I think I am heading downtown to attend the Remembrance Day Ceremony later on this morning and then heading to the house to do some work. The trim is all on upstairs and the doors are hung. I am ready to start cleaning the floors and start prepping for the hardwood. I guess I never told you that we changed our mind on the upstairs flooring and switched from a laminate floor to “real” hardwood. We chose a cappuccino color for the upper level and we are pleased to have that decision behind us.
On to the Ginger Snaps – I always seem to have these every year at this time of the year and right through until the new year. Have you ever had an icebox ginger snap? They are certainly a great little snack with a glass of milk or if you are like me… I smear a bit of butter on the back side. These are really simple to make and take no time to prep or to cook. They are a great cookie to eat right out of the fridge or the freezer.
- 1 Cup Butter
- 1/3 Cup Brown sugar
- 2/3 Cup Molasses
- 3 Cups All Purpose Flour
- 2 Tsp. Baking soda
- 2 Tsp. Ginger
- Pinch of salt
- 1/2 Tsp. Cloves
- 1/2 Tsp. Cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 Degrees
- In a large bowl mix as listed above and place it on a large piece of wax paper.
- using your hands shape into a large rectangle about 1 1/2- 2 inches thick. It will be smooth on the top.
- Wrap it up in wax paper and chill in fridge for an hour or two. ( You can chill overnight if you want)
- Remove from fridge and unwrap. Cut into slices and place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
- Bake for 8-10 minutes.
Zesty Tip: These little cookies make a great outer shell for a quick ice cream sandwich. Just be sure to pop them back in the freezer for a few minutes once you build them to prevent the ice cream from oozing out.
A Gentle Reminder
Check out Megan’s Pumpkins For Pink E-Book, which raises money for the fight against breast cancer. I contributed my Double Ginger Gingerbread Cookies recipe to it.
Have a great Wednesday and I will see you all back here tomorrow. Oh before I forget. I am on the road all next week in Virginia and I am looking for guest posters. If you are interested and would like to be featured shoot me an email.