• Cookies,  Recipes

    Holiday Ginger Snaps

    When you are in the mood for a nice spicy gingerbread type cookie- these should do the trick. I made this batch for Winter Solstice this week so that’s why they’re decorated as suns. Cut them out in whatever shape you desire and decorate or sprinkle with sliced almonds. They are a touch of  the holiday spirit for a cookie jar in my opinion.   Holiday Ginger Snaps 1 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup molasses 2 teaspoons ground Ceylon Cinnamon 2 teaspoons ground cloves 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon groung nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2 pound butter, cut into pieces 4 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda Frosting…

  • Cookies,  faves,  Recipes

    Blackberry Almond Thumbprints

    This recipe came from my Aunt B as Raspberry Almond Thumbprints-one of our favourite all time cookies. In fact, we served these as part of a cream tea for our wedding reception.   They are a delightful combination of short bread cookie with the almond playing a nice offset against the sweet-tartness of the jam center. As I made them for a treat this holiday I came across a jar of B’s homemade blackberry jam in the pantry. (She’s a lovely friend to have- always sharing the bounty of her kitchen!) So I thought I would try a variation. I’m glad I did because I think that these are just as…

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