Thursday, April 7, 2011

Homestead Cookies!

These Days..we are all trying to do our part in helping the environment and the world around us. One of the ways we can do this is by buying local..Buying Local helps to boost your local economy..also..eating food that is indigenous to your area is actually Healthier because your body is designed to process food within a hundred mile radius of your landscape..Once shipping overseas and around the world became more common..exotic foods became more normal..but your BODY still works BETTER on local raised food. Look at Laura Ingalls Wilder..NOT  the TV series..but the books..Store bought sugar was expensive and only used on RARE occasions or when Company arrived..When they lived in Wisconsin..their everyday sugar was maple syrup and maple sugar..>Why? because it was readily available..Today we are all backwards..the healthiest things are the most expensive..and the crap is the cheapest..It's time we turned that around!
 ( just my personal opinion..but I bet if you researched it you would see truth in it)
Long Story Short..I am trying to cook and bake with more local ingredients...also things that will store well..or things we can produce right is a start...

Homestead Oatmeal Maple Cookies

1/2 cup Butter ( one stick)

1 Cup Pure Maple Syrup

1 egg

1/4 C Milk

2 tsp Baking Powder

1 1/2 cups flour ( whole wheat and AP mixed)

2 Cups dry oatmeal

1 /2 Cup Nuts

1/2 Raisins (Optional)

Beat together the butter and syrup until fluffy.

Beat in egg.

In a separate bowl mix flour..Baking powder and Oatmeal and nuts..
mix into whipped mixture alternating with milk.

Drop By spoonfuls onto a parchment covered baking sheet...bake at 350 DF for 15 minutes.
Help From Mummy in law!



Deb said...

I was noticing the walls in your living room are they green? They put me in mind of 22 Blong.

Half Acre Homestead said...

YES..they are a pale of my favorite wall colours...