Olga's (Ron's mother) Trilby CookiesFrom JOHNSTAD'S BED & BREAKFAST AND LOG CABIN
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup butter
- 3 scant cups flour
- 3 cups oatmeal
- 1/2 cup sour milk (or buttermilk)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 pound chopped dates
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup water
Cream the butter and sugar. Dissolve the baking soda in milk and mix. Add oatmeal and about 1/2 of the flour. (Use the rest of the flour to roll out the Trilbys.) Roll out very thin on a pastry sheet. Cut with a round cookie cutter. Bake at 375 degrees for just a few minutes or until turning light brown.
Spread the following filling between two of the above cookies: 1/2 pound chopped dates, 1 cup brown sugar, and 1/2 cup water. (Cook this filling in a double broiler until thick.)
Not only is one of the rooms in Johnstad's Bed and Breakfast named "The Fjord Room," but the Nordic connection of Ron and Mary Ellen reveals itself in conversations around the table, in the music sung around the family piano, and in the recipes shared with guests. These recipes have been tried, tested, and proven to be favorites of the family for numerous years. They are shared with pride. This recipe is from Ron's mother.