Today I have the great pleasure of hosting author Conda V. Douglas during the Summer Teen Reading Party involving a host of YA authors!
Thank you, Emerald, for having me, Conda and one of my fairy friends, One Wing, on your blog today.
It’s my pleasure! Welcome!
ONE WING’S CONFESSION
Okay, okay, I’ll admit it, it’s my own fault. I’m the one who broke the First Law, Never Let Humans Know We Exist. But come on, us fairies live in the attic of a shopping mall, how are we supposed to keep ourselves completely secret, for the Great Flier’s sake? Yeah, most humans if they spot us think we’re birds or, ugh, bats. But then Grandma MacDougall, owner of the Christmas Fairyland store, would stay late one night and catch me riding around on the huge musical carousel. I’d ridden the carousel for weeks and no one caught me. I guess I could have run and never returned and Grandma MacDougall might have believed she hallucinated, but riding the carousel is the closest I get to flying again, as I’m missing one wing.
And I never asked for my best friend’s, Swoop’s, help. But she would go and try to fix everything. Like she always does. And that’s when all the trouble started—no, hold on, it started with me. I suppose I need to apologize to Swoop. Or wait, maybe I’ll get Swoop a snickerdoodle cookie from the Cookie Lady shop, her favorite. Right after I take one ride on the carousel …
1 cup softened shortening of your choice (butter, margarine, Crisco)
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp nutmeg
2 3/4 cup white flour
Cream together the sugar and shortening then add the eggs and mix well, until somewhat fluffy. Mix the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, nutmeg and salt together and then add to the sugar, etc. Roll into walnut sized balls. Roll balls in mixture of 1/4 cup cinnamon and 1/4 cup sugar. Place unflattened onto ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees 10-12 minutes until flat and slightly brown.
This makes a lot of chewy cookies, but that’s never a problem.
Blog: Conda’s Creative Center