I am posting again today because tomorrow is my birthday!! As much as I like writing and blogging, I plan on spending my entire birthday tomorrow just soaking up the excitement! No television, no internet, no blogging, no distractions. I have been celebrating with family and friends since the weekend so I aint stopping yet. I’ll be sure to share all my stories soon!
I don’t know what age it is that people stop caring about their birthday’s but I plan on never being one of them. It’s the celebration of when I came into this crazy world! Happy early birthday to me.
I love birthdays just as much as I love ginger snaps. Let me count thy ways. I find it funny that although I love them so much I deprive myself of them for 11 months because I associate them only with Christmas. So I am drawing the line on these festive restraints! I am officially declaring that pumpkin pie and ginger snaps should become a year round staple in my diet. One is made from a vegetable and the other is from a root. It’s basically a multi-vitamin if I eat both of them at the same time?! Let’s all agree on that one.
So in my baking madness over the weekend I also had to have gingersnaps. Dipped in cold milk, served with a hot eggnog latte or paired with a late night steamed milk these little nuggets of goodness are perfect for any time of day. This recipe was so good! Hope you like it!
3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup molasses
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
*white sugar for rolling cookies in*
1. Cream butter and sugar. Add egg and molasses.
2. Mix together flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon and salt and add to molasses mixture. Mix well. Roll into 1 inch balls.
3. Roll dough in sugar and place on greased baking sheet. You can flatten with a fork if you like but I like the cracked look when left as round balls.
4. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Makes roughly 5-6 dozen.
Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. ~Samuel Ullman