Archive | December 17, 2013

Yuletide – Pagan Carol – What Child Is This?

What Child is this?

What child is this who brings such light
That all who see Her grow hopeful? The Solstice candles this darkest night
Rekindle a flame in our souls.

This, this is the Solstice Child The Maiden brilliant,
the Maiden mild.
Come family to hold her near.
The hope and the light of the New Year.

Yuletide treat – Grandmother Dorchester cookies

Grandmother Dorchester Cookies

2 cups Brown sugar
2/3 cup shortening
2 eggs
2 teaspoons of water
2 ½ cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon of cloves
2 cups raisins

Cream together brown sugar and shortening
Add egg and water
Sift together the dry ingredients

Add to the sugar mixture
Add raisins and mix well
Dough will be quite stiff
Drop by large tablespoon on foil lined cookie sheet

Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 10 -15 minutes

Makes 3 -5 dozen

This is a very old recipe and is named for the grandmother of my grandmother’s girlhood friend