Today bloggers across our country will be posting cookies and crafts in honor of the children lost a week ago at Sandy Hook Elementary. It is with great honor that I will participate this morning.
As a child, I will always remember my mother’s infamous sweet tooth. She loves anything with sugar in it, and so, very often, I would come home from school to freshly baked goodies. She would proudly offer them as a gift to us, but I knew that she was making them as a double blessing for both her children and herself.
My mother’s name is Sandy.
As a family, we understand mental illness, violent tendancies, and fear. As a Christian, I understand that Jesus Christ is the hope of the world.
Chocolate Cookie Sheet Cake
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 t. salt
1 cup butter
1 cup water
4 T. cocoa
1/2 cup milk with 1/2 t. vinegar added
1 t. vanilla
1 t. soda
Combine flour, sugar, and salt. Place butter, water, and cocoa in a pan and bring to a boil. Pour hot over flour mixture. Beat eggs and add soda, sour milk, and vanilla. Add to chocolate mixture. Pour into 12×18 cookie sheet. Bake 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
Combine 1 stick butter, 3 T. cocoa, and 2 T. milk. Heat, but do not boil. Remove from hear and beat in 2 cups powdered sugar and 1 t. vanilla. Frost cake immediately.