Baking Date: February 24, 2013
When I started my new job, I wanted to do something special for my professional references who had spoken on my behalf. I decided to do some baking, and ship them the goodies, along with a handwritten thank you note, my new business card and a Starbucks gift card. Coffee and goodies on me!
I made blueberry bread and pumpkin bread from a box mix. I also made ginger snaps — here is my grandmother’s recipe (it makes a ton!):
- 1 1/2 cups shortening
- 2 cups white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup molasses
- 4 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons ground cloves
- 2 teaspoons ginger
Cream shortening and sugar; add eggs and molasses. Sift dry ingredients, add to mixture and mix well. Refrigerate until firm. Roll into 1″ balls; roll balls in sugar. Bake at 275 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
I packaged everything and shipped the boxes off to New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Colorado and Nevada. It’s just my small way of saying thank you to these good people, and is a bit more personal than just a card or e-mail.
So, thank you Will, Liz, Elizabeth and Peggy. I’m thrilled with my new job — and even more so that I have such great people willing to speak on my behalf!