you ever made a snack mat?