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From: Readers/Friends
To: TDW Authors/Friends

Holiday Greetings!

December 22, 2010 By: larramiefg Category: Reader's Holiday Greetings

[During this Season of giving and sharing, The Divining Wand’s readers would like to thank their authors/friends for this past year and wish them Holiday Greetings. The next few weeks will feature universal as well as personal nods to writers who share with us throughout the year. Happy Holidays!]

Seasoned Greetings to Melissa Senate
–author of The Love Goddess’ Cooking School!

Dear Melissa,

After devouring your delicious new novel, and inhaling each and every ingredient of your recipes, (that I’ll never be able to recreate, but a girl can dream, can’t she?) I wanted to share my favorite winter cookies–that I believe earn me invites to holiday parties.

Ginger Krinkle Cookies

As I dug out the brown sugar-stained recipe card my mom typed out on an old Olivetti typewriter hundreds of batches ago, I realize I start baking with a happy memory. I love making Ginger Krinkles almost as much as eating them! Almost.

2/3 Cup vegetable oil 2 tsp. baking soda
1 Cup granulated sugar 1/2 tsp. salt
1 egg 1 tsp. cinnamon
4 Tablespoons Molasses 1 tsp. ginger
2 Cups flour additional 1/2 cup granulated sugar for dipping

Mix oil and sugar, add egg and beat. Stir in molasses. Sift dry ingredients together and add to mixture. Drop spoonful of dough into sugar and form balls. Bake at 350 degrees on ungreased cookie sheet for 10-15 minutes.


Dee DeTarsio

3 Comments to “From: Readers/Friends
To: TDW Authors/Friends

Holiday Greetings!

  1. Seasoned Greetings–I love it!! Dee, you made my day with this wonderful post. Thank you so much. Those cookies sound delicious! I needed a new cookie recipe to excite my little kitchen helper who’s off from school for the next two weeks, so this is perfect.

    Thank you again and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!

    🙂 Melissa

  2. Thank YOU, Melissa! Happy baking–I hope you enjoy the holidays!! Dee

  3. Thanks for the recipe. I made it yesterday and the cookies are delicious!!


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