Monday, October 27, 2008

Our Sense of Smell

Our sense of smell is so acute. Think of fresh baked bread, pine needles as you walk through a forest, the sea mist on a sandy beach or fresh aromatic brewed coffee in the morning. All of these evoke warm and fuzzy feelings for me.
This time of year, when the trees are ablaze with color and the air turns crisp, I am reminded by the divine smell of my Grandma's Ginger Snap Cookies, now they were M-M-Good! They were scrumptious right out of the oven while they were warm and melty, or delicious after they cooled with their crisp snap, dunking them in hot coffee or cold milk.

Ida's Ginger Snaps
3/4 c. margarine
1 c. sugar
4 TBLS. molasses
1 egg
Cream these 4 ingredients w/hand mixer.
Mix in:
2 c. flour
1 tsp. cloves
1 t. ginger
1 t. baking soda
Roll into 1" balls, dip in sugar, put on greased cookie sheet, flatten slightly, and bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes or until light brown around the edge.
We all need to take time to enjoy the things in life that make us feel warm and fuzzy inside. Enjoy!

1 comment:

kimberley said...

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