On my way to watch some super bowl commercials with friends… can’t show up empty handed, of course. Maybe a tasty treat will make up for my lack of any sports knowledge whatsoever. Quick, where’s that recipe, the one from my college roommate,
I know I have those simple ingredients on hand. And here it is, Scotch Tea Biscuits of about 30 years ago, and like that friendship, still going strong. Could it be so long ago? The hurried scrawl of the recipe on that scrap of paper was never intended to be around so many years, but this delicate cookie has earned it’s place. And come to think of it, that rich red jelly looks like a valentine in the making. So for any occasion, here goes:
Ann’s Scotch Tea Biscuits
preheat oven to 350˚
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup confectionary sugar
1 cup sifted flour
3/4 cup butter (1 1/2 sticks)
Sift together all dry ingredients, cut in butter with a pastry cutter until it holds together. Be patient – it takes time but does come together. Roll into one inch balls, place on ungreased cookie sheet and press a thumbprint into each. Bake 15-20 minutes until brown at the edge. Cool on racks, but while still slightly warm, drop a bit of your favorite jelly or jam into the thumbprint on each cookie. Cool completely.
Enjoy the big game! Go Yankees!