1964: Residence Photo
Celebrating one’s birthday, while away from home at university, sometimes meant a traditional cake.
At other times, it meant downing a bottle of wine with my best friend, Eileen.
And, one time, it meant two of us devouring the entire shoebox of Shortbread cookies my mother had sent me as a care package.
MARY STADNYK’S SHORTBREAD COOKIES
4 cups flour
1 cup icing sugar
1 pound butter
¼ tsp soda (a pinch)
½ tsp salt
Mix with hands for 20 minutes. Form one inch balls and press down with a fork on ungreased baking sheet. Bake in slow oven (325 degrees) about 10 minutes. Watch carefully. They are done when coloured around the edges.