Saturday, May 05, 2007

Grandmom's Famous Pinwheel Cookies

This is our absolute favorite Christmas cookie!
Sift together: 2 cups flour 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt
Cream: 1/2 c butter adding 1 cup light brown sugar and beating until fluffy
Add: 1 unbeaten egg and 1 tsp vanilla
Blend in: dry ingredients
Roll out half dough on floured surface to 10" x 8" rectangle
Spread with half filling.
Roll up starting at 10" side. Wrap in waxed paper.
Repeat with second half.
Chill rolls two hours.
Slice and bake 400 degrees for 8-10 min. on lightly greased cookie sheet.
Watch carefully!

Chocolate filling: melt 1 c. semi-sweet chocolate bits; add 1 c. finely chopped walnuts

**edited on 12/10 by HM to include the egg and vanilla that was accidentally left out :)

Grandmom's Crab Imperial Casserole

At Karen's request, who during her yellow phase (@age two or three), agreed this qualified as "yellow" food...

1 lb backfin Maryland crabmeat
4 Tblsp butter
1/4 c chopped fresh green pepper
1 egg
1 Tblsp wet mustard
1 Tblsp dry mustard
2 heaping Tblsp mayonnaise
3 Tblsp cream or milk
1 Tblsp parsley
1 small jar pimientos
More mayonnaise for topping

Saute green pepper in butter.
Beat together egg, mustards, mayonnaise, cream.
Add crab meat and parsley.
Put in casserole dish.
Spread additional mayonnaise on top.
Do not cover. Bake 350 degrees or until it bubbles!