Wednesday, December 16, 2009

12 Days of Tea and Cookies

In honor of the changing season. We started a 12 days of tea and cookies tradition. We've been eating a few, freezing a few and mailing a few. Here's our first batch from December 13th.

Rambling Raspberry Rose Tea

1 tblsp razz leaves

3 rose hips

dash of cinnamon

slice of lemon

Combine razz leaves and rose hips in tea ball or bag. Cover with hot water in a large mason jar-sprinkle with cinnamon, cover and allow to steep for 45 minutes or while cookies are baking. Pour over sliced lemon and sweeten with local honey.
Oatmeal Banana Spice Cookies
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 tblsp molasses
2 eggs
1 cup plain yogurt
1 banana
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups spelt flour
1tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cloves
4 cups dry oats
1 cup raisins
Blend wet ingredients. Sift dry ingredients. Combine and stir in raisins.
Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. Cool and devour!

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