Our weather is about to turn cold so I have stocked up on dry food for the ferals. I also have some food that was donated by someone and I appreciate that very much. The tough months are just ahead of us now but our seasons have been so different lately that I'm hoping for a warmer winter. I always worry so much about the wild-life and the feral cats.
It's time to start thinking about what we want to have in our cookie tins this Christmas. I make a few different cookies and loaf cakes. My sister bakes all the squares and sells them in Christmas tins along with her famous meat pies. She has been baking for other people for years now. She is that good. "Scrumpdillyishus"
Here's one of my cookie recipes you might want to try...
c - cup, tsp - teaspoon
1/2c warmed molasses
1/4c brown sugar
1/8 tsp allspice
1/3 tsp baking soda
1 pinch of salt
1 7/8c pastry flour
1 pinch of nutmet
1 pinch of ground cloves
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Mix together the butter and warmed molasses. Add the sugar, allspice, soda and salt.
Sift together the flour, nutmeg, cloves, ginger and cinnamon. Mix well together. Wrap and refrigerate for 10 days.
After wrapping in tin-foil, I then placed this in a plastic bag before putting into the fridge.Bring to room temperature, roll the dough thinner and then cut each cookie. Bake in a 375F oven for 10 minutes.
These come out looking like your grandma's molasses cookies.
The Wilson box has been replaced already with a white plate of the evergreen branches and a scented candle. It was just a wee bit too big for the table. I have other decorative plans for the box.
You wanted to meet the bunnies and those wascally wabbits have other ideas. They are not easy to photograph and I think I am just used to catching the moment with the feline subject. So, "patience, please" and I will do my best before they have me pulling my hare out.
Thanks to an afternoon of Audrey snoozing with Aunt Lily, I managed to get quite a bit done without interruptions.