Best Cookies in Webster City
With the arrival of the New Year ~ many have made a resolution for a healthier lifestyle. Farmhouse's "Heart Healthy" Kringla is a great way to help! With half the sugar and half the fat of our original kringla recipe, one can enjoy the kringla you love, while watching the calories! Our old-fashioned quality can't be beat!!
My sister had recently given her mother-in-law (who loves our original recipe kringla) some of these low fat/low sugar kringla to try and we wondered if she could taste a difference.
I did get a chuckle when my sister called to tell me of the message left on her answering machine: "If you hadn't of told me that kringla was low fat and low sugar, I wouldn't have known the difference - I just popped them in the microwave, and buttered them up, and they tasted delicious - I'd never know the difference."
I guess we all eat kringla in our own way...and most folks find them delicious just as they are! But whatever recipe you choose, you will find our kringla is delicious, however you enjoy eating them!!
Do the names Leanna Field Driftmier or Evelyn Birkby ring a bell? I greatly admire these great Iowa cooks from the past and wish I could be transported "Down a Country Lane" back in time to have known them personally, and share some "Kitchen Klatter" with them...to discuss their recipes and listen to their radio shows.
I imagine sitting down to great family meals, with tablecloths full of wonderful breads, pies, and home canned produce and jams from the garden. But then back to reality - I remember that farm life back in the forties and fifties was not as idyllic as I dream it to be - no air conditioning, fingers smashed in wringer washers and line drying clothes in the winter - brrr! No microwaves - and no Internet!!
Guess I will just continue to dream of living the simpler life I imagine - while wearing my apron made from chickenfeed sacks and be grateful for the life I have today!!
A great link to check out some Iowa cooks of the past: The ISU Cookbook collection
Perhaps this question may have different answers for some; but for those folks who have tasted my cookies, the answer is always the same: They all tell me that my Farmhouse Kitchen & Garden cookies are the best! It's always nice to hear that others enjoy my baking ~ especially my frosted sugar cookies and kringla!
But my all-time favorite response to this gastronomic question is: "My Grammie makes the best cookies!", a quote from my grandson William, age 5, who is my chief cookie tester/quality control expert. And he loves to help decorate cookies too. We may end up with frosting, sugar, and sprinkles everywhere ~ but what fun we have.
William's mastery of squeezing the frosting bag got him into a bit of trouble at the Iowa State Fair this past year. Picture a little boy at the Spin Art stand, squeezing with all of his might, and the paint spattering everywhere!!
Yep! His Grammie taught him that!!