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:

Gingersnap Cookies

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.

These gingersnap cookies are always a huge hit! The aroma will fill your kitchen with the scent of spices and molasses.

Apple Cider Mojitos

Juice of 1 lemon
½ cup gold rum
Apple Cider
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.

These apple cider mojitos hit the spot when the weather turns cooler and the air becomes crisp!
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