Since Jessie was adopted by Santa and Mrs Claus, she has been helping in the factory choose the toys that good dogs will receive under the Christmas tree. Jessie played with 75 different toys during the year and Santa took Jessie’s top 5 favorites and produced them for the dogs of the world. The list of toys includes a squeaky ball, a rubber bone, a pull toy, a stuffed dog and a flying disc.
Jessie was also pleased to sample gourmet dog bones during the year. Molly produced them in her kitchen with a team of elf chefs. Jessie liked all of their creations except the broccoli flavored snack chips but she liked the pumpkin and apple bones the best. So this year Molly’s culinary team has produced a treat bag of pumpkin and apple bones for all of the dog’s on Santa’s list.
Jessie has been very busy helping Santa pack the dog toys. Jessie, who must carry each toy in her mouth, has only managed to pack 4 toys in the last 15 minutes. She was distracted by a mouse, the cookie tray, and some elves dancing by the jukebox on her way to the packing room. Fortunately, the elves are very good at their job and the toys and treats have been quickly packed and are ready for Santa’s trip around the world.
Jack was taken to the hospital after collapsing at the manufacturing facility. He was exhausted and his doctor kept him in the hospital overnight to make sure he was really okay.
The next morning Santa and Jessie went to visit. They delivered a batch of Molly’s Lime Cookies and were pleased to see that Jack was up and dancing to the music on the radio.
Lime Cookies are Jack’s favorite and he was pleased to get the recipe with his treat. He immediately stopped his jig and dug into the cookies.
The recipe is below.
3/4 cup melted butter
1 cup white sugar
1/2 can frozen lime concentrate
1 beaten egg
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups flour
1 cup pecans
Mix butter, sugar, lime concentrate and beaten egg together. Mix dry ingredients together and then blend into wet ingredients. Chill batter until the mixture stiffens up and then spoon mixture by spoonfuls onto a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 12-14 minutes or until golden.
Molly’s Nana wass coming for a visit on the weekend and Molly wanted to make something special. She pulled out her Nana’s favorite recipe for Ginger Snaps and baked several dozen. Her special recipe is below.
1 cup sugar
1 cup molasses
1 cup melted butter
1 beaten egg
1 tsp ginger
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3 1/2 cups flour
Mix sugar, molasses, butter and beaten egg. Mix soda, salt, ginger and flower together. Incorporate wet and dry ingredients. Drop mixture onto a cookie sheet by spoonfuls. Sprinkle with white sugar.
Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes. Cool completely before serving. Makes 2 dozen large cookies
Jessie and Santa were at the bakery door when Claudia pulled out her keys in the morning. Through the window they could hear a banging noise coming from the back of the store. The trio quickly hurried through the restaurant to the bakery kitchen.
The humane trap was bouncing up and down as a chubby white squirrel tried to work its way out through the mesh. The animal grew agitated when Jessie entered the room and began to chatter loudly.
Jessie growled at the squirrel and Santa reached down to pet the dog. “Enough, Jessie. The animal is scared. He’s far away from home and trapped in a cage. You’d be upset in the same circumstances.”