Friday, October 10, 2008


I baked some of these today as a belated birthday gift for our son-in-law. This is an old German recipe from my Grandmother, except she called them Sugar and Spice Cookies. Both of my girls baked these for the fellows who came callin' on them. I guess it worked because they are both now married! :~}
Mix together;
3/4 c. soft butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
Sift together and gradually add to the butter/sugar mixture;
2 cups sifted flour
2 teaspoons soda
3/4 teaspoon ginger
3/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
a pinch of allspice
Mix thoroughly. Form into walnut sized balls and roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheet. ( I use a Pampered Chef stone and don't grease it.) Bake 350* for 10 minutes. Cool on cookie sheet slightly then remove to cooling racks.
Enjoy with a steaming cup of spiced cider!
"Taste and see that the Lord is good " Psalm 34:8


Michele said...

Oh boy, did they ever work! You should label them "love potion #10" =) Thanks for the goodies!

Anonymous said...

Good Afternoon ~

Thank you again for sharing such a heartwarming post! I think I may have to try your cookie recipe. I think my husband would really enjoy them. ~ Me too! ~

Simple blessings to you!

Hugs ~

Lavinia said...

Mmmmmm, these sound yummy....I think your girls knew that old secret that the way to a man's heart is through the stomach!

Jennifer said...

The cookies sound yummy - although, I've never really met a cookie I did not like (well, maybe those anise ones!?!?) I saw you were walking with Mrs. H...and was wondering what the Frugal Christmas idea was (with the women's ministry?) Sounds interesting...


Wren Cottage said...

Im back to visit this sweet little haven you've created and to answer your question about the butterflies :)
We've been butterfly gardening for 10 years now! We make sure we plant "host" plants for the butterflies, this is the plant the butterflies will lay their eggs on and then the catterpillar will chew on this plant until it turns into a cocoon... so we check these plants on and off and when the catterpillars are a nice size we take the clipping of the plant that she's on with her on it and put it in a floral vial and bring it indoors. We make sure she has enough to eat, bringing in more clippings as necessary. We have a little screened box that my hubby built where we keep the cuttings in because the catterpillars do tend to wander abit and that way when they hatch we can just bring the little box out and release them. They need about 3-4 hours to dry once they hatch. You can also plant "nectar" plants in your garden that way they'll come back to your garden and start the whole cycle again. It is lots of fun! If you have any questions I'll be more than happy to share!!
Allright sweetie, going to take a peek around some more :)
Have a great week!! And thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog :) So happy to have met you!
xo Madai