Wednesday, October 22, 2008


I have been up since early this morning baking. Made some delicious tea buns for breakfast, have two batches of bread rising and I am about to start some of our favourite molasses cookies. I have posted the recipe before - to see it click here. However, this time I plan on drizzling then with dark chocolate after they are baked, rather than decorating them with m&ms before baking.

The reason for this is that I am baking them using a fall fashion cookie cutters - it is just way too early for Christmas shapes - which is the majority of my cookie cutters. I might be hiding in my room, now and then, listening to Christmas music but there is no way I am producing Christmas tree and bell shaped cookies in OCTOBER!

If my back holds out and I am actually able to decorate the cookies with drizzles of chocolate I will post a few pictures. And - if time allows, I hope to post some pictures of the October birthday as well as a really sweet story relating to this birthday.
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As promised...

... here are a few pictures of some the cookies!

Below is a close up of the various cookie cutter shapes that we used. A Crescent moon, an acorn, apple, cat, a maple leaf and a pumpkin. Not shown is the bat and ghost. I'm not into Halloween but the little ones who were assisting me - insisted on a few of those as well.

And they are delicious!! Try out the recipe and simply melt dark or milk chocolate chips over a double boiler, then drizzle the melted chocolate over the cookies. I scooped it into one of my icing bags and picked the largest circle tip and used this to drizzle it and YES - it was very hot! But worth it!

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