“But when the time was right, God sent his Son, and a woman gave birth to him. His Son obeyed the Law, so he could set us free from the Law, and we could become God’s children.” Galatians 4:4-5 CEV
Christmas is such a rich season. It's rich in it's message - that God would leave heaven to be born in the form of a human being to experience life as we know it and to redeem us from sin.
Since I was in school, I didn't get to help, but my grandmother or later, a family friend , would be on hand. Mom even put the extra leaves in the table so it could hold moreTo bake so many cookies was a two person job!
By the end of the day, the table was filled with chocolate chip cookies, peanut blossoms, Thumb-print cookies, Snowball cookies, butter/sugar cookies and others I can't even remember anymore.
I found some of her old recipe books the other day and decided to share a recipe today. One that's rich in cinnamony holiday aroma and flavor:
Frosted Pumpkin Bars
4 beaten eggs
1 cup salad oil
2 cups sugar
1 cup pumpkin
1 cup raisins
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
Combine ingredients and pour onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes. When cool, frost with:
3 oz. cream cheese
6 Tbsp butter
1 tsp, vanilla
1 tsp milk
3/4 pound of powdered sugar
Cream the cheese, butter, milk and vanilla together. Add sugar. Spread onto the pumpkin bar and cut into squares. These can be frozen and pulled out for a quick and easy company snack throughout the holiday season.
What cookie recipes do you remember from Christmases past?