I came out an hour or so later, a faint mustard-colored spot on the front of my tee shirt, and deleted the whole post.
Because sometimes that's just the right thing to do. Like everyone else, I have opinions, and I'm lucky enough that here on this blog, I also have a platform on which to present them. Occasionally, though, stating opinions crosses a line into pontification (another great word--I love words!) and the writer gets to believing what she says is more important than it is. I crossed that line and I then crossed it all out. You're welcome.
I hope you've had a wonderful week. That you've enjoyed the beautiful colors of autumn and the warm days that have slipped in as an extra little something from October.
Apple Spice Cookies
3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ cup of nuts (your preference and optional)
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup molasses
¼ cup apple cider or apple juice
1. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and nuts, if using.
2. In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Add eggs and beat until combined.
3. Beat in the molasses and apple cider.
4. Stir in the flour mixture until smooth.
5. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
6. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
7. Place parchment paper on two baking pans.
8. Drop one heaping tablespoon of dough onto the baking pans.
9. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove onto wire racks to cool.
Makes approximately 35 cookies.
I sincerely love cookies. They are just one of the most satisfying things in the world. Actually, they are synonymous with grandchildren. They're sweet, with rich flavors and differences. They always make you feel better, but time with them goes so fast. You're left with an empty plate and memories of just the best times--as well as the hope of having more soon.
Have a great week. It is the time of year of great music, delicious fundraiser dinners for local causes, orchard visits, and craft shows (Nancy Masten and I'll be at the fairgrounds on November 4 from 9 to 3--I hope to see you there.) Get out and about if you're able--friends and neighbors are wonderful gifts. Not quite as good as grandkids, but you get my drift.
Be nice to somebody.