Neil says I need to stop telling everyone I am not a cook. Actually I am a pretty good cook. But when it is just the 2 of us and he doesn’t care, cooking is not much fun. That being said, I just subscribed to Cooks Illustrated and asked Danielle to get me the Martha Stewart wooden spice rack for Christmas. Of course I don’t know that I will actually get it but I did ask. This must mean I am thinking about cooking again.
Now for the girls here are my Mom’s recipes for Orange Cookies and Cheese Cake. Danielle if you read this, make copies for yourself.
1C. milk + 1Tbs. white vinegar Let stand for 1 hour.
Mix together in order:
1 C. Sugar
1 C. Butter
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1 sm. Can Orange Juice Concentrate
5 C. Flour
Bake cookies at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. These are a cake like cookie. When they cool ice with:
Mix 1 box Powdered Sugar, Orange Juice and butter until the right consistency.
I am not sure how much butter. She doesn’t say, so you are on your own there.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees, use a 9” spring pan
Crust: 1 box Zweibach
½ C. Melted Butter
1 tsp. Cinnamon
¼ C. Sugar
Mix together and press into spring pan.
Filling: 2 lbs. Cream Cheese
1 Tbs. Lemon Juice
1 C. Sugar
4 Beaten Eggs
Mix together and bake for 20 minutes.
Topping: 1 pt. Sour Cream
4 Tbs. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
Mix together and spread over cheese cake. Bake at 475 degrees for 10 minutes.
Cool and eat the best cheese cake ever. If I can find my Mom’s recipe for Chocolate Mousse, I will pass it along.