Friday, November 23, 2012

Making a House smell like Home for the Holidays

All it takes is a bowl full of baking ingredients, an oven, and a love of family time!

From the Joy Of Cooking

3/4 cup butter
2 cups sugar
2 well beaten eggs
1/2 cup molasses
2 teaspoons vinegar
3 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
2-3 teaspoons ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 
1/4 teaspoon cloves

Preheat oven to 325
Cream butter and sugar together
Stir in eggs, molasses and vinegar
sift and add in increments flour, soda, and spices
mix ingredients until blended.

Form dough into 3/4 to 1" balls. Bake on greased (if not non-stick) cookie sheet about 12 minutes.
Dust with powdered or plain sugar.

Seal in baggies or plasticware to keep them soft-chew soft!!