Hi and welcome to my stop on the Riley Blake Stitch 'n Kitchen Blog Tour! For my project I'm using the new Stashing Sash fabric line by Eleanor Dugan. As I was working on the game board, I learned that the next Modern Quilt Guild (MQG) challenge will be using this fabric. Please visit the MQG blog here for additional information.
The game board is 21" square and we'll be making 5 x's and 5 o's as well as a lined drawstring bag (the bag uses Jeni Baker's super awesome free tutorial). First let's make the game pieces.
For the game board and pieces you will need:
1 fat quarter for x's
1 fat quarter for o's
1 yard solid for game top
1 yard backing fabric
1/2 yard solid white for grid strips
1/2 yard binding fabric (or fat quarter - it'll have more seams)
22" square piece of batting
505 spray baste
Pellon 805 Wonder Under
On each stop on the blog tour throughout the month of December there has been a bonus recipe. I'm sharing my mom's recipe for Pfeffernüsse (German Spice Cookies). We've been making them nearly every year since I was little. The recipe makes 4 dozen cookies (ish). ;)
3/4 cup molasses
1 stick butter
4 1/4 cups white flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
dash of pepper
In a saucepan combine molasses and butter. Cook and stir until butter melts. Set aside and allow to cool to room temperature.
Stir 2 beaten eggs into the cooled molasses mixture and put aside. Meanwhile, sift together four, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and pepper. Add to molasses mixture (after adding eggs). Mix well. Chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
Shape into 1" balls. Bake on greased cookie sheet (I use parchment paper instead) at 375° for 12 minutes. Cool and roll in powdered sugar.
Enjoy the cookies while you play tic-tac-toe, and happy holidays!!