Wednesday, April 27, 2011

 The Border Challenge for Autism 3
will take place on from 5-9 pm on Thursday, April 28th
at Boulevard Brewing Co.
The fundraiser benefits the Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders at the University of Missouri
and the Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training (K-CART).

“A Puzzle Without Borders” by the Somerset Ridge Painters
will be auctioned off during the Border Challenge event.
The Somerset RidgePainters are
Ada Koch
Audrey Benskin
JoAnne Carlton
Kay Tucker
Kristin Goering
Maria Johnson
Vicki Johnston
Winnie Davis

To see other work by The Somerset Ridge Painters,please come to Art in the Vines on
June 11th, Somerset Ridge Vineyard and Winery. For directions and more information, please go to

I think this event calls for a kid friendly recipe....

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

3/4 cup softened butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
1 3/4 cups  all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
1 medium apple, peeled and shredded (about 1 cup shredded)
1 cup powdered sugar
2 to 3 tablespoons apple juice or milk

Heat oven to 375°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. In large bowl, beat butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Beat in vanilla and eggs, scraping sides occasionally, until blended.

In medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Gradually beat flour mixture into sugar mixture. Stir in oats and apple. Onto cookie sheet, drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart.
Bake about 10 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
In medium bowl, beat powdered sugar and apple juice until smooth, using wire whisk or fork. Drizzle over cooled cookies on cooling rack. Let stand about 1 hour or until glaze is set.

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