Saturday, December 13, 2014

Spice and Ice

First the Spice! 
These are sooooooo good! (recipe below)
Please note that I saved three for you and three for me.  Also note that my Christmas plate was a gift to me in 1972 and was created by my youngest child.

Now the Ice! 
The icicles are forming. I've stopped the Mister from knocking them down this morning because I would like to photograph them when the sun is shining. They might be longer then, and prettier!

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Spicy Raisin Cookies

21/3 C. flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon 
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 C. (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 egg
2 tsp pure vanilla
1 C. raisins(softened by soaking in water 10 minutes then drained.

Mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in medium bowl.
Beat granulated sugar and butter in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy.  Add egg and vanilla - mix well. 
Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until well mixed.
Hand mix in the raisins until they are well distributed throughout the dough. 
Drop teaspoonfuls on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 350°about 9 minutes. Let cool before removing to rack.
Makes about 4 dozen cookies.


  1. thanks for saving a cookie (or three)! cute plate. :) you can keep the ice.

  2. Oh man I could pack on the pounds every time I visit.
    I would have done the same thing with the icicles. Nice.

  3. Love, love, LOVE the icicle photos! intricate and beautiful.

    And the cookies! I'm happy to indulge with you. Now that is one for you, and two for me?!! lol

  4. The icicles look dangerous, but definitely photo-worthy. Thank you for the cookies!