Today's recipe takes me back to my children's childhood - so I needed a song to reflect that time of our life. This CD played on an endless loop in the house as well as on the road. It made everyone happy - especially in the car. Although it is a children's album, it appeals to all listener's. For years it was my gift of choice for baby showers as I was eager for others to experience it's soulful and calming charm. Call it the "Child Whisperer," if you will. It was hard for me to settle on one particular song from the collection, but in the end I've decided to go with the title track - mostly, to be honest, because of the recorded child's giggle at the 2:18 mark. Who can resist a giggling child?! And that's Amy Grant making a contribution on one of the verses and harmony. I'd say to just get the whole album, have a listen, and just try to be grumpy. It's impossible! All is well in the world at Pooh Corner! And in my kitchen at the moment ~
My children used to get a kid's magazine in the mail. It was filled with fun stories, quick crafts, and, often, a recipe. For the most part, the recipes were elementary things like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches or chocolate milk. But, now and then, they had something that caught my eye.
I'm not certain, but I think that this recipe came from that magazine. You see, I copied it off, by hand - and then have recopied it several times, by hand, and, over the years, I just can't remember for sure how it landed in my recipe box. Let's just say I'm glad it did! And you will be, too!
The molasses cookies in my life, up to the point of finding this recipe, had been the hard kind - crispy - a bit harsh in flavor. The molasses would bowl you right over with it's strappy flavor. Nothing like a mouth full of sulphur, right? But these cookies are soft! And the molasses, while prevalent, is luxuriously alluring - almost like chocolate.