TIMBER!!!

TIMBER!!!

At 3 am I arose to a clatter, I ran to the living room to see what was the matter, and what to my sleepy eyes did I see, but my downed Christmas tree. There were baubles, candy canes, and pine needles galore, all strewn about my carpeted floor. I took a deep breath and gave a sigh, this was not good I could see through my sleepy eyes. So, back to bed I went cuz I knew it didn’t matter I would clean up the mess a few hour later.

Corny I know, but I had to do it.
The tree survived as did the lights, ornaments, and only a few broken candy canes. I am sure my kids will make quick work of those broken canes sticky fingers and all…As we all know sticky fingers are finger licking good!

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Honey Crinkles

Honey Crinkles

These cookies are so easy. They take hardly anytime at all. Also a good first cookie for younger bakers. The honey flavor is out of this world. I have to warn you though, these are very sweet, you could cut down on one or both sugars a bit if you want, the choice is yours. In the picture I have split open one of these babies, as you can see they are very moist inside and chewy too. Enjoy with a glass of milk or a hot cup of coffee or tea if you prefer.

Honey Crinkles

1/2 Cup Butter, softened
1 Cup Sugar
1/3 Cup Honey
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1 egg
2 Cups Flour
2 tsp. Baking Soda
1/2 tsp. Ginger
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1/4tsp. Salt

Preheat oven to 350.

Cream together butter, sugars, and honey till smooth. Add egg and mix till well combined. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Dough will be soft. At this point you can either proceed with rolling into balls, about 1 to 1 1/2 inches, then rolling in sugar amd placing on ungreased cookie sheet or you could put dough in fridge so it will be less sticky. If you are anything like my family you won’t mind the dough on your fingers and hands. That’s right, finger licking good!
Bake in your preheated 350 degree oven for 12 minutes, bottoms and edges will be lightly browned. Let stand on sheet 1 minute then remove to wire rack to finish cooling.

These freeze well. Simply put in freezer bag after completely cooled, remove as much air as possible, seal and place in freezer.

Copyright © 2014 by (Karen S. Hanshaw-Dinsmore)

Cinnamon Sugar Biscuits

Cinnamon Sugar Biscuits

These are one of my families favorite weekend morning breakfast treats. They gobble them up almost as fast as I can put them on the table. Did I mention they are super easy to make? Well, they are super easy to make, 15 minutes max.

Biscuits: Cinnamon Sugar
1 3/4 cups All Purpose Flour
1Tbs. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/3 cup Stick Margarine or Shortening
3/4 cup Milk, Half n Half, or Cream

Preheat oven to 350. Put measured dry ingredients in bowl with butter, using a fork or pastry blender, cut in butter until it resembles course crumbles. Add milk and stir till a dough is formed. Put out onto lightly floured surface and knead 15 or so times till smooth. With your hands pat out to about 1/2 inch thickness. Using a 2 inch cookie cutter, lid, or whatever else you have cut out. Dip cutter in flour to help prevent sticking. Re-pat dough as needed till all used up. You should have about 16 rounds.

Cinnamon Sugar

1/2 cup sugar and 1 or 2 tbs. cinnamon, depending on how sweet you like yours.
Combine Cinnamon and sugar.

You will also need 1/3 Stick Melted butter

Now the fun part. Melt 1/3 stick butter in bowl. Dip each biscuit into butter till completely covered then do a quick drip then drop into cinnamon sugar covering all sides. Place on ungreased baking sheet, about an inch apart. Take a knife and score the tops if you like. Put in oven and bake 10 minutes. Viola! Scrumptious and quick.

Kids really like doing the butter dipping and then cinnamon sugar dipping. Plus they can lick their fingers. It’s all in the family so finger licking is ok, right? 🙂

Copyright © 2014 by (Karen S. Hanshaw-Dinsmore)