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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A Spring Table Setting and a Cookie Recipe...

Happy Wednesday to you all...
How are you?  I am a bit late in posting today..
This morning was spent with two of my best friends...
Pam and Tammy..
We always enjoy each other's company so much:-)
Bless you sweet friends...
We have had a very busy week so far.. Our church hosted a convention the last few days.. It was such a blessed time..  
Here is a pic of a little tablesetting I put together.. 
Spring...
Spring has finally arrived here although it is still chilly at times.
There are lots of Spring flowers and the leaves are almost out on our Maples..
I love this season... new beginnings...
Terry helped me put a wee lunch on at the meetings and one of the things we served is this old recipe that is popular in our family...
MOLASSES COOKIES..  
I think they went over well as there were only these 2 left.. smile..
Here is the recipe for you...

GRAM'S MOLASSES COOKIES...
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup molasses
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Combine butter, shortening and sugar in a large bowl.. Beat until light and fluffy...Beat in vanilla and molasses..
Stir dry ingredients in a separate bowl and stir well..
Gradually stir dry ingredients into butter mixture until well mixed...
Drop by large spoon onto well greased cookie tray about 2 inches apart..
Bake 10 -12 minutes
Cool on a rack..
Yield... 3 dozen...
These really are good and moist.. They only take a few minutes to make, too...

Thank you for dropping by... Also... welcome to the new followers of this blog... I appreciate all of you.

I just wanted to mention to you dear faithful readers that the bathroom is still not finished.. We have been running the roads and have not had time to do it.... BUT.... Terry says we MAY  get at it the next day or two..(I am trying to tie him down by telling him that you sweet girls are wondering... smile..)

On Saturday we have a Keepers meeting in Sussex... 
If anyone is interested please contact me at
WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU...
God bless...

5 comments:

  1. Wow, I love the table setting, especially the table runner! feel free to take a bit of break before you tackle your bathroom- what a job you had to feed all those hungry ministers during the conference! You can expect an email from a sweet lil' Lauryn- she wants to write to you :)

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  2. You did a lovely job putting together the table setting!
    I love cookies but a the moment I'm trying to keep my sweet tooth under control!
    Best wishes
    Christine

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  3. WHAT A CUTE TABLE SETTING, I AM SURE FAYE WITH YOU MAKING THE LUNCH THEY WOULD HAVE LOVED IT. AND THE MOLASSES COOKIES LOOK REALLY GOOD, IF I WAS THERE I WOULD HAVE TAKEN THE LAST TWO...LOL!

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  4. SO SPRING!! Can't wait to try cookies.
    I think you need to get a sweet kitty.
    Lots of love :)
    Granny Trace
    www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

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  5. Hi, Faye,
    I just found your recipe for molasses cookies. I already printed it out. :)
    Katie and I just made a batch similar to this, but I think I'm going to make some of these too. They make the house smell wonderful! ♥

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