On Saturday, August 4th the Junior League of Louisville set up a booth at the St. Matthews Farmers Market located at Beargrass Christian Church. As luck would have it, a last minute cancellation gave us a prime location right at the entrance of the Market on Shelbyville Road. We had League volunteers pass out samples of recipes from our cookbooks, talk about the League, and how the sale of our cookbooks help fund our mission. It was a wonderful opportunity to get out in the community and build excitement about JLL and our upcoming cookbook, Bluegrass Gatherings that will be launching in Spring 2013. The Farmers Market was very busy and the samples were a hit, especially the Gone-in-a-Day cookies from Splendor in the Bluegrass (see recipe below). We hope to come back to the St. Matthews Farmers Market in September and again next Spring.
Splendor in the Bluegrass pg. 249
1 cup (2 sticks) margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 to 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup crushed cornflakes
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1 cup shredded coconut
⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup vegetable oil
3 ½ to 4 cups sifted flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
Cream the margarine, sugar and brown sugar in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Add the oats, cornflakes, pecans, coconut, cinnamon and oil and mix well.
Sift the flour, baking soda and salt together. Add to the oats mixture and mix well. Chill in refrigerator.
Shape into 1-inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheets and press with a fork dipped in water to flatten. Bake at 325 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes or just until golden brown; do not overbake. Cool on the cookie sheets for several minutes. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.