Christmas in the Midwest

Written by Clarence Andrews

Retail: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1932043662
Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
Pages: 172

You will find the spirit of Christmas here in the writings of distinguished American writers, including Hamlin Garland, Susan Glaspell, Phil Stong, Ruth Suckow, Susan Allen Toth, James Whitcomb Riley, Paul Engle, and Hartzell Spence. Delicious recipes are included.

The front cover features Phil Odden and his Fjord horses. The back cover photo is of Eric Olesen displaying baked goods from the family bakery, O&H Danish Bakery in Racine, Wisconsin.

This revised and expanded edition (2010) includes this recipe:

Old-Fashioned Ginger Molasses Cookies

3/4 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup molasses
2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
sugar for rolling

Cream shortening and sugar. Add egg, vanilla, and molasses. Combine the dry ingredients and gradually add to the shortening mixture. Chill for an hour. Shape into 1-1/2-inch balls. Roll each ball in granulated sugar and bake about 8 to 10 minutes at 400 degrees. Makes about 4 dozen.