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Molly’s Peppermint Cocoa

1/3 cup cocoa powdercocoa

1/2 cup sugar

1 tsp peppermint extract

2 cups milk

2 cups almond milk

Add milk, peppermint extract  and almond milk to a pan.  Heat until simmering.  Stir in cocoa powder and sugar.  Blend until smooth.  Serve warm.

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Molly’s Shortbread

1 cup buttershortbread

1/2 cup icing sugar

2 cups flour

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

Mix butter and icing sugar until fluffy.  Add dry ingredients and incorporate until mixture forms a ball.  Form into a log and chill for at least an hour.  Remove from refrigerator and cut into slices. Bake at 325 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes.

Molly’s Baking Helpful Hints

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  • If you plan to freeze spice cake leave the cloves out. Cloves get stronger when chilled.
  • Use the wrappers from butter and shortening to grease cake pans.
  • Sprinkle your cake plate with icing sugar or granulated sugar to keep the cake from sticking to the plate.
  • Dust your cake with powdered sugar before icing to keep icing from running off your cake.
  • A slice of apple under your cake dome will keep your cake fresher.
  • Slice leftover cake into slice and freeze. Take out for lunches.  The cake will be thawed by the time your ready to eat.
  • Before rolling cookie dough chill for ½ hour. This makes it much easier to roll without sticking.
  • For refrigerator cookies chill dough in empty orange juice tubes. The slices will be perfectly symmetrical.
  • Use an ice cream scoop to scoop out cookies onto your cookie tins. Your cookies will all be uniform in size.
  • When sprinkling sugar on cookies use an empty salt shaker.

Jessie’s Favorite Ginger Cookies

1 cup butterGingerCookie

1 cup sugar

1 cup molasses

1 egg

4 cups flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

2 tsp cinnamon

2 1/2 tsp ginger

1 tsp cloves

1 tsp nutmeg

2 tsp salt

Cream butter, sugar, molasses and egg until light and fluffy.  Mix in remaining ingredients.  Roll in floured parchment and chill overnight.

Roll and cut out.  Bake at 35o degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes