Meals with a Message

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Summer Time Treats

Filled Cookies

1 1/2 cups soft margarine

2 cups sugar

2 whole eggs plus 2 egg yolks

2 tsp. vanilla flavoring

1 cup buttermilk

4 cups self rising flour

Cream the sugar and margarine. Blend eggs in a food processor and add to sugar mixture. Add the flour and milk. Buttermilk may be made by mixing 1 tablespoon of vinegar with 1 cup of milk. Let stand about 3 minutes before using. Mix all ingredients together. roll 2 tablespoons into balls and flatten. Place on oil sprayed cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Allow to cool
on sheet 1 minute then remove to wax paper. When cooled, spread filling between two cookies.

Cream filling

2 egg whites

2 t. vanilla flavoring

1/4 cup flour

3 T. milk

2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1 cup soft margarine

Beat egg whites until stiff. Add flavoring, flour, milk and mix. Add margarine and powdered sugar and beat until fluffy. Use as spread between cookies.

Cookies may be stored in an air tight container for future use. Serve as a summertime treat.
Take any leftovers cookies to Amish or Mennonite friends and talk about difference in recipes. Place in a gift bag with a bright bow. Visit a home bound elderly person or sick child and give as a treat. Place in a gift basket with local information and take to a new neighbor as a welcome basket.

Happy cooking this summer!