Sunday, March 7, 2010

Pings!

It's not the sound of a bell, or of a computer test. It's a cookie.

I found this recipe on Holly Hall's blog--she'd posted a photo of an old label that had a great molasses cookie recipe on it. I printed it out, intending to make the molasses cookies but then I saw this recipe for Pings. Since I was going back to work the next day, I decided to make a treat to pack in my lunches.
The cookies made the transition a little easier for me, and were a bright spot in my day. They were fun to make too.



Pings mix the sharp tang of lemon mixed with the sweetness of coconut for a crunchy on the outside-soft on the inside cookie that tingles taste buds and soothes the sweet tooth. These would be good summertime cookies, or you could dye the coconut by shaking it in a bag with food coloring to make pretty Easter or Christmas cookies.

The recipe called for finely grated coconut which I didn't have; I think the cookies would be even better with finer coconut, however. I also mixed coconut into the dough because I mis-read the recipe--I would do that again on purpose.

Holly's blog, Mama Says Vintage, is a trip back in time to the 50's when women cooked at home and sewed. She offers vintage photos, recipes and lots more in a well put-together blog that is always interesting to read. Stop by and say hello--I bet you stay a while longer browsing her posts.

5 comments:

DGranna said...

Dear Sue,
You know I always end up on a journey when reading your blog. Today I clicked the link to Holly's vintage blog and had fun there, then saw that she had a link to "Little House on the Prairie Museum". So I scooted on over there for "just a second". Found that this is in my gt grand parents' home county of Montgomery County KS, and the museum boasts the "Sunny Side" one room school house. It was brought from a few miles away, from the little crossroads of Sunny Side. In my gt grandparents' marriage certificate it states "The wedding took place at the bride's home in Sunny Side." This school must have been visited or attended by many in my family before they came to Oklahoma. What a nice little discovery for me. I knew that surfin' the blogs was a worthwhile pastime ! Love you.
Daneille Griffin Grimes

DGranna said...

Dear Sue,
You know I always end up on a journey when reading your blog. Today I clicked the link to Holly's vintage blog and had fun there, then saw that she had a link to "Little House on the Prairie Museum". So I scooted on over there for "just a second". Found that this is in my gt grand parents' home county of Montgomery County KS, and the museum boasts the "Sunny Side" one room school house. It was brought from a few miles away, from the little crossroads of Sunny Side. In my gt grandparents' marriage certificate it states "The wedding took place at the bride's home in Sunny Side." This school must have been visited or attended by many in my family before they came to Oklahoma. What a nice little discovery for me. I knew that surfin' the blogs was a worthwhile pastime ! Love you.
Daneille Griffin Grimes

Holly Hall said...

Now I definitely have to make these! I'm glad you are enjoying my blogs.
I certainly am glad I found yours, and if that cookie recipe that I posted helped make your day just a little bit brighter, then I am overjoyed. Thank you so much!

How neat that Daneille connected with a bit of her family history, too!

Nance said...

Surprising connections are really a fun part of the internet and blogging -- such as Daneille finding the one-room Sunny Side school connection. And Sue, I love (and use) the big ol' blue canning jars and how tempting, filled with cookies.

Granny Sue said...

Now that is just cool, DGranna. That's the beauty of the way the web connects us, isn't it?

Holly, Larry ate all but 4 of those cookies! I knew I should have hidden them...

When we tore down the old log cabin to build our log room we found many, many blue jars, Nance, mostly the 1/2 gallon size. I looked up some of them and they're fairly old. We've given them away and still have several boxed up. I've been hunting up zinc lids for them, and I think I finally have enough. They are great storage jars.

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