l–r top to bottom
1. mug cozy and "saucer"
2. mug bottom
3. saucer on end
4. cozy button
Today is another stormy snowy mix, which gives me permission to play. The pattern above was made up as I went along so I am not crediting it. All one has to do is Google "mug cozy" and you'll find many patterns.
The "saucer" was supposed to have been the bottom of my handbag. No worries, though, by tomorrow I should be able to show you how that handbag turned out in the end. It will be good for a chuckle if nothing else.
I also worked on ric-rac (site cited yesterday) using the teeny-weeny crochet hook, crochet thread, and massive amounts of patience. This is going to be used on the tag for the challenge at Quill Cottage coming right up on the
19th 30th (can't read today).
Yesterday, I did bake, after all. John had been promised old-fashioned soft molasses cookies. My mother had a wonderful recipe, which I cannot find. Usually, I can find anything on the Internet, but not this time. I found something, which I switched up so much that I can now officially call this recipe my own.
Not Good Old-Fashioned Molasses Cookies (though still quite delicious)
* ¾ cup melted butter (salted or unsalted your choice)
* 1 packed cup brown sugar
* 1 large egg
* ½ cup regular molasses (not black strap)
* 2 ½ cups King Arthur's unbleached, unbromated flour
* ½ tsp salt if using unsalted butter; ¼ tsp salt if using salted butter
* 2 tsps baking soda
* 1 tsp ground cinnamon
* 1 tsp ground ginger
* Melt butter, allow to cool some
* Add brown sugar
* Stir in egg and molasses
* Mix dry ingredients
* Fold dry ingredients into the soft mixture
* Stir well
* Using a cookie scoop (2 TBS size), create balls and roll them in sugar.
* Place on parchment paper
* Bake at 350° for 10–12 minutes
Very tasty, but NOT the soft, Grandma's bun looking sort of old-fashioned cookie I'm hoping to find.
Edited to Add: I was called in for Nonni duty today, which is a real treat.
This movie is of my grandson just now eating a cookie from yesterday's batch. Listen to that crunch. Oh my! Consider yourselves warned. =)
Pam at Playing With My Camera has offered a *Soft Molasses Cookie Recipe* that uses coffee as an ingredient. Interesting!