- Chili Mac from A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Ham and Mushroom Breakfast Burritos from Making Miracles
- Homemade Lorna Doone Cookies from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Homemade Wonder Bread from Karen's Kitchen Stories
- K-Mart Sub Sandwiches from Palatable Pastime
- Kempakki Dosa from Sizzling Tastebuds
- Meat Chilly Fry by Sneha's Recipe
- Meatballs with Mushroom Gravy from Amy's Cooking Adventures
- Mum's Buitoni from Mayuri's Jikoni
- Scratch Spaghetti Os with Meatballs from Food Lust People Love
When Stacy posted the theme, I was completely flummoxed because I didn't eat a lot of packaged foods when I was a kid. Or eat out at a lot of restaurants. Heck, I still don't. My mom made almost everything from scratch. And I've probably posted most of my childhood favorites before as family recipes. Then I had an epiphany moment. I remembered that my dad used to keep a package of Lorna Doone cookies in his desk. And when my mom wasn't home - remember, she was anti-packaged food - he and I would sit in his office and eat them. So it was an extra special treat!
The funny thing is that I remember the package being blue and I remember a flower design on the cookies. I definitely didn't remember words. Then, I realized that when my dad was sneaking me packaged cookies, I was probably three. About this size...
And I didn't really know how to read. So, maybe the letters just didn't register. Also, I went to look for some at the grocery store and didn't see them. Perhaps because I was looking for a blue package and the packaging is actually yellow. I might look for them the next time I go to the store. Maybe not though because my version is better than I remember them to be. I did pull out my cutters and alphabet presses to spell out L-O-R-N-A.
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
- 1/2 cup organic granulated sugar
- 1 cup flour plus more for rolling
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla paste (you can use extract, but I like seeing the seeds)
- Also needed: rolling pin, baking sheet, parchment paper
Roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thick. Use cutters or a knife to form squares or rectangles. Place dough on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
Place in the preheated oven. Bake for 20 minutes at 325 degrees.
Remove tray from the oven and let cookies cool completely on a wire rack.