Friday, March 7, 2014
Monday, February 17, 2014
JOE CARSON'S GINGER COOKIES
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. ground cinnamon
1 t. ground ginger
1/2 t. ground cloves
1/2 t. salt
3/4 c. shortening ( I used butter)
1 cup sugar
2 T. molasses
water & sugar
1. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, salt and cloves.
2. In a large bowl, beat shortening with electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add the 1 cup of sugar and beat until fluffy.
3. Add egg and molasses. Beat until combines. Add flour mixture and beat on low speed until well combines
4. Shape into 1 1/2" balls. Dip into s small bowl of water and a bowl of additional sugar. (For a lighter coating, just dip in sugar)
5. Arrange balls 3" apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake in 350 degree F. oven for 15 minutes or until light brown on bottoms. Cool the cookies on wire racks. Makes 20 cookies
Footnote: I used a small cookie scoop, it measures 1 1/4" across. I just dipped half the cookie in water and then sugar. I baked about 11-12 minutes and removed from the sheet in just a few minutes. This made about 40 soft and chewy cookies. This recipe came from the Midwest Living Magazine many years ago and has remained one of my all time favorites. I hope you will try them and like them as much as I do. Sew until next time, have a Stitches kind of day.....................................
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
If anyone would like the recipe, just let me know and I can post it in a day or two. Sew until next time, have a Stitches kind of day......time for another cuppa!!!!
Monday, February 3, 2014
Janome page to find all the particulars. I found another freebie that looks fairly easy and quick to make. (I need to get off this computer) This one was at Cottage Quilt Designs, a fun blog to look around at her posts and patterns. Sorry, 'it' won't let me drag the tablerunner picture down here, %&%(*#) Sew until next time, have a Stitches kind of day!!!!
Thursday, January 30, 2014
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Power Level: 100% Total Cooking Time: about 16 minutes
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 cup dry roasted peanuts
(or cashews, I like the smoked Almonds too!)
1 t. vanilla flavoring and 1 t. butter
1 t. baking soda
1. Stir together the sugar, water, and corn syrup in a 2 qt. casserole. Microwave on high (100%) for 11 minutes.
2. Stir in nuts, microwave on high (100%) for 2 minutes.
3. Stir in vanilla and butter. Microwave on high (100%) for another 2 minutes or until hard crack stage is reached. This is when I test it, in ice water.
4. Add baking soda, stir until light and foamy.
5. Pour mixture onto a lightly buttered cookie sheet. Spread to about 1/4 inch thickness.. You have to do this step rather quickly and be careful about spreading it out too much. I don't like to lose all the foamy because that's what makes it easy to eat. Cool, and break into pieces.
(If you have a lower wattage microwave, this is what the original recipe called for in cooking. In Step 1, cook for 12-14 minutes. Step 2, cook for 4-6 minutes. Step 3, cook for additional 1-2 minutes. As long as you test your candy in Step 3 in ice water and it doesn't stick to your teeth, it should be fine) Good Luck and let me know how your candy turns out...Sew until next time, I hope you have a Stitches kind of day...
Thursday, November 28, 2013
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Friday, November 8, 2013
I won the give away on Cookies Treasures several weeks ago and I was thrilled about it. I hadn't won anything from anyone for a long time so it was exciting. She sent a little kit for a make-up bag, a really cute bracelet and a lovely card. I will try to get the make-up bag made up soon and I know I will enjoy wearing the bracelet, especially to my quilt meetings and it came all the way from Germany..It's very unique as you can see in the picture...so many, many thanks to Kerstin for all the goodies!!!!
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|My neighbor's tree, beautiful isn't it?|
Friday, October 25, 2013
I think God did a wonderful job...Sew until next time, I hope you have a Stitches kind of day that I had on Tuesday.......