We were having tea with our friend Enola Gay last week, and she had a platter of cookies on the table. Older Daughter, enjoying tea with us, took a cookie...and just about went ballistic over the taste. Enola called them "survival cookies" because they can be made entirely from storable ingredients - nothing fresh.
Older Daughter has been begging Enola for the recipe ever since. Enola kindly posted the recipe on her blog, so today I made a batch at Older Daughter's request (well...more like a plea). I won't post the recipe since Enola has it on her blog.
It's a messy, messy dough. Be liberal in the use of flour on the cutting board.
Rolled thin and cut with a cookie cutter (well, an upside down tumbler).
A dollop of fruit preserves (raspberry in this case):
Sandwiched over with another cookie cutout:
Lydia lies faithfully at my feet while I work (just in case I drop something, don'cha know):
Enola's recipe called for 8 to 10 minutes at 350F, but it took me about 15 minutes per batch:
I doubled the batch so we got quite a few!
These are hearty, filling cookies. Nothing light and fluffy about them! One is plenty for a snack.