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Cookie Road Trip – Colorado, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Cookie Road Trip – Colorado

By Beverly Hicks Burch

Although this is one of the few states I have yet to visit, Colorado is one of Tall and Handsome’s favorite states. Probably best known for the great Rocky Mountains that divide this United States geographically, Colorado is also part of the Four Corners Regions…where the states of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada meet in almost perfect 90º angled intersections. Colorado is full of National Parks and Historic Areas and protected areas that make it a popular vacation destination…along with it world class skiing.

The cookie recipe from Colorado reminds me of a tea cake or cookie. It was submitted by Lisa Browning who co-chaired her church’s cookbook, Feeding the Sheep at Harvey Park Baptist Church in Denver. Lisa says this cookie was her late dad’s favorite cookie because he could dunk them in his coffee or milk.

© 2008 Beverly Hicks Burch All Rights Reserved.

Daddy’s Dunkers

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 eggs beaten

½ teaspoon salt

1 cup shortening

1 – ½ teaspoon baking soda

1 cup sugar

1 – ½ teaspoon cream of tartar

4 cups flour

2 tablespoons cream

Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs, then cream and vanilla. Sift in dry ingredients. Mix well. Pinch into 1 inch balls and press with flour dipped tines of fork onto well greased cookie sheet. Bake at 400° just until the edges are light brown. Do not brown the whole cookie!


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