Holly’s Law says when you don’t put pressure on yourself to get a finish, you’ll get a finish. (If you want to get up to speed on what I’m working on and why, click here.) During my stitching time, I mostly worked on Brittercup Design’s “Mine!” Here it is … so cute.
I also put some stitches in on “Scandinavian Tree” by Scandinavian Stitches.
In the cookie department, I baked a batch of spice cookies. I’ve been making these for almost twenty years … they are the perfect autumn/winter cookie, because of the molasses and fragrant spices. They won’t be the most attention-getting cookies on your Christmas tray, but they are delicious and very addictive.
1-1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup molasses
4 cups flour
4 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. each ground ginger and cloves
1 tsp. salt
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add molasses; mix well. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Chill overnight.
Shape into 1/2-in. balls; roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375 for 6 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Yield: about 20 dozen cookies.