• 2 1/4 cups (510g) all-purpose flour
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 1 teaspoon salt
COMBINE in small bowl.
BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
PAN COOKIE VARIATION: Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan. Prepare dough as above. Spread into prepared pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack. Makes 4 dozen bars.
SLICE AND BAKE COOKIE VARIATION: PREPARE dough as above. Divide in half; wrap in waxed paper. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm. Shape each half into 15-inch log; wrap in wax paper. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.* Preheat oven to 375° F. Cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices; place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Makes about 5 dozen cookies.
* May be stored in refrigerator for up to 1 week or in freezer for up to 8 weeks.
1 pound split peas – rinsed
1 ham bone – optional
1 onion – chopped
2 carrots – peeled and sliced
1 stalk celery – chopped
2 cloves garlic – pressed
1 bay leaf
1 1/2 quarts water – use chicken broth if not using a ham bone.
salt and pepper – to taste
Put all ingredients into a crock pot, except the salt and pepper.
Cover and cook on high for 4 to 5 hours or low for 8 to 10 hours, or until peas are very soft. Before serving, remove bones and bay leaf.
Salt and pepper to taste.
Bake at 350 deg F (180C) for 20-25 minutes, or until they test done. Or, bake in greased 9x5x3" loaf pan for at 350 deg F for 1 hour, or until done. Sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired. Or better yet, make butter creme frosting flavored with the juice drained from the fresh strawberries! Decorate the tops with strawberry slices.
Makes 18-24 cupcakes.
Combine the following essential oils with an emulsifier (cream or honey), then add the mixture to the bathwater.
3 drops chamomile
3 drops lavender
3 drops rosemary
Bake in 350 degree oven for 8 minutes. Remove cookies and press center again. Bake another 10 minutes. When cool fill centers with your choice of jam or jelly or thin butter cream frosting tinted as many colors as suits you.]]>