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Irish Oatcakes

From the book "Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft"
By: Raymond Buckland
Ingredients:
3 cups oatmeal
1 stick butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup water
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together two cups of oatmeal with the salt and baking soda. Melt the
butter and add the water. Stir the butter and water mixture into the oat mixture and blend until you have a
dough. Sprinkle your work surface with the remaining oatmeal and turn the dough onto it. Flatten the dough with your hands and roll with rolling pin until about 1/4 inch thick. Use a very small cookie cutter or cut into small squares and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes, and then lower the heat to 300 degrees and toast until light brown.



Lunar Cookies

From the book "Lady of the Night" By: Edain McCoy
Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp. ground allspice
1 1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 beaten egg
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup milk

Preparation:
Thoroughly mix all the dry ingredients and the oil together in a large mixing bowl. Beat all other ingredients together until they appear light and fluffy, then put them in the mixing bowl with the other mixture and stir them together. Set the mixture in the refrigerator to chill for at least two hours. If you can leave it overnight it will be easier to handle. When you are ready to roll out the dough, divide the chilled mixture into four equal sections. One section at a time, roll the dough out onto a generously floured cutting board until it is about 1/8 inch thick. Cut out crescent shapes with a cookie cutter or sharp knife and place the cutouts on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 7-8 minutes. The cookies will be a bit stiff and will be starting to change to a very light golden color. Do not bake cookies until browned or they will become hard and brittle. Recipe makes about 2 1/2 dozen.



CRESCENT CAKES

1 cup finely ground almonds
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
2 drops almond extract
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 egg yoke

Mix Well. Chill. Make crescent shapes on well greased cookie sheet
Place in 3500 (preheated) oven for about 20 min.



Whoopie Cookies

1 1/2 cups  sugar
1/4  cup  shortening
1/2 cup  cocoa
1  egg
1/2 teaspoon  cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon  baking soda
1  teaspoon  salt
2 cups  flour
3/4 cup  *sour milk* -- *add 1 tbsp vinegar to 1 cup milk & let sit  10 min.
1teaspoon  vanilla

Filling:

1/2  cup  milk
2 1/2 teaspoons  flour
1/2  cup  shortening
1/2 cup  sugar
pinch  salt
1 teaspoon  vanilla
To make cookie: Cream sugar and shortening. Add cocoa and egg; mix well.
Sift dry ingredients and add alternately with the milk/shortening mixture.
Add vanilla & mix well. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto greased cookie sheet. Bake 12 minutes at 375 degrees.

To make filling: Cook milk & flour til thick. Chill until cool, then beat well with automatic beater. Add remaining filling ingredients, and mixwell. Pair off cookies by size; add filling to make sandwiches.


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