Whew, I just blew off the tops of all your heads with that post title, didn't I??
It's Thursday! And there's food! And there's knitting! Why so much goodness on one single day? Because today is the day I'm hosting the blog tour for Knitcircus' online debut! You may have seen Miss T's interview with Knitcircus' fearless leader, Jaala Spiro, last week. You might also note that Miss T--who appears to have been quite busy--has an interview with Lily Chin in this issue of Knitcircus, as well as a pattern. And the Queen of Cookies herself, Bezzie, has a cookie recipe too. So! What are you waiting for? Go forth and read Knitcircus!
Oh, but wait--I have a couple of goodies for you just because you stopped by my post today. First of all is this:
Mmm, pretty and warm. This is one of the patterns from an earlier issue of Knitcircus, and now through the end of February, you can download it for free over at Ravelry.
But. That's not all. I promised food too, right?
Here's what Jaala has to say about why cookies are included in a knitting magazine:
We always include a recipe or two in our issue, and people often get a fun surprise from it; they’re looking through knitting patterns, articles, interviews, and suddenly there’s a cookie or delicious-looking plate of linguini. At first, we wondered if people would ask why the heck a knitting pattern has recipes. But whenever our readers mentioned the food, they always said how much they enjoyed it, so we knew our hunch that people who appreciate a merino handknit sweater will appreciate a well-made applesauce cake was right.
Now I’m happy to share my personal favorite recipe from Knitcircus (originally shown in Knitcircus #4, Fall and Holiday) for Molasses Crinkles. My seven-year-old son loves to bake these with me. In fact, just looking at the pictures makes me want to make these again for tonight’s dessert….
Thanks for sharing, Jaala! The next blog tour stop will be here. In the meantime, enjoy some nice warm cookies.
Makes 2-3 dozen cookies
20 min to prep and 12-15 to bake
.5 C butter
.25 C blackstrap molasses
1 C sugar
1 t salt
2 t baking soda
1 t cinnamon
1 t allspice
1 t powdered ginger
1 C white flour, 1 C whole wheat pastry flour
1-2 T additional sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease cookie sheets
Melt butter and transfer to bowl.
Beat in molasses and 1 cup sugar. Beat egg by itself, then beat into molasses mixture.
Add dry ingredients to wet mixture and stir well.
Flour your hands and use them to roll 1.5” balls. Roll each ball in extra sugar and place on cookie sheet.
Bake for 12-15 minutes until firm to touch.
Recipe from Susan Spiro, Jaala’s mom and an excellent baker!