For week 49 of the Marketing for Romance Writers yearlong blog hop, the writing prompt is:
A Favorite Recipe
My daughter’s coming over tomorrow to help me bake Christmas cookies. That’s pretty thrilling, because it’s the first time any of my children has shown any interest in carrying on a family tradition.
I think I’ve mentioned before that my mother was a tremendous baker. It was her art form, and never more so than Christmas. She made hundreds of cookies each year and gave them away by the score.
I helped. Mostly by eating the cookies by the score, but also in the prep work. The tradition continued, too. After Judi and I had children, I resurrected my mother’s cookies and made them every year but one. Here is one of the recipes my family has been gobbling up for over sixty years.
Here’s the recipe for the wreaths and poinsettias:
- 1 cup butter
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 and 2/3 cup flour
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- Cream the butter and sugar.
- Beat in egg and almond extract.
- Add the dry ingredients.
- Bake at 500 degrees for 4 to 6 minutes. Watch them carefully, because at that temperature they burn quickly.
What about you?
What’s your favorite recipe? Also, be sure to check out the recipes from other writers taking part in this blog hop.