Friday, February 19, 2016

Tea and Cookies....

These are just a few pictures I took from around our home. I should be working on other things, as I have tons to do, but I just can’t seem to get myself moving in the right direction. Do you ever get that way? I think it’s called “winter fatigue”. (giggle) I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one suffering from this horrible disease. Any others out there??

There is always so much to be done around here, but sometimes I think it’s good to just take a break and do nothing. Don’t you? Everyone deserves that kind of day once in a while. I have been on vacation all week, and had so many big plans for things I was going to do, but….here I sit.

Actually, I have cleaned my closet, getting rid of many unused items. I bagged them all up and took them to our local good will. The money they get from selling donated items goes toward feeding the hungry in our County. I like that!

I’ve also been doing a lot of cooking and baking…soups, biscuits, breads, apple crisp, and some really great cookies. I like to give a lot of the sweets away. That way they don’t end up on MY hips. LOL! Yes folks! I would eat them all up if I kept them in my house! I know I’m not alone in this….you’d do the same wouldn’t you?

Our youngest son is usually the lucky recipient of many of the baked items. He’s tall enough that they get lost on him. He’d probably argue that fact, though.

I thought for today we could sit down together for some tea and cookies. This is a wonderful recipe that was given to me. How about a cup of Raspberry tea?

Oh! And we can look through the new spring “A Simple Life” magazine. Come take a seat by the warm fire…

Molasses Crinkle Cookies
1 1/3 c. canola oil
2 c. white sugar
1/2 c. molasses
2 eggs
Mix this well, then add….
4 c. flour
4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
2 tsp. cinnamon
3 tsp. ground ginger
Once this is all combined well…refrigerate dough for 2 hours or overnight. Roll into 1” balls, then roll in sugar, and place on un-greased cookie sheet. Press balls down to flatten slightly. Bake at 350* for 8 min.

These cookies are super delicious! They are so soft and moist, and go great with a cup of tea, and well…just bake’em up and try’em for yourself. You won’t be disappointed!

Well this brings me to the end of today’s post, and the end of my cup of tea. Did you enjoy yourself? I know I did. Now go take some time to bake these cookies. You’re going to love them!