1/2 cup butter, room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons sugar
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- Cream the butter and sugar and then beat in the egg followed by the vanilla extract.
- Mix the flour, baking powder and salt.
- Mix the dry ingredients into the wet.
- Form the dough into balls 1 inch across, roll them into a mixture of the sugar and cinnamon and place them on a baking sheet.
- Bake in a preheated 375F oven for 8-10 minutes.
Today our gift of words comes from my dear Peggy Capri. She is no stranger to the blogiverse...and hopefully, she will not be a stranger to Writica. Enjoy!
One year when my stepmother was ready, many years after she quit sewing, she decreed that we would clean out a closet in her finished basement. She had to go through every drawer in a chest, and each container in the large closet. Perhaps I should be ashamed to admit that I forget some of the stories she told about every blessed card of buttons, dress pattern, box of pins, bag of zippers or pair of shears. She handed me a bag of “bra snaps”… the little tabs on the back on which are attached the hooks and eyes. “You never know when you will need a bra snap”.
There was something about being in possession of that bag that bothered me: it contained several dozen pieces, two from every bra that Myrtle had ever worn, or worn out, plus, I believe, those which came from HER mother. This represented almost a century of collecting, which gives you some clue about what my daughters and sister and I had to deal with later down the road. As I left the city after the visit in which I sorted out the closet with Myrtle, the bra snaps went into a litter bin.
Guess what was the very first sewing notion I needed when I got home? It was only a few hours after my return that I felt my bra “give way”… and there it was. You NEVER know when you’ll need a bra snap!