Friday, July 18, 2008

Ginger Snaps

The hubby is gone ATV riding and I will have the whole night to myself. He snatched a bag of my cookies and left for several hours. I have a candle lit and lovely music playing. The scent of ginger is wafting through the air. Oh how I wish it were fall! These cookies were yummy; however they were not as snappy as most ginger snaps you buy in the store. They were crispy yet moist. Very good indeed. The first batch got a little too brown for my the recipe said to bake for 15 min. Dummy me should have checked at 10.

Ginger Snaps
2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon clove (I omitted)
1 teaspoon ginger
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter or margarine
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
extra sugar, for rolling
1Sift first six ingredients together.
2Cream sugar and shortening; add egg and molasses.
3Add dry ingredients and mix well.
4Form walnut-sized balls and roll in a little sugar.
5(can refrigerate if a little sticky, or use a bit of flour).
6Place on greased cookie sheet.
7Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes.
On another note: I will be offering these awesome cds on my website. Or you can email me directly to purchase one. They are $15.00 ea. plus $4.80 shipping. This is the perfect music to craft or bake to, it really gets you in the mood an inspires you! Here are the descriptions of the cds for sale.
**Church in the Wildwood: The "original" Church In The Wildwood, this instrumental collection features 23 of the most beloved old-time gospel hymns and is over one hour of music! Songs include: Just Over In The Glory Land; The Lily Of The Valley; Morning Has Broken; Amazing Grace;

**Home Sweet Home: More of America's favorite mountain and folk music featuring Alisa Jones on hammered dulcimer. Includes: Home Sweet Home; Uncle Joe; Grandfather's Clock; Arkansas Traveler; Over The Waterfall and 8 more down-home favorites!
**Old Time Gathering: This 24 song collection is over one hour of favorite old-time folk and mountain music! Including: Soldier's Joy; Wayfaring Stranger; Aura Lee; Westphalia Waltz; Shenandoah; Fisher's Hornpipe; Woodchopper's Reel plus 17 more instrumental classics!

**Wildwood Flower: A unique collection of beautiful folk melodies featuring the hammered dulcimer artistry of Alisa Jones coupled with the soothing sounds of a string quartet. Songs include: Wildwood Flower; The Water Is Wide; Danny Boy; The Ash Grove; My Old Kentucky Home; Swanee River and 8 more classic instrumentals!

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