Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Cookies By The Dozen

Now, since the weather is cooling off, my kitchen is getting into full swing.

Do you remember the days a neighbor would stop by with a plate of cookies?  Yum, what  welcome treat!  So I decided yesterday afternoon was the day I'd do that.

I dug up some of my favorite old recipes from my Grandma and baked away...



Ginger Snaps; these little morsels fill the whole house with cloves and ginger aromas; that makes for a good day no matter what your mood!

Snickerdoodles; that all-time favorite with just a hint of cinnamon sugar on top.  So very delightful with coffee (or a tall glass of cold milk!)

Ginger Snaps
3/4 cup margarine
1 cup sugar
1 egg
4 Tablespoons dark molasses
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon baking soda.

Cream sugar and margarine, beat in egg, then add molasses. Mix in dry ingredients.  Roll into balls, dip tops in sugar and flatten out slightly onto cookie sheet.  Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes.

Snickerdoodles
1 cup margarine
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon of salt

Cream sugar and margarine, add egg and vanilla. Mix in dry ingredients.  Roll into balls.  Dip tops in cinnamon sugar (I use 3 parts cinnamon to 1 part sugar). Place on cookie sheet and flatten slightly.  Bake 375 for 10-12 minutes. Edges of cookie should be barely turning brown, rest of cookie should be light cream in color.

Once they were all baked I had to quickly take them to the neighbors as they were most tempting to sit and munch on several.  I did, however, do a taste test while they were still warm. Wonderful...wonderful!

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