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Brown Sugar Cookies

Jessie watched as Molly folded the cookies together.  She sniffed the air and drooled when she smelled the aroma of molasses and brown sugar.  She sniffed again and then walked over to Molly.  Jessie sat close to the woman and nudged her leg with her nose.

Molly looked down.  “You’ll have to wait until the cookies are baked, Jessie.  I can’t wait to try them.  What about you?”

Jessie barked and held up her paw.

“It looks like you agree.”  Molly patted the dog on her head.  “I’ll share when they come out of the oven.  While were waiting I have to write down the recipe for the elves.  I promised Chloe that I’d share.”    Soon Molly had the recipe written out to share with her friends.  Satisfied, Molly opened her blog to add the recipe.  She hoped her readers would enjoy the sweetness of the recipe.

2 3/4 cups whole wheat flour

Brown Sugar Cookies


1/2 tsp baking poser

1/4 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1/2 cup melted butter

1/3 cup shortening

1 beaten egg

1/2 cup molasses

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 tsp vanilla

Mix wet ingredients together.  Mix dry ingredients together. Fold dry ingredients into wet ingredients until a stiff dough is formed.  Roll dough into a cylinder in parchment paper and chill overnight.  Remove from refrigerator and cut into slices. Bake on cookie sheets at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown.

Cranberry Tarts

The countdown to Christmas is on and each and every day Santa has to make sure a task is checked off his list.  All the work he has in December makes him very hungry and Molly has made special for Santa and the elves.  Today she made a fresh batch of Cranberry Tarts for everyone.  Her special recipe is below.


3 cups flour

1 tsp salt

1/2 lb vegetable shortening

1 egg


Mix flour, salt and vegetable shortening until crumbly.  To a measuring cup add 1 egg and enough milk to make 1/2 cup.  Pour wet mixture into flour mixture and combine.  Chill for at least an hour.

Cranberry Mixture

3/4 cup cranberries

1/4 cup raisins

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 tbsp flour

dash salt

1/3 cup hot water.

Combine above in blender until mixture is smooth.  Pour into prepared tart shells using the pastry recipe above.  Bake in a 400 degree Fahrenheit oven for 20 minutes.

Molly’s Mixed Fruit Cobbler

Santa and Jessie have come down with a cold and Molly is nursing them back to health.  She made tea and chicken soup for the pair just as her mother used to make for her when she was small.

Molly wanted to make something warm and comforting to ease their rumbly tummies.  So Molly whipped up a cobbler with plenty of fruit.   Her recipe is below.

2 cups peaches, peeled and slicedmixedfruitcobbler

Mixed Fruit Cobbler

2 cups blueberries

1 cup cranberries

1 cup raspberries

1/2 cup sugar

3 tbsp flour


1 1/2 cups flour

1/3 cup sugar

2 tsp baking powder

1 egg

1/2 cup almond milk

Combine fruit, sugar and flour in a large baking dish mixing thoroughly.

Combine topping ingredients until a  thick batter is formed.  Drop spoonfuls on fruit leaving spaces between spoonfuls.

bake at 375 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes.