I am enjoying this quiet, wintry moment thoroghly enjoying the glow of the Christmas tree. I am going to share more about our tree soon, but if you’d like to know How this picture was taken, you can find a great tutorial at Unskinny Boppy. I was also inspired to create this banner, the original seen at All Things Beautiful. Mine is a bit different, but the sentiment is the same.
One of my favorite things to bake this time of the year. Ginger cookies, gingerbread houses are a fragrant favorite.
I decided to use these white dishes, because I love white dishes and they reflect the glow of the Christmas tree lights beautifully. It may be chilly and overcast outside – but it certainly is warm and glowing inside.
- 1/2 cup melted and strained bacon fat
- 1 cup sugar, plus more for rolling
- 4 Tablespoons dark molasses
- 1 large egg
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer cream together the bacon fat and the sugar.
- Beat in the molasses and egg.
- Add remaining dry ingredients combining thoroughly.
- Shape dough into walnut sized balls and roll in sugar, flatten with fingers.
- Place cookies on prepared cookie sheets (silpat mat or parchment paper)
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until golden brown on edges of cookies.
- Allow to cool on wire rack and store in an air-tight container.