Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Holiday baking


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.

 Love the smell of the spices

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.

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