I hate it when someone says they’re going to do something and then they don’t. I hate it even more when the person gassing on about doing things is me.
About a few weeks ago, I said I was going to post recipes from the 2013 Moxie Recipe Contest. I explained how to make a Moxie Reduction and I posted a recipe for Moxie Cream Frosting. I had every intention of posting more recipes and telling a few stories about some of the cooks.
Then I bought a big old four bedroom house on practically an acre and the grass started growing. I was briefly overwhelmed and I took a “leave of absence” from blogging to mow the lawn.
Maureen King would never take a leave of absence to mow the lawn.
With a big cheer, Maureen gets more things done than almost anyone I know. She lives in a big old house and although she doesn’t have a giant yard, she does have a hungry wood boiler in her basement she feeds all winter long. She has a job and a daughter who just graduated from high school; her son is getting married in a few weeks. She’s been making shower centerpieces, planning a graduation party and a wedding, and mowing her lawn. She’s probably found time to make Uncle Bob a strawberry rhubarb pie, too.
Oh, Maureen! How do you do it?
Here’s Maureen’s recipe for “Moxie Crinkle Cookies”:
Oven temperature is 375°
5/8 cup shortening
¼ cup applesauce
¾ cup white sugar
¼ cup brown sugar
¼ cup MOXIE syrup
2 ¼ cup flour
¼ teaspoon cloves
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon baking soda
Mix first 6 ingredients together and then add next 5 dry ingredients. Mix well, form into round balls (a little smaller than ping-pong balls), roll in sugar and bake 7 – 9 minutes for soft cookies.
Recipe makes 2 ½ dozen cookies, depending on size.
Even though she’s got a million things to do, I hope Maureen will have time to enter the Moxie Recipe Contest again this year. You should too.
The Moxie Recipe Contest will be held on Friday evening, July 11, 2014, at Chummy’s Restaurant in Lisbon Falls, Maine. The judging begins at 5:00 p.m.