It's Saturday morning, 7:00 a.m. and I have just finished baking two batches of cookies.
After the first batch I looked at the mess I had created.
I counted the cookies.
That's it. 26 cookies. I had to clean up this mess for just 26 cookies.
I do most things by determining if the outcome is worth the effort. I decided it wasn't. I had way too much of a mess for just 26 cookies.
So I made a second batch.
I used all the same equipment, so now I got double the outcome from just about the same effort. I feel much better.
The cookies are good, too. They are Cinnamon Snaps--sort of like gingersnaps, except there is no ginger. :) They are a bit crispy.
Here's the easy recipe:
Ingredients: 3/4 cup shortening 1 cup brown sugar (I used light, but either light or dark would be fine) 1 egg 1/4 cup molasses 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt Additional Sugar
In a large bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and molasses. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in another bowl; slowly add to creamed mixture. Roll into 1-in. balls, then roll in additional sugar. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are set and tops are cracked. Remove to wire rack to cool. Yield: 26 cookies.
These weren't the only cookies I made. I visited a new blog last week called Twirl and Taste. Libby posted a recipe for peanut butter sandwich cookies. I made them last night and they are big, soft, full of peanut butter and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. The recipe is here.
This recipe takes a lot more effort. I froze all of the cookies to use later for a light dessert. I believe Libby served them for a lunch dessert. They are a large cookie and would make a dandy dessert for peanut butter lovers.
Off now to change the bed linen.
I hope you all enjoy your Saturday. I plan to fully enjoy my low key weekend.
I am so glad you stopped by to visit my garden. I garden in lower northern Michigan (zone 5) in far less than ideal conditions. I have too many pine trees, too much shade, too many rocks, herds of hosta-munching deer and rabbits who think my lilly buds are gourmet appetizers. I am by no means an expert in horticulture or garden design--just an amateur with a shovel and a passion. My garden changes daily during the summer and I will be updating frequently.
During the winter months, I blog about my favorite cold-weather hobby--quilting and just my everyday musings.
I hope you enjoy your visit, and that you will come back soon.