But, rather than get bogged down in the possibility of a sinus infection or bronchitis which always follows in my case, I decided to look at the positive. Cooler weather means only one thing should be happening. Baking!! It's not possible to feel miserable when you're enjoying a piece of pumpkin pie or gingerbread. My daddy loves pumpkin pie. So I think that tomorrow I'll make one. Since everyone gathers at my house after church on Sunday won't it be nice to offer them a piece of pumpkin pie? Just sounds comforting, doesn't it? And my mother just gave me a few glass pie plates. I'm taking that as a sign.
Now I can't make a pie crust like my mother. I have tried and tried and tried. I use her recipe which is 3:1. Meaning 3 cups flour to 1 cup Crisco. Ice cold water and a pinch of salt. Pastry chefs tell you to let your dough rest. My mother never did. But when my crust didn't come out like hers - you know, perfect - I thought I would try that little trick. Didn't work. Still doesn't come out like hers. It's not bad just not hers. The only consolation I can take is that my pumpkin pie is still better than no pie at all.
And today I think I'll make some cookies. I found a delicious sounding recipe on the Nestle website for Butterscotch Gingerbread cookies. Doesn't that sound divine? I read the reviews and over a hundred people said that these cookies were delicious. Can't argue with that. So the boys will have a little treat when they get home from school. My niece and nephew stop on their way home everyday so they can enjoy some too. My husband will think I'm great. And my house will smell delicious. So when I go grocery shopping today I better stock up. Pretty soon it will time to start baking for Christmas!!
Butterscotch Gingerbread Cookies
Level: Easy Rated:
Preparation - 15 min | Cooking - 9 min | Cooling Time - 15 min