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Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture – I’ve Been Baking!

Lavender sugar cookies. The house smells divine.

But I’ve loaded almost all those wonderful cookies into zipper bags to donate to a charity. (I saved a small set for a son whose wife is on vacation . . . )

You see, I have joined in with a group of blogger ladies from all over our fair state to make a bake sale happen. The purpose is raising money to help feed the hungry. I love this idea. I, from the working class, make ritzy cookies and wealthy people from a wealthier culture pay too much for them. Then the money goes to buy sensible food for those in another culture who are struggling to find even a bite to eat. It just seems to jive.

So, here is the photo!

The Cookies!
The Cookies!

And here is the recipe:

1 lb butter, softened
1 c. sugar
1 c. powdered sugar
Blend above, well.
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
Blend in well.
4 1/2 c. flour
2 Tbsp. pulverized, food-grade lavender blossoms
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp cream of tartar
Sift above and mix in, well.
Drop by teaspooon onto ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with glass dipped into sugar. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. Mmm!


Katharine is a writer, speaker, women's counselor, and professional mom. Happily married over 50 years to the same gorgeous guy. She loves cooking amazing homegrown food, celebrating grandbabies, her golden-egg-laying hennies, and watching old movies with popcorn. Her writing appears at Medium, Arkansas Women Bloggers, Contently, The Testimony Train, Taste Arkansas, Only in Arkansas, and in several professional magazines and one anthology.

18 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture – I’ve Been Baking!

    1. Thank you so much, Lou, for these kind words, and WELCOME to Home’s Cool! πŸ™‚
      I hope the sale goes well, too. I almost feel like Robin Hood! Only I think this probably smells better? πŸ˜€

  1. Thank you for blogging this and for sending your cookies! If anyone is in central Arkansas, here’s the info on the sale:

    All the money goes to the No Kid Hungry program of Share Our Strength, which aims to end childhood hunger by 2015 through a bunch of really awesome programs that are funded by events just like this!

    Thanks again,

  2. That is too funny. I mentioned your cookies on my blog and that there was no way I could compete with these fancy things when all I had picked out so far was boxed brownie mixes. πŸ˜‰ I have a feeling I’m going to be purchasing so many cookies at the bake sale.

    1. Ha! We each have decisions to make — what’s the most important use of our finances. πŸ˜‰
      But those little brownie bites baked in mini cupcake liners are really popular these days . . .
      Thanks for the mention, though! πŸ™‚

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