Christmas cards done and going out in the mail today! Yeah!
Christmas baking started!
In a saucepan: ¾ cup light molasses, ½ cup butter. Cool to room temp, stir in 2 eggs.
Sift: 4 ¼ cups flour, ½ cup sugar, 1 1/4tsp cinnamon, 1 1/4tsp soda, ½ tsp cloves, ½ tsp nutmeg, dash of pepper. Mix with molassess mix. Mix well, chill for several hours, shape in 1 inch balls, bake on greased cookie sheet 375 degree for 12 min. Cool and roll in powdered sugar.
Hard Rock Candy
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup lite corn syrup and water (each)
Combine in saucepan with a dash of salt and bring to a boil. Cook to a soft crackle about 290 degrees. Remove from heat and add color and flavor. Swirl gently to blend. Pour into a 8x8x2 metal pan. Let stand until firm and cut into little puffs or let harden and drop to shatter and roll in powder sugar
Flavors and colors-- just missing cinnamon
Anise for Dad
Wintergreen for the boy.