It was a NO SCHOOL DAY HERE IN NH!!!!!!!
How was your weekend... was it as crazy as mine...?? I hope so...!! We finally headed out to Vermont to get our Christmas tree. It was bitter.. bitter cold... but I was all happy and raring to go to get my Living tree in! We packed up with friends and headed out... We went to the same place that we have gone for about 5 years and this year I was sad by the display of Christmas trees that you could cut down. I'm INFAMOUS for my BIG FAT CHUBBY TREES!! This year we walked.. and walked.. and walked.. and I couldn't find the right one... after much walking, and cold children.. I picked the best tree I could find... I was happy with it until I realized my husband could throw it over his shoulder... I was devastated... I wanted to cry.. I know it sounds selfish.... and there are many people out there without trees... but it came down to it.. I was heartbroken.... I had to take my tree and put it on a truck with a quilt to hide the trunk... sighhhhh....
This Weekend I started my baking too!! Oh it's so hard to bake and eat right... so hard....I first made these cookies...
4 1/2 cups Flour
4 tsp Ginger
2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp salt
** Mix all these ingredients together and set aside
1 1/2 cup shortening
2 Cup sugar
Then add to creamed mixture
1/2 cup molasses
Slowly add dry ingredients with the creamed ...This will form a stiff dough
Scoop up into small balls and roll in 3/4 cup of granulated sugar....
Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degree for 12 minutes
This made about 60 cookies for me using a small cookie scoop
********** these cookies will come out of the oven and melt in your mouth.... The BEST way to store these cookies are in an air tight container with a piece of bread.
**** STAY TUNED.. tomorrow is WHOOPIE PIE DAY!!!!!