Friday, February 01, 2008

Groundhog Day!

I love Groundhog Day. It is one of my favorite holidays. It is silly and fun and full of hope for good things to come.

In honor of this glorious holiday - I created fancy, fanciful cookies for our herb society meeting.

Pretty Pelargonium Puffs
(ok, this recipe probably needs a better name :-)
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
3 cups flour
1 rounded teaspoon of baking powder
pinch of salt
1 cup dried lemon crispum pelargonium leaves
20 small oak leaf or similar whole fresh pelargonium leaves

Cream butter, sugar and eggs. Blend flour, baking powder and salt. Mix together and blend well. Add dried pelargonium leaves, well cleaned with no stems. Roll into balls and press flat with your hands. Press the oak leaves into the tops of the cookies making sure the whole leaf is pressed into the cookie. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Enjoy! Makes 20 large cookies that are very yummy and not healthy at all!

Have a wonderful holiday. Keep an eye out for groundhogs and good things to come.

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