Some Sculptures and a Cookie Recipe

These are the final pictures I took at  Rozelle Park - was that a collective sigh of relief I heard lol.

I came across these sculptures and wondered what they were as there was no details in the park. I decided to photograph them and find out when I got home.  
They were sculpted by a man called Ronald Rae who is a sculptor who was born in Ayr (where Rozelle Park is). 
The sculptures are collectively known as  The Deposition of Christ.
The link will explain a bit more fully.  I thought they were a bit unusual and worth showing you. 

Now on to the more lighthearted part of my post :))

I have had a couple of fellow bloggers requesting that I put my cookie recipe up so here you are. 
The recipe comes from "The Cookie Book"

115g (4oz) butter or marg at room temp and diced
50g (2oz) granulated sugar
75g (3 oz) soft dark brown sugar
1 egg
2.5ml (1/4 tsp) vanilla essence
125g (4 1/2 oz) plain (all purpose) flour
2.5ml (1/2 tsp) bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
pinch of salt
175g (6oz) chocolate chips.

Preheat oven to 180C/350F/ Gas 4
Cream together butter or marg with the two sugars until mixture is light and fluffy.
In another bowl mix egg and vanilla essence, then gradually beat into butter and sugar mixture. Sift in the flour, bicarb of soda and salt. 
Stir to blend.
Add chocolate chips (any flavour you like - orange is VERY nice)  and mix well.
Place rounded teaspoonfuls of the dough, spaced about 5cm apart, onto a prepared baking tin. 
Bake for around 10-15 mins until light coloured. I like to cook them until they are soft in the middle but crispy round the edges. 
Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

I'm going to make some more this weekend.  In fact I've looked through the cookie book and there are lots of lovely recipes so I might make something different. I'll let you know :)))


TexWisGirl said…
they are very odd... but some art is out of my realm...
Jill said…
I find the sculptures so fun and interesting! Perhaps it's the stone but I adore them.

The cookies sound delish but I'm trying to be good so I won't try them...just yet. :)
Tammy said…
The cookies sound wonderful, I'll have to give them a try :)
Rose said…
These are quite strange...going to the link now.
Debbie said…
i kinda' like the "odd" sculptures and those cookies sound really good!!
Zinnia said…
Hello Ellie, thank you for putting that cookie recipe up! I've got all the ingredients in and I'll be trying them out with my grandson today when he comes! We love cooking together!
I think it's fun to put up recipes from time to time! That cookie recipe book sounds really good.
Did you see the film "Stranger than Fiction" with Will Ferrell and Dustin Hoffman. There's a marvellous cookie scene in it!!
Your cookies sound tasty! The sculptures are interesting - all in the same collection, but they each are unique sculptures by themselves.
The sculptures look really different.The cookies sound yummy!
orchid said…
Hi, Dearest Ellie.
Oh, I have been to the link and knew what they represent. "They portray the pain and compassion felt at Calvary" sure is interesting for me☆☆☆ Thank you very much for showing these sculptures.
So sorry for my absence, my friend. I enjoyed your former posts' LOVELY pictures of yours as well♡♡♡
Though a frequent visitor to Doonfoot for cups of tea and a spot of lunch, I very rarely find myself in Ayr itself (mostly by navigational error). I must try and find Rozelle park and have a look at what the local boy's been carving for myself sometime.
Sheila said…
Fascinating sculptures , I can't always figure these things out but they always fascinate me all the same , thanks for sharing both the sculptures and the recipe :-)
Kala said…
Those sculptures are fascinating. And that recipe sounds delicious!
EG CameraGirl said…
I actually like the sculptures. :) The cookies sound like they'd melt in the mouth!
Lea White said…
Those sculptures are so cool!
Paul said…
Amazing sculptures. They sure are unique!
Mira Crisp said…
Ellie, let us know if you make more cookies and please share pictures with us so we can crave it! :)
geetlee said…
yummmy! thanks for the recipe Ellie :)

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