...Cleaver that is... and I'm okay with that! With all of her glorious motherly ways.
I want to be the mom who bakes, sews and knits.
The only issue is... I don't really do any of those things well, so here's me sharing with you all my 101's.
Laugh with me or at me, I don't care. I just hope I can evolve during this process!

Monday, 26 March 2012

Keep That Cookie Jar Full!

There's nothing sadder than the sight of this:

The Empty Cookie Jar

So I whipped up some cookies and the ones I actually find easiest and quickest are Molasses.
Love them too.

3/4 c shortening - melt in sauce pan and then let cool
1 c sugar
1/4 c molasses
1 egg
2 tsp baking soda
2 c flour
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt

Once the shortening is cooled put everything together. Its quite easy to hand mix but I was on extra lazy mode. This called for the mixer. Which takes 20 seconds to mix all this together. If its too mushy just throw it all in the fridge for less than five minutes. Too long and you get crumbly batter. Blarg. If that happens, let it warm up at room temp again and knead a little.

I always like to grease my cookie sheets with the packaging from butter or shortening. Not spray. The inside of the paper is full of greasy goodness. If you look in my dairy slot in the fridge its got old folded butter packages in it (like my Nan's). Try training your man to NOT throw those out.  Not easy. 

Mmmm... butter
 Roll into balls. SMALL. Otherwise you get pancakes for cookies. And then they don't fit in the cookie jar. But then you have to eat them cause they can't just sit on the counter. Hmm... could be a plan...

Then, roll'em in sugar. Yummy white sugar. Or whatever healthy alternative you prefer. *cough*
I actually added some brown sugar to it but they turned out looking like Timbits. Never again.

And for the kids, well, they don't get'em rolled in sugar. Cause I'm mean like that.

Sugared for mama and daddy.
Cook at approx 375F for 8-10 min.
Because my oven sucks I have to revamp all temps and times so for me its; 350F for 6 min.

No sugar for the toddlers.

Ahhh.... sweet sweet cookies.


  1. like yum! :D
    Great tip on the butter wrappers! I would never have thought of that, and then I ask myself "why not?" because it totally makes sense. Smart woman your Nan!

  2. The cookies look yummy. I will have to try them as my grandkids were here for 3 days and I have a cookie jar that looks like the first picture!

    1. Thanks for visiting Betty! Please do try them and let me know how it goes. :)

  3. Oooohhhhhhgghghghgh! I'm about to cast my dieting resolutions to the wind and go bake me some of these. (Molasses is good for you, right?)

    1. Why yes, molasses is absolutely good for you.


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