|Volunteer Forget Me Nots|
Today it's raining. I'm glad as my legs are protesting after my digging grass out of the garden rows yesterday. I was trying to hurry so I could get my lettuce seeds planted as this round of wet cool weather moved in for the week. It rained so hard that I lost my satellite dish for TV so what does one do then? Why bake of course! So today I decided to bake one of my favorite cookies - Scottish Oatmeal Shortbread Cookies. Easy, rich and oh so good with a hot cuppa tea as the rain pours down.
Scottish Oatmeal Shortbread Cookies
1 cup butter (no substitutes) 1/2 c. dark brown sugar - firmly packed
1 tsp. vanilla extract 1/2 tsp. maple extract
1/2 tsp salt 1 3/4 c. unbleached flour
3/4 c. old fashioned oats 3/4 c. finely chopped walnuts
course sanding sugar (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 2, 8-inch round cake pans with no stick spray (I use Pam).