Monday, November 28, 2016

Gingersnaps and We Have A Winner!

This is simply one of the best cookie recipes I have tried. It's a tasty cookie to make right after Thanksgiving, and during the Christmas season. I just made a batch to bring on a bus trip to New York City on Saturday. Always a hit. 

2 cups sifted flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. powdered ginger
1 tsp. ground cloves (or Allspice)
1 tsp. cinnamon
3 / 4 cup vegetable shortening
1 cup sugar
1 / 4 cup molasses
1 egg
Additional sugar

Sift together the first five ingredients and set aside in a medium bowl. Cream shortening until light. Add sugar, molasses and egg to shortening, beating well. Gradually add flour mixture, beating until smooth. Dough will be very stiff. Shape into balls, about 1 inch, and roll in sugar. Bake on greased cookie sheets at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or until firm. Cool on wire racks.

The winner of the "One to Five" Cookbook" is ........................

Rita from Panoply. 

Congratulations Rita, you will receive the cookbook in the mail within two weeks. 

Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..


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    1. They are...the recipe was given to me by a quilter at the arts center by my camp, and I feel so lucky that she's shared it with me because it is simply one of the best cookie recipes.

  2. I love gingersnaps, and congrats to your winner Debbie! Happy Holiday Season:@)

  3. Gosh, Debbie, I'm having my coffee and wishing I could have one of those gingersnaps and literally went "gahh!" when I saw my name in your giveaway. Thank you so much! I hope it'll be put to good use, esp in the dreary winter months, my best season for cooking. Heck, maybe it'll inspire more of the same through other seasons....

  4. Yum Deb, the gingersnaps look so tasty and I could eat them for breakfast! Congratulations to lucky Rita winning the cookbook. Thanks for the recipe. Hugs........

  5. Congrats to Rita. I have been looking for a good gingersnap cookie, and this sounds wonderful. Will be making these soon. Enjoy your holidays!

  6. Yay for Rita!! These cookies look delish - but the vase behind it is even better!! Love the arrangement!

  7. Congrats to Rita. Thanks for sharing this fabulous gingersnap recipe. It is perfect for the holidays. Happy holidays Debbie. P.S. Still no package.....

  8. Congratulations, Rita!
    Just printed off the recipe. I love anything ginger. I made gingerbread to have for our house guests here for Thanksgiving. None left! ;-)

  9. Ooh Debbie, I love, love, love gingersnaps, and I will need to make these soon. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us. Congratulations to Rita!!

  10. I believe there is something additive in ginger, because this is one cookie that I have a hard time stopping at one or even two!
    Congrats to Rita!
    I love your MC bowl in the background - drool!


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