Friday, December 23, 2011

Blooming Friday ~ Christmas


It's time once again to join Katerina at roses and stuff for Blooming Friday.

May your holidays be filled with contentment
 

 

lots of warm fuzzies
 

and sweet treats.
 

I made about a thousand cookies (literally) to give as gifts this year. Gingersnaps are DH's favorite Christmas cookie and a favorite among the people who work in his office too.

Gingersnaps

Mix 1 cup packed light brown sugar, 3/4 cup shortening, 1/4 cup molasses, and 1 egg. Add 2 1/4 cups flour, 2 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp ginger, 1/2 tsp cloves, and 1/4 tsp salt. Cover and put in fridge at least 1 hour.

Roll tsp sized portions of dough into balls, dip in powdered sugar. Bake at 325 for 9 minutes on nonstick baking sheets, allow cookies to set before removing from sheets to cool. I like for the cookies to have a crisp outside and chewy inside, so they are still quite soft when I take them from the oven.


Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas!



25 comments:

  1. Wesołych Świąt i szczęśliwego Nowego Roku!
    Pozdrawiam.

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  2. Wow Sweetbay! A thousand cookies!! That is a great amount of baking time. Your home must be delicious and what a more enjoyable gift giving process . . . beats driving around shopping. Gingersnaps . . . Yummy.
    Merry Merry Christmas!
    Peace.
    Carol

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  3. What a sweet feline member of your family.

    Your gingersnaps look delicious. I think I'll try these after Christmas as DH likes those cookies too.

    Have a very merry Christmas and a wonderful 2012.

    I look forward to visiting your gardens via blogland next year.

    FlowerLady

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  4. Kitty looks quite content lying there.
    Those Gingersnaps look so yummy. I can almost smell them. LOL!
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  5. Thanks for the recipe - your cookies look delicious!
    Merry Christmas!

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  6. Lindas fotos. Feliz Natal!!!
    Merry Christmas!!!

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  7. Gingersnaps are my favourite too! Great looking recipe, thanks. :)

    All the best to you for a wonderful Christmas and a relaxed and joyful holiday season. xo

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  8. Merry Christmas,
    I too love Ginger Snaps....
    I can smell your kitchen..Heaven on Earth.
    Looking forward to 2012 and your gardens.
    Sherry

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  9. Sweetbay,

    Merry Christmas to you and the family and have a great New Year in 2012! These cookies look easy and I love gingerbread cookies. But you didn't make little people and trees?

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  10. Randy I think this dough is too fragile to roll out for cut-out shapes ~ it has a lot of shortening in it and is less bready than gingerbread. More spicy too.

    I might still make little people and trees though ~ I haven't decided between gingerbread and sugar cookie dough. ;)

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  11. A thousand cookies! I am impressed. You deserve the merriest of Christmases and lots of warm fuzzies, too!

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  12. Awww, what an adorable kitty! Looks like you have been one busy lady this season. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, Sweetbay!

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  13. Merry Christmas to you and your family!
    Lea

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  14. Sweetbay, to you and your family, have a wonderful Christmas and may 2012 bring you much joy and well-being.

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  15. Lovely post. I love your little village. May I wish you a Happy Christmas and best wishes for the New Year!
    I think I might go and get myself a snack :-)

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  16. Thank you for the good wishes and a delicious cookie recipe. Merry Christmas to you, may your holidays and next year be filled with happiness and joy.

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  17. Thanks for the recipe the cookies look delicious I´ll make the some day.


    Merry Christmas and a Happy new Year.

    Gunilla

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  18. Happy New Year ! Best wishes for 2012, for you and your family !

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  19. I always like to give (and receive) home made presents. It means someone has gone to a lot of effort. Hope you enjoyed the Festive season! Gorgeous cat BTW.

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  20. Best wishes for a Very Happy New Year!

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  21. 1000 cookies? WOW!! Your cat looks so happy. Maybe she's thinking about mouse flavored cookies. :o)

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  22. oh my goodness ~ you were a baking machine Sweet Bay! Those look yummy ~ a favorite here too although I didn't make any this year. I got on a biscotti kick for some reason (when I've never made it before??)
    I hope you had a good Christmas and Happy (belated) New Year to you & your family too. Thanks so much for all your nice comments and wishes. I will look forward to seeing your spring blooms (in the most recent post) soon. You always seem to have something flowering there and I sure need to see it after our white winter!

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  23. Did you know that Frances Mayes, author of "Under the Tuscan Sun" lives and gardens part of the year in Hillsborough NC?http://www.francesmayesbooks.com/

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