Fresh vegtables drizzled with olive oil, and seasoned with sea salt and pepper.
I can't tell you how delicious this dish tasted to us.
Eagerly, our granddaughter told us that she, along with her mother and sister, made cookies the evening before, and that we would have them for dessert. The cookies were "Brer Rabbit Molasses Cookies". They were a family favorite recipe from Aunt Julie's collection. In fact, they are one of the best recipes Aunt Julie makes, so I knew what I had to look forward to.
The batter needs to chill at least 3 hours, but they refrigerated it overnight.
Part way through the meal, the tray of 1 inch dough balls went into the oven(on the reliable Pampered Chef stone tray).
You can imagine how good it smelled and how amazing these warm cookies tasted...
...with the hot cups of decaffeinated Starbuck's coffee.
If you want to impress someone, maybe this would be a route you might want to take, no matter what time of the day it is.
I would like to share this old family favorite recipe with you, thanks to Aunt Julie;
Brer Rabbit Molasses Cookies
1 cup butter
1/3 cup canola oil
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup Brer Rabbit Molasses(green label, full flavor)
4 cups flour
4 tea. baking soda
2 tea. cinnamon
1 tea. ground cloves
1 tea. ginger
1 tea. salt
Cream shortenings and sugar, add molasses, eggs, and beat well. Sift dry ingredients, add to first mixture, mix well. Chill for at least 3 hours, dough will roll much easier. Form into 1 inch balls, roll in granulated sugar. Place on cookie sheet, bake 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes, depending on your oven.
Then stand back and watch your family and friends smile:)
She helped make us cookies and she was visibly sad to see us leave. How blessed are we!
Wishing you a good Monday on this President's Day!