Thursday, January 6, 2011

Ginger cookie recipe and IKEA…

I just remembered today that I promised the ginger cookie recipe from Christmas and never delivered, so here it is…

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Ginger Cookies

Sift together:
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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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6 comments:

Lisa and Tate said...

Oh shoot... I was just at IKEA today!!! I guess there is always the next time. Looks delish! LOVE the dishes.

Carolin said...

Thanks for sharing the cookie recipe. I had shown those to Brian one night & we both agreed that they looked rather yummy! He used to make a molasses cookie that had a little bit of orange juice in it but we can't find the recipe!

And IKEA - LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that store!

Debbie Sauer said...

Thanks for the recipe. Need to try some of these, my husband loves ginger cookies. Blessings

amy said...

OMW I havent visited in your blog in sooooo long. Since my wait for my china girl. Your daughter is growing up sooo fast.

Beautiful family

Kris said...

Hello, I am just letting you know that I have now gotten my Etsy shop up and running with the Bloomie Pins. Come on over to my blog, and the web address is in the upper right hand corner of my blog. Thank you so much for your interest.
Now, I am going to go check
out your blog too. You sew? I see the Moda button up there..
Kris

Lindy said...

Can't wait to try the cookie recipe. I remember last year you talked about spritz cookies decorated with cinnamon candies. Well, this year when I made my Christmas spritz, I added the red candies and they were a big hit. (I usually just use sprinkles.)

I'm impressed that you actually made Pad Thai. I love it at restaurants but have never thought to make it. Sounds like you are a fabulous cook!