Sunday, November 20, 2011

for goodness sake

yesterday it was all about the first minnesota snowfall and yummy smells coming from the kitchen. here's a little photo shoot of my ginger ball cookies being made. i'm practically famous for them. check out the date on my well worn recipe card. 1980. doesn't that sound ancient? i was a newlywed in the 80's and baking was something i did every week. if you'd have stopped by on any given day-you would have been offered something freakishly, freshly baked. that's the way this farmgirl-raised by her gram- was taught. we were happy and well fed and had horrendous perms, it was the 80's. now baking is something i do for special occasions- and yesterday felt special. SNOW-who doesn't love the first big wallop of it every year? a few white lights came out to play and so did some sarah mclachlan's wintersong music.

pay close attention to the sugar ladies---available at byerlys. imported from sweden

that which looks like chocolate is actually dark molasses

little devils lined up ready for dipping in this
cool sugar from sweden (lars)
yes...30 yrs. later, still just as yummy. here is the recipe.
dirty, stained-tried and true

 take my advice and double this. roll balls in regular sugar or dip top in pearl sugar, bake at 350 for about 8-9 minutes. underbaking is THE KEY people. it's why we all think they are so perfectly delightful.

                    oh and this was the scene on the deck as night fell.

  ~  as we kick off this week that is all about blessings, i'd like to thank you for taking the time to read my blog....wishing you blessings that overflow your cup! xo b.

1 comment:

  1. Mmm those cookies look amazing! And I love ginger. I'll have to try it out. We have slightly different terms for things here in the UK & I *think* shortening is margarine and molasses is treacle but I'll double-check before any baking!

    I can't imagine living somewhere where snow is a given every year but it must be magical and make the Winter season really feel like Winter!

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, it's great to meet you and I'm glad you're feeling so fired-up about blogging!


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