For now, I hope you’ll take my word for that, as my photographers are still downloading the pics they took on Sunday at Audreys Books.
Here is one of the few pictures that I have so far. It elicited the following response from my wonderful Orca editor: “Congrats, fellow southpaw! That is a lovely pic.”
As for those other pictures, I will
try to remain patient while reminding myself that my photographers (aka my husband and big brother) “have other lives and jobs too”–or so they say.
While I’m not a photographer on their level, I did snap this shot of some tasty goodies. I pulled these from my oven several days before my launch, then attached threatening notes before stuffing them in my freezer.
What is not shown is the luscious chocolate cupcakes my friend, Melody, also brought to the launch. I’m hoping that my photographers managed a few shots of them before they disappeared from the table at Audreys.
As for the ginger cookies, my friend, Debby, requested the recipe, which I have shared below. You can tell from the ragged, well-stained recipe card that these cookies have been a staple in the Spafford-Fitz household for many years.
For clarity, I have re-typed the recipe below….
Karen’s Book-Launch Ginger Snaps
Preheat oven to 350*F.
Cream together: 3/4 cup butter and 1 cup sugar.
Add: 1 egg and 1/4 cup molasses. Mix everything well.
Add: 1/2 tsp bkg soda; 1/2 tsp salt; 1 tsp each cinnamon & ginger; 2 cups flour. Mix well.
Form into balls. Roll in sugar. Leave round.
Place on cookie sheet. (I use a pizza stone.) Bake for 10-12 minutes in preheated 350*F oven. (They will still look somewhat undercooked when you remove them. Let them cool on cookie sheet.)
Enjoy the cookies. Best served with a good book…. or two!
Thanks again to the friends and family who helped make the celebration a snowy success. Special mentions to Audreys Books, Orca Book Publishers, and James Lorimer & Co.