I have found the perfect recipe to transform your mouth into Christmas.
Yes, you heard right, the whole winter holiday season into your oral cavity.
Christmas decorations and trees included, even a nativity scene if that’s what you’re into.
If you like soft, moist cookies with the perfect balance of sweet and spicy, this is the recipe for you!
What’s also awesome about these cookies is that they are suitable for those who are lactose intolerant and some vegetarians who still eat eggs!
Thank you DianasaurDishes for this wonderful recipe!
makes 3 dozen
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup white sugar
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
2 heaping TBS finely chopped crystallized ginger
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup persimmon puree
1/4 cup powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream shortening and sugar together. Add egg and mix well.
In a large bowl mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg. Sift into the creamed sugar and mix well.
Add chopped ginger, walnuts, vanilla and persimmon puree. Mix until smooth. Drop in heaping teaspoonfuls on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake 13-15 minutes or until tops are just turning golden. Should have a cake or muffin like texture.
Dust with powdered sugar, or use to make ice cream sandwiches with pumpkin pie ice cream!
Oh..wait, right, never. I almost forgot where I live. 20 cm of wet snow guys. And it will continue on through the week. Happy spring Calgarians!!!
When the winter storm warning was in effect yesterday, my friend Ria was hoping it was a April fool’s joke.
I laughed at her silliness, but secretly hoped it was true.
Well, look what accumulated over night.
I had to take the bus to work today, and during my 2 and a half hour commute I observed:
1) Neighbors of 4 houses out shoveling snow and not interacting with each other.
2) A dog almost getting ran over by a car.
3) A nice young man switching out of priority seating when an elderly couple entered the bus.
4) A frail tiny elderly woman shoveling her own side walk and no one helping her.
5) A car getting stuck in the middle of an intersection.
I haven’t people watched for a while, and it saddens me to see just how little interaction people have with each other and the world in general.
Dwindling warmth and hardened hearts.