Sour cream cookies are a just dessert after homemade spaghetti sauce meal


September 21, 1994|By Ellen Hawks | Ellen Hawks,Sun Staff Writer

Get out the spaghetti pot, the pasta and the cookie sheet and you'll be all set for these recipes.

M. G. McLaughlin of Baltimore asked for a sour cream cookie recipe and Rosemarie Felton of Columbia responded.

Felton's Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

Makes about 8 dozen cookies

1/2 cup butter or margarine

1 1/2 cups sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

3 cups sifted flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon soda

1 cup sour cream

Cream butter, or margarine, to consistency of mayonnaise. Gradually add sugar and continue creaming adding one egg at a time. Sift dry ingredients then add to the creamed mixture alternating with the sour cream, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Drop by teaspoon onto greased cookie sheet and sprinkle with granulated sugar. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes at 400 degrees.


Mary Lou Thompson of Longmont, Colo., asked for a spaghetti sauce "made from scratch."

Claire J. Pritcher of Bel Air sent in her "Dad's recipe for spaghetti sauce from scratch."

Pritcher's Spaghetti Sauce

5 slices bacon, chopped

1/2 stick of butter

2 large onions chopped

3 carrots, chopped

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 1/2 pound hamburger

3 triangles of Gruyere cheese, chipped

3 cloves garlic, chopped

3 tablespoons parsley chopped

1 can (28-ounces) peeled tomatoes

2 small cans tomato paste

1 cup Chianti wine

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon basil leaves crushed

Saute the bacon, butter, onions, carrots and olive oil and set aside.

Mix hamburger, cheese, garlic and parsley and brown in large pot. Add the tomatoes and paste, and add all this to the sauted mixture. Simmer about 3 hours and add a cup of Chianti wine, salt, pepper and basil and simmer 30 minutes more.

Ms. Pritcher wrote that "the recipe was found in a magazine about 25 years ago. Sophia Loren was being interviewed and offered the recipe. The only change we made was to use hamburger instead of steak as she suggested. We tried both and preferred the hamburger."

Recipe requests:

* Judy Watson of Upperco is looking for a recipe similar to the one called Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse Torte which "I had at Berry and Elliot's in the Hyatt."

* Bobbie Price of Middle River wants a Lemon Bisque that was "popular in the Wilson Point area in the early '50s. I know it had graham cracker crust and was made with evaporated milk and lemon juice."

* Bart Kennedy of Baltimore is looking for a recipe for a hot crab and artichoke dip. He has been unsuccessful in obtaining this and would certainly appreciate an answer, he writes.

* Marian Wilson of Owensboro, Ky., would like to find a recipe she made years ago and has since lost. "It was chicken, biscuits and canned peach halves baked together in one large pan," she wrote.

Chef Gilles Syglowski, with the help of chefs and students at the Baltimore International Culinary College, tested these recipes.

If you are looking for a recipe or can answer a request for a long-gone recipe, maybe we can help. Write to Ellen Hawks, Recipe Finder, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore 21278. If you send in more than one recipe, Put each recipe on a separate sheet of paper page with your name, address and phone number. Note the number of servings which each recipe makes. We will test the first 12 recipes sent to us.

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