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Odd Names for American Dishes
Apple Pandowdy deep-dish apple pie with a biscuit-dough top instead of a pie crust
Barefoot Bread also called Church of God cornbread corn pone
Boat Steers clam fritters
Cape Code Turkey - codfish balls
Chitterlings small intestines of a pig, dipped in batter and fried
Corn Pone cornbread made without milk or eggs, and baked or fried
Corn Dodgers hard sticks or cakes make from corn-pone batter
Dirty Rice rice mixed with ground chicken giblets
Fannydaddies fried clams
Grunt stewed berries with a dumpling topping
Hangtown Fry oysters and beaten eggs fried in butter
Hoe Cakes biscuit dough baked on the blade of a hoe in an open fire
Hoppin John black-eyed peas and rice
Hush Puppies spoonfuls of cornbread batter fried in deep fat
Jerky dried strips of beef, buffalo or venison
Jolly Boys the fried center of the doughnut, cut out when the doughnut is made
Limping Susan braised rice and okra
Red-eye Gravy gravy made from the pan juices of fried country ham
Shoofly Pie crumb-crust pie with filling of molasses, brown sugar and spices
Snickerdoodles cookies rolled in sugar in cinnamon
Stack of Wheats pancakes
Streak of Lean salt pork
Strickle Sheets Pennsylvania Dutch coffeecake
Granny always kept the cookie jar filled with these wonderful cinnamon-sugar cookies. My friends always wanted to stop by to see her and sneak into the jar with me. She is famous for them at church and always makes them for her quilting bees. Everyone loves them! You will too! They have crispy edges, but chewy centers. You can make them for any occasion, and feel confident that they will be a hit!
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons white sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
2. In a large bowl, cream together butter, shortening, 1 1/2 cups sugar, the eggs and the vanilla.
3. Blend in the flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt.
4. Shape dough by rounded spoonfuls into balls.
5. In a small bowl, mix the 2 tablespoons sugar and the cinnamon.
6. Roll balls of dough in mixture.
7. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
8. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until set but not too hard.
9. Remove immediately from baking sheets.
Makes 4 dozen. Yum!
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