If you are going to visit the Hardin County Amish settlement there are many home-based businesses to visit, but no trip would be complete without a stop at Mary's Bakery. The bakery is kind of out in the middle of nowhere. Click here for a map. It is, however, well worth a drive to find it. Mary makes an incredible assortment of bliss-inducing pies, cookies, breads, and cinnamon rolls. I was fortunate enough to visit there a year or so ago and if you haven't watched my little video tour of the place, click here. WARNING: watching the video WILL make you hungry!
In case you are just dying to try a cinnamon roll recipe like the one in the picture, Lovina's recipe is a very traditional Amish cinnamon roll. She shared the recipe in her column a few weeks ago, you can click back to it here.
Meanwhile, this is a recipe for Jello cookies that an Amish woman gave me (watch the video to see the cookies). Her recipe has sugar in it, but I think you could use a sugar-free jello and omit the sugar if you wanted your cookies sugar-free.
- 1½ c. shortening
- 4 eggs
- 4 c. flour
- 2 c. sugar
- 2 tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 (3 oz.) pkg. Jello (strawberry, cherry or your favorite)
- Mix all the above ingredients, make into balls, place on cookie sheet. Bake 10- 12 minutes at 375 degrees. Makes 4 dozen cookies.