Bake these when you’re done with horse chores

Winter projects can be long or short on investment.

Long investments measure about 22 feet in length. Learn to braid a mecate.
Short investments are best measured with eggs, sugar, and butter.

Here’s a family favorite, handed down from my mom, Sally Butcher. Read about her work and times with Tom, therapy dog extraordinaire.

Ginger Balls are quick, easy, and delicious. If you overcook them, no worries! They’re fabulous when dunked in tea, coffee, cocoa, or milk.

cookiesGinger Ball recipe for about 4 dozen cookies

(I usually double it to make enough for friends).

Place in a bowl:
¾ cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
scant ¼ cup molasses
Mix together well.

2 cups flour
¼ tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
½ tsp cloves
2 tsp baking soda

Blend well.

Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in granulated sugar.
Place at least 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes @ 350 degrees.

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