Monday, January 22, 2007

Crackled Gingersnap Cookies

3/4 cup soft butter
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup dark molasses
1 egg
2-1/4 cups sifted flour

1-1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Cream butter and brown sugar together; add molasses and egg. Beat thoroughly. Sift dry ingredients together and stir into the molasses mixture. Shape the dough into a flattened ball. Wrap it in plastic wrap and chill it for one hour. Then shape the chilled dough into balls the size of walnuts and place them on a greased cookie sheet about two inches apart. Flatten the bottom of each ball with the bottom of a greased drinking glass which has been dipped in sugar. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.

Another great Easy Recipe

Love At Home

There is beauty all around
When there's love at home.
There is joy in every sound
When there's love at home.

Roses bloom beneath our feet,
All the earth is a garden sweet,
Making life a bliss complete,
When there's love at home.

-- John Hugh McNaughton (1829-1891)