Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Recipe Box

My apologies to BB Haywood and all our readers. With the excitement of Easter, I forgot to post her guest blog. With no further ado -- here's BB!

Happy Easter! A wonderful holiday for baking! Baking is one of the joys in my life. I have been baking ever since I can remember. My mother taught me how to bake, with me standing on a chair by the kitchen counter,a giant wooden spoon in hand. It was the family recipes that were important to learn how to bake so that they could be passed down. Many years later when I was packing for college my mother gave me a recipe box with all of the family recipes in it. I have the recipes sorted by season. The summer recipes first~peach custard, lemon squares, 4th of July brownies. Summer turns to Fall with apple crisp, and chocolate chip pumpkin bread. Then come the Christmas cookies~too many delicious cookies to list. Then my favorite time of the year, Springtime. Lemon pecan cookies, lemon shortbread, hot cross buns. Nice, light delicacies.

Yesterday I baked Lemon Pecan cookies so I will share the recipe with you.

Happy Spring!!

Lemon Pecan Cookies

3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 Tbsp grated lemon rind
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup sugar
1 egg
2 cups flour

1. In a bowl, cream the butter, pecans, lemon rind and vanilla.
Add sugar, egg, flour, and beat until blended.

2. Divide the dough in half. Shape each half into rolls. Wrap them in wax paper and refrigerate several hours.

3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

4. Slice dough into 1/4 inch thick cookies. Place them on a lightly greased cookie sheet.

5. Bake 7-10 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges.
Remove from pan and cool.

They are a bit addicting , like potato chips!!

Beth Feeman is one half the writing team of the Candy Holliday Murder Mysteries written under the pseudonym of B.B.Haywood.

The books are Town in a Blueberry Jam, and Town in a Lobster Stew. They are set in the fictional town of Cape Willington, Maine.

Beth lives in Maine and loves Springtime~


  1. Hi Beth, thank you for this post
    I love your book's covers,they are inviting.
    The Lemon Pecan Cookies seem so good,I'll try your recipe.

  2. Hi Beth,

    Thanks for sharing your cookie recipe.

  3. OH!!! Your Lemon Pecan cookie recipe looks perfectly delicious for spring. Thank you for sharing it with us today, Beth (B.B.), and your memories of learning to bake with your mom. (I think your Candy Holliday mysteries are a delicious treat, too!)

    Happy Easter,
    ~ Cleo Coffeehouse
    Cleo Coyle on Twitter

  4. Thanks so much for coming by, Beth! These lemon pecan cookies sound scrumptious! Love hearing your food memories. :) I love springtime, too, although today it feels more like summer!

  5. Yummy! Lemon and pecans are two of my favorite things ...

  6. Thanks so much for joining us today. Once again, my apologies for forgetting about the blog. How could that possibly have happened?
    I have to echo that I love your covers. So cozy and inviting!

    ~ Krista

  7. I have more cookie cookbooks than any other kind--gee, I wonder why?

    My mother never liked sweets (although she did have the chocolate gene), so it says something that I remember fondly the cakes and pies that she made when I was young. And chocolate sauce for ice cream--none of that stuff in a bottle!

    Good to see you here!

  8. Welcome, Beth! Sorry to be late to the party, but we had tornadoes and big thunderstorms in our area so I've been unplugged for a few days. Love the idea of Lemon-Pecan! Yum.