Thursday, November 20, 2014

Baking & Stitching

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas at our house.
There is a definite chill in the air, thankfully just flurries though and no real accumulation yet.
The Christmas music is playing, cookies baking in the oven and the tree is all alight. 
That is the way my day started this morning. Cozy and bright!
I made some Ginger Snaps and then some Self Frosting Oatmeal Cookies. While those were baking I worked on a few pieces of clothing that needed altered then off to the store to stock-up for our Thanksgiving dinner next week.
Home to cook dinner, a little more stitching and now it's 
almost time for bed and I am more than ready.
Tomorrow's plan is a lengthy day in the kitchen canning the last bit of summer's tomatoes. 
Long and busy days but so rewarding.

Sweet treats for our tummies
  Small gifts made to share with friends and
   Shelves full of garden goodness

If you'd like to try the Ginger Snaps then you can find the recipe below.
Ginger Snaps

1 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 sticks butter
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg
2 1/4 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup white sugar (for rolling)
Beat first four ingredients in mixer.
Combine the remaining ingredients in another bowl and then add to the mixer and combine all.
Roll into 1- inch balls.
Roll balls in the 1/2 cup sugar to coat.
Bake on a parchment lined baking sheet (or a greased sheet) for 8-10 minutes at 375 degrees.


Carmen S. said...

Mmmmm, I can smell those cookies clear up here! Gorgeous creations and your tree is awesome, love it! My tree is bare the last foot or so at the bottom thanks to one very mischievious pup, OH MY is she is handful, LOL!!!! Enjoy your day my friend, thanks for sharing such a lovely post :)

Lady Jane said...

MMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMM I can smell them too.... Beautiful tree.

Cheryl said...

Come to my house and teach me how to cook. When finished we can put up my tree.

Radiosatellite Pierre said...

I love it

Wonderful .

Hugs and hello to all from all team of Radiosatellite, from Paris

( Pierre ...means Peter in english ) :)

Granny Sue said...

Hello Jessica! Long time no time to read :) Hope your days are going well. Merry Christmas!