Chewy Gingerbread Cookies

New plates!  I had my eye on these all through Fall at Sur La Table and scored these when they went on sale for 3.99 each.  I bought a dozen of them!  Perfect for October Farm.

I made a huge meat and cheese platter for my daughter's event.

It took well over an hour to make this and every last piece was eaten.  I made six beef roasts with gravy and enough mashed potatoes for 230 people and there was not a drop of anything left. 

I've started my Christmas baking though it feels more like the 4th of July here rather than Christmas.  It's almost 60 degrees here right now.  Not even close to my idea of December weather.

I made chewy gingerbread cookies. 

If you want the recipe just click here:

This is my favorite gingerbread cookie of all time.

Thanks to everyone who left comments about Bev.  I have a very sad heart.


Anonymous said…
beautiful plates, lovely cookies, your heart will heal, its had two terrible blows but the memories of these two lovely friends no can ever take from you.Let the memories help you heal.My thoughts are with you and the family of dear Bev,
Dee said…
Oh Joyce, I know your heart is hurting. I have a sad heart and I did not know her. What a giving and caring person to have left us so soon. She was an ornery angel on earth! I loved her sense of humor.
Robin Larkspur said…
That meat and cheese tray looks beautiful, such an arrangement! I definitely want to make your gingerbread cookies this year!
I know it hurts like hell to lose someone special.
Fab plates. Hugs to you today.
Barbara F. said…
That meat plate looks soooo good, I pray one day I'll be at an event in DC and get to taste your food. Does the White House know about this? :)

Would you happen to know how to get burnt syrup off the oven floor?? I had an 'accident' baking my apple crumb pie and liquid spilled out. It is taking me all this time and I cannot use the oven as it smokes like a chimney. I am afraid to check it again. :( Most of it is off but there are some stubborn spots. xo
Guillaume said…
Those two plates will be so perfect for autumn. And I love Christmas baking, albeit I am terrible at it.
Megs said…
Those plates are wonderful!
And, I put a bunch of chocolate chip cookie dough in the fridge this morning. But, you are making my cookie list grow longer- I remember liking the idea of these cookies when you posted them. I'll be making the dough this afternoon.
Marvelous platter!

I know the food is transported to the event destination. What I wonder is, how do you secure something like this?

It's big. It's not *tied down.* The food parts are not *stuck together.* -grin- How ever do you keep it all on the level, for the trip???

So it arrives in perfect condition???

THIS, is almost as fantastic, as all the cooking, cooking, cooking which goes into these events.
Patty Woodland said…
Those plates are perfect for you. We had about two inches of snow with more coming.
Anonymous said…
I do like those plates!

The cookies looks delicious, we have a chewy kind of gingerbread over here that many of us loves to spread butter on and some cheese on top of it :-)

Have a great day!
petoskystone said…
It is horribly warm here as well. To top it off, we have had a mist of rain on & off all day. Ugh! Cute plates. I would have been surprised if the food *wasn't* gone to a crumb. Yum...gingerbread cookies! They're on my last for next week:) (*hugs*)
Nellie said…
A great find on those plates! What an enormous meat and cheese platter! My word! That's a lot a food.

Continue to send warm thoughts to you at this time.
Nice score on the plates! I love that store!

Did you do catering in a previous life? The meat platter looks yummy, and the cookies must have made your home smell wonderful!

Too much sadness this year . . .

The Autumm plates are wonderful..and you are right, perfect for October farm. Your food presentation is beautiful.

Joyce, I am so sad for you and for Bev's family. At times like these words are inadequate.
Ina in Alaska said…
I too feel the loss of Bev even though we never met. I will always think fondly of her.

You dishes are so pretty! I too love a good molasses cookie- would be good with the French Roast coffee I am drinking as I type this comment.

We had a good dump of snow on Saturday. I will post Halle in it for you to enjoy next post.

You are such a hard worker!!!
luckybunny said…
Could I please have a cookie? My absolute favorites. Love those new plates! The cheese plate looks good too - I'm going to have to go eat something now!
Birgit said…
Such lovely plates -- I am happy for you!

If you want snow, come over to Munich and help me with shoveling snow. ;) I only hope some snow will be left on Christmas. Hah!

John'aLee said…
Love the plates! I've decided I need another whole life to just be in the kitchen making your recipes my friend!