And this is my new cake plate I bought at the Christmas Tree Shop last month while in New England. I stupidly put it in my carry on suitcase, and when I got it home (much to my disappointment) it had broken in to several pieces! I have glued it back together the best I could....
Did you think I was going to share my "other" devil dogs? No, really they are my sweeties.
Barnum Bailey Here is the recipe that my mother gave me many years ago: Devil Dogs 3/4 cup shortening (12 Tbsp) 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 eggs 3 cups flour 3/4 tsp baking powder 2 1/4 tsp baking soda 3/4 cup cocoa - Hershey's unsweetened 1/2 tsp vanilla 1 1/2 cups milk 1/2 tsp salt Mix all the above ingredients at medium speed with electric mixer and drop on greased baking sheet (I use parchment paper on my baking sheets instead) by the tablespoon (I suppose if you like a smaller size drop by the teaspoon and bake a little less). Bake 7 - 8 minutes at 425 degrees. Cool on wire racks. Filling 3 Tbsp flour 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup sugar 4 Tbsp butter (at room temp) 1/2 cup Crisco shortening (8 Tbsp) 1/2 tsp vanilla dash of salt
In saucepan, cook flour and milk at medium-low heat while stirring until thick. Set aside to cool.
I hope you enjoy these Devil Dogs as much as we have. ~Thanks for visiting my blog~ Karen