Monday, December 29, 2014

Wassail



8 cups hot water
1 cup sugar
juice of one lemon
1 can frozen orange juice
whole cloves (I usually use about 6)
cinnamon sticks (I usually use 1)

Steep spices in hot water; add remaining ingredients.  Serve hot.

This is my mom's recipe and it has such a great flavor!  Perfect on a cold winter's night!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Best Ever Peanut Butter Cookies



Cream:
2 cups shortening
2 cups sugar
2 cups brown sugar

Add: 
1 tsp vanilla
4 eggs
2 cups peanut butter
6 cups flour
4 tsp baking soda
salt

Bake at 375 degrees for 8 minutes.  Using a fork smash cookie down while hot running the fork in both directions (making a t).  Sprinkle with sugar.  Makes about 80-90 cookies when using the medium size cookie scoop.  

These are soft and oh so yummy!