Monday, April 18, 2011

Paula Deen & My Mom Cookin' It Up?

With Passover starting today and Easter this weekend I thought this would be a great day to focus on yummy treats that complete any family dinner. 

Today I'm inviting Paula Deen to come over to my mom's house to do some traditional Portuguese baking. She'd love this recipe for washboard butter cookies. Why? Butter! Oh yeah, and a lot of it. If you don't like to get your hands dirty, I'll warn you that this recipe may not be for you. No mixer is required just a whole lot of TLC from your five digits.

Step 1: Mix butter, shortening, and sugar
Step 2: Add eggs and mix
Step 3: Add grated lemon and mix
Step 4: Add salt,baking powder and flour, mix

These cookies are simply irresistible and I can assure you that you won't just eat one. They are called washboard cookies because the horizontal lines made with a fork resemble the ridges of a washboard. Delicately flavored with lemon, they compliment a cup of tea or coffee perfectly.
Step 5: Roll dough into a small ball
Step 6: Flatten ball(as shown ablove)
Step 7: Take a fork to create washboard pattern
Step 8: Bake 350 until golden brown

Ingredients For Washboard Cookies: 
4 Sticks of butter (at room temperature)
2 Cups of sugar
3 Eggs
1 Heaping tablespoon of shortening
1 1/2 grated peel of a lemon 
A pinch of salt
7 Cups of flour
2 Heaping tablespoons of baking powder

Makes (more than any individual should ever consume)


  1. I'll take 2 or 3 & nice hot cup of java please

  2. YUM Mamazita! That definitely isn't on the DIET! Poor Mike and I are about to eat each other's arm off...90 days baby! Going for it. Better not stop at your house after all this will I resist one of those! xo