Recipes for Fall and Holiday Entertaining
When it comes to fall and holiday entertaining, Midwest Kitchens, LLC has you covered! We are excited to share some of our favorite recipes for fall and holiday entertaining. We know that the kitchen is the heart of every home–the place where we make our most lasting memories with our families and friends.
Our gingersnap cookie recipe for fall and holiday entertaining will fill your kitchen with the scent of molasses, cinnamon and other spices. And of course, who can pass up a seasonal cocktail every now and then? Cheers!
Midwest Kitchens Recipes for Fall and Holiday Entertaining:
2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon salt
¾ cup vegetable shortening
1 cup packed light brown sugar
¼ cup molasses
Sugar & Spice Topping:
½ cup granulated sugar
½ teaspoon cloves
½ teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease 2 baking sheets. (We use parchment paper instead.)
Combine the flour, spices & salt.
In a large bowl, cream the shortening & brown sugar. Beat in the egg. Beat in the Molasses. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients.
Pinch off walnut-sized pieces of dough and roll into balls. Roll in granulated sugar & spice mixture & place 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets.
Bake for approx. 10 min, until lightly colored. (For a chewy cookie, don’t over-bake.) Transfer to wire racks to cool.
Apple Cider Mojitos
Juice of 1 lemon
½ cup gold rum
Garnish: Mint, Apple Slices & cinnamon sticks
Fill 2 glasses with ice. Add the juice of half a lemon to each glass. Divide the rum between the two glasses, then fill ¾ of the way full with Apple Cider. Top each with a splash of Seltzer water, if desired. Add garnish
For a winter holiday version, use warm apple cider & skip the ice.