Friday, April 10, 2009

Foodie Friday - Rabbit Heads :)

Hello, Dear Ones! Welcome to another Foodie Friday hosted by our Most Famous Diva of Everything - Gollum! Pop in to her blog - Designs By Gollum - and you'll see many participating showing their wondrous concoctions of food!

I did a little baking! Since it's almost Easter, I made Rabbit Heads for you! See?
I found a set of Rabbit Head cookie cutters in five sizes and just had to bake some cookies.
Now these cookies aren't just cookies, Dear Ones, they're Tea Cakes! I'm going to tell you a little story and you know how much I love to tell you my little stories! :) I grew up in Alabama and when I was a little girl about once a week in the summertime, my Mother and I would go to visit Ms. Burt! She was a little old lady, sweet as could be and always had a jar filled with Tea Cakes!
I can just hear her now, "Shelia, honey, if you want a Tea Cake go on in the kitchen and get you a handful." Well, lickity split - I did. Those were the fattest softest butteryest melt in your mouthness Tea Cakes you could ever imagine!


I've been making these Tea Cakes for my family for more years than I want to tell you! This is a big fat soft cookie. I suppose you could bake it longer and it would be crispier, but it's supposed to be a softee! It's not a really sweet cookie either. My children have helped me cut out shapes and frost them, put on sprinkles, chocolate chips for eyes and sometimes, we've just left them alone and ate the socks off them. Every time I host a tea party, I always have some of these wonderful bringing back memories Tea Cakes.
This is the smaller Rabbit Head and I chose to just drizzle on some chocolate.

This is the large Rabbit Head - about two normal sized cookies and I piled on more chocolate.
These really are good. I hope you'll try them!

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Tea Cakes

1 C. Sugar
1/2 C. Shortening
2 Eggs
1/2 tsp. baking soda dissolved in 2 Tbsp. cold water
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla

Blend shortening and sugar. Add eggs and remaining ingredients and mix well. Add enough flour to make a stiff dough (about 3 cups). These cookies may be rolled to about 1/4 inch thickness and cut out with cookie cutters or dropped by rounded tablespoonfuls and pressed with a glass dipped in sugar. Place on greased sheet and bake in a 350' oven until very lightly browned. Makes a thick, soft cookie.

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Chocolate Drizzle

1 stick butter or oleo, melted
1 C. sugar
1/3 C. evaporated milk
1/3 C. Hershey's chocolate syrup

Bring butter, sugar and milk to a boil and boil for about two minutes. Remove from heat and stir til blended the chocolate syrup
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Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

The Cookie Song

Oh, the sky has turned grey,
And the world seems sad and blue.
All the laughter's gone away.
Guess there's just one thing to do...

C is for cookie, that's good enough for me
C is for cookie, that's good enough for me
C is for cookie, that's good enough for me
Oh, cookie, cookie, cookie starts with C

C is for cookie, that's good enough for me
C is for cookie, that's good enough for me
C is for cookie, that's good enough for me
Oh, cookie, cookie, cookie starts with C

A round cookie with one bite out of it
Looks like a C.
A round pita bread with one big bite out of it
Also looks like a C,
But it's not as good as a cookie.
Oh...
And the moon sometimes looks like a C,
Yes the moon sometimes looks like a C,
But you can't eat that, SO...

C is for cookie, that's good enough for me
C is for cookie, that's good enough for me
C is for cookie, that's good enough for me
Oh, cookie, cookie, cookie starts with C

C is for cookie, that's good enough for me
C is for cookie, that's good enough for me
C is for cookie, that's good enough for me
Oh, cookie, cookie, cookie starts with C

Cookie, Cookie, Cookie,
Cookie, Cookie, Cookie starts with C!
~sung by Cookie Monster!