I just remembered today that I promised the ginger cookie recipe from Christmas and never delivered, so here it is…
2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Blend together in a bowl:
3/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 large egg
Add sifted, dry ingredients and blend. Mixture will be a little stiff. Roll into small balls, roll in sugar, place on cookie sheet and flatten with the bottom of a glass. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes until crackly and lightly browned.
These cookies melt in your mouth and I like them plain, but a drizzle of vanilla glaze adds a nice touch. I make a mixture of powdered sugar, milk, butter, vanilla and a dash of salt. Here’s a good recipe, but you need to thin it down a bit and make about half this much.
Okay, the next time you’re at IKEA, BUY ONE OF THESE in the kitchen utensil area. It’s like $1.99 or something like that.
You pop in two little batteries, warm some milk, add your favorite flavor of International Cafe, insert the whipper thingy and you have frothy, yummy Starbucks style goodness in a cup! This might be just the thing we were looking for at the office to shake our pricey morning Starbucks habit!
If anyone has any yummy ideas for a Starbucks mocha or caramel macchiato taste-alike, I would love your recipe. I’ve tried many different things and it’s just not the same.
In sticking to my menu plan for the week, I made Shrimp Pad Thai tonight and it was yummy. I’ll post the recipe tomorrow night or over the weekend. Tomorrow night, chicken tacos.