Als ich wisse das Morgen der Erde enden wuerde, immernoch wurd ich mein Apfelbaum pflanzen.

Even if I knew the world would perish tomorrow, I would still plant my apple tree. - Martin Luther

"Factory work's easier on the back, and I don't mind it, understand, but a man becomes what he does. Got to watch that. That's why I keep at farmin' although the crops haven't ever throve. It's the doin' that's important." Madison Wheeler in Blue Highways by William Least Heat Moon

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Groundhog Cookies (Note: These do NOT actually contain groundhogs!)

If you're from Pennsylvania, or if you are of German heritage you probably know that Saturday is Groundhog Day.

Groundhog Day is one of our little celebrations around here.

When I got married, my mom's best friend bought me a Groundhog Cookie Cutter and gave me the recipe for Groundhog Cookies.  They're a wonderful light gingersnap type cookie - I look forward to making them every year.  Then I enjoy sharing them with the other native Pennsylvanians at school - they get this Phil thing.

Groundhog Cookies

Sift together:
2 c. flour
1/2 t. baking soda
1 t. baking powder
1 t. ginger
1 t. cloves
1 1/2 t. cinnamon

1/2 c. butter
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. molasses
1 egg yolk

Mix wet and dry ingredients together.  Chill dough for 1 hour, then roll out 1/8 inch thick and cut.  Place on greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 8-10 min.

This is one of those recipes that I almost always double.  Everyone loves them. 

Go here to order you own cookie cutter.

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