A Happy Thanksgiving to all the Canadians out there. It's Thanksgiving weekend this weekend. We "celebrated" on Saturday as the kids came over. We didn't have a turkey, I made chicken breasts, stuffed with cream cheese and spinach and wrapped in bacon. Roasted potatoes (from the garden) and Caesar salad. For dessert dd bought an ice-cream cake from Dairy Queen and I made Chewy Ginger Cookies (recipe below)
The following recipe is from a Better Homes and Gardens, "Christmas At Home By The Fireside."
Big Soft Ginger Cookies
2 1/4 cups flour (plain)
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup margarine, butter or shortening
1 cup sugar (granulated/white)
1/4 cup molasses (in Britain use treacle)
2 tbsp sugar (granulated/white)
Combine flour, ginger, soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl beat margarine, butter or shortening with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds to soften. Gradually add the 1 cup of sugar and beat until fluffy. Add egg and molasses; beat well. Beat or stir in flour mixture.
Shape into 1 1/2 inch balls, then roll in the 2 tbsp sugar and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake in a 350 oF oven for 10 minutes or until edges are set and cookies are still puffed. Let stand for 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
Makes 24 cookies.
***** What I do or don't do.
I didn't add ground cloves as I didn't have any. I didn't roll in the 2 tbsp of sugar; too much extra work for me!!!
I did chop up some crystallized ginger and added them; that's what the lumps are in the cookies. I probably used around half a dozen pieces, and I buy it from the bulk food store.
Simple recipe that everyone loves.
The weather has just been glorious this weekend, and we still don't have the heating on, so I am setting a new goal of not having the heating on for another week.
The project for this weekend is putting a new garage door on the garage. I should hopefully have photos tomorrow.