December 24, 2010
Stars in your eyes and in your heart.
May this happy time of Christmas bring you the joy of spending precious moments with those dear to your heart.
Happiness also for sharing a smile with someone you don’t know.
May the light of Christmas shine in your heart long after this celebration.
Just enough time to bake a few more cookies… Those I love : with spices and molasses.
¾ cup butter and 1 cup sugar, beaten until fluffy.
Add in and beat well:
2 cups flour, ½ tsp salt, 2 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp ground cloves, 1 tsp ground ginger, 1 large egg, ¼ cup molasses, 1 tsp baking powder.
You’re left with a soft dough, refrigerate for an hour until firm and workable, then form into small balls and coat with sugar. Set on a baking tray an inch apart and bake at 180C for 10 minutes. The biscuits will harden on cooling.
The Christmas Tree quilt, decorated with sweets, hangs on a wall near our entrance door. Everyone visiting is welcome to try and taste a chocolate or a biscuit as they visit. Some days are more busy than others… and the tree looks less colourful. No need to worry though since replacement is at hand in case you want to drop in ! Welcome 🙂
The angels will come and sing
In praise of the sleeping child.
In the middle of the night
Light is shining
In the silent night.
Peace on Earth.”