Now It's very cold here, in Israel but the morning was warm, without any cloud in the sky, No rain in Israel for a month or more.. we're hoping a real winter will come in a day or 2; Israel needs some water..
Walking in the sun makes me feel very good , not in the summer of course.. so here you can see part of me ( my shadow.. ) in the sun..wait we're going to bake some new cookies in a minute or 2..
I was walking,and walking , the sun was so good; Suddenly,near a big garbage can.. she was lieing there.. looking for some food or just enjoying the sun like me.. here is she :You have to enlarge her photo : a white cat with green eyes.. she was watching me ...
The evening comes here very early, in this time of the year..at 5:00 afternoon It's dark outside.. and cold; you can wear another sweater, drink another cup of Tea.. hot , with honey or brown sugar (no milk - thank you); and you can bake something, you'll become warmer in few minutes, yes It's true. So, I took my very old notebook ,here :
I was looking for a new recipe , maybe for any cookies , without too much eggs (4 eggs were left in the fridge) .. I was reading recipes ,most of them were old and my favorite; here is the Hebrew recipe for the cookies I've baked today: Oatmeal and Orange cookies ;
(that pink bookmark was made by me some years ago..)
Oatmeal and Orange cookies עוגיות שיבולת שועל בניחוח תפוז
Makes 60 cookies
1 3/4 cups AP flour
4 ts baking powder
1/4 ts salt
1 ts cinnamon
1 ts nutmeg
1 cup butter (=240 gr) softened
3/4 cup sugar (white sugar) *
3/4 cup dark brown sugar *
3 TB orange juice
3 cups quick cooking oats
grated orange peel
Preheat the oven to 375F (190c)
Mix : flour+baking p.+salt+cinnamon and nutmeg and set aside .In a large bowl beat butter and sugars (whire & brown sugar)until light ,add eggs , grated orange peel and then orange juice .beat in the floure mixture. now add the oats.make balls with a TB; put them in a large tin 2in apart (15 cookies each time) bake in the hot oven 12 minutes .
* The cookies are not too sweet,crispy and good ! :-)
* If you like your cookies sweeter use: 1 cup white sugar + 1 cup brown sugar .