Thursday, February 3, 2011

Spice Cake & Snowball Cookies

Two recipes today . . .

The first, Spice Cake, is actually a quick bread. The boys enjoyed it after coming in from barn chores one cold, snowy morning. The remainder we had for breakfasts and snacks.

Spice Cake

2 C. flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. allspice
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
2 eggs, beaten
1 C. sugar
2 tabl. molasses (or brown sugar)
1 C. sour milk (mix 1 C. milk with 1 tabl. vinegar) or buttermilk
2/3 C. oil

Preheat oven to 375. Stir together flour, spices, salt, soda and powder; set aside. Beat eggs into sugar and molasses. Add dry ingredients to the egg mixture, alternating with the milk. Gradually add the oil. Pour into 2 large, greased loaf pans, and bake for 25 minutes.


The Snowball Cookies were part of the snacks we had Sunday afternoon at the sledding party. Messy but tasty . . .

Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies (makes 5 dozen small cookies - you could easily halve this recipe if it's too many)

1 1/2 C. (3 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
3/4 C. powdered sugar
1 tabl. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
3 C. flour
12 oz. pkg. mini chocolate chips
Powdered sugar

Beat butter, sugar, vanilla and salt in large mixer until creamy. Gradually beat in flour; stir in morsels. Shape tablespoons of dough into 1 - 1 1/4" balls. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are set and lightly browned. Remove from oven and immediately sift powdered sugar over hot cookies while still on the sheets. Cool for 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.


Anonymous said...

They sound good! But how do they compare to the chocolate snowballs we make for Christmas?

Julie said...

Not as good as the chocolate ones -