by Glenda Williams, BNc correspondent
GENEVA, Alabama (BNc) — This author began a cookie ministry last week. Let me explain.
“Old-Timey Tea Cakes” was the recipe that caught my attention and I made a batch. With four cups of flour, one and three-fourths cups of sugar, two sticks of butter and a few more ingredients, in a little over an hour I had 96 tea cakes that didn’t need to stay in our house. I decided out the door they would go as we visited different people on our Tuesday day of visiting.
My friend suggested a dozen would be a nice number of cookies to give each family.
The packaging was simple. I recycled my small gift bags with the colorful tissue paper. The cookies were placed in a new zip-lock bag and dropped gently into the bags. They were well received.This week I have made sugar-free tea cakes for my diabetic friends. I only got 50 from the same recipe due to using Splenda instead of sugar.
There is a special feeling that comes when delivering a pretty little gift bag with homemade tea cakes inside.
I call it my cookie ministry.
As a teenage girl, I prayed to marry a preacher. God answered my prayer. Douglas and I will be married 56 years on December 18. He has been preaching the gospel since before we were married. We have two children and two grandchildren all of whom are faithful members of the church. God is so good. I love Him so.