Meg’s Ginger Cookies

These are the best ginger cookies I have ever had.  My friend Meg was nice enough to share her recipe with me and I can not hold back sharing it with everyone else.  They are wonderful!

Meg’s Ginger Cookies

¾ c. Butter
2 c. Sugar
2 Eggs, beaten
½ c. Molasses
2 TSP White Vinegar
3 ¾ c. Flour
1 ½ TSP Baking Soda
2-3 TSP Ground Ginger
½ TSP Cinnamon
¼ TSP Ground Cloves

Preheat oven to 450 degrees

In a separate bowl sift together flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon and cloves.

Cream together butter and sugar

Stir in eggs, molasses and vinegar

Add flour mixture to wet ingredients

Stir until well blended.

Make ¾” balls with dough and place about 2 inches apart on well greased cookie sheet.

Bake for about 12 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. (If you want them softer then 10 minutes seemed to be about perfect)

*I also tried these using Splenda Baking mix.  They still taste great but they will not spread as they bake.

Makes about 5 dozen cookies.

I hope you love them as much as I do!

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saving a little summertime

I love to cook.  I love cooking for other people to enjoy.  I love trying new things.  So this summer I tried my hand at making fig preserves.    Something that combines all of these loves.

A neighbor had more figs than she knew what to do with and I was willing to go and spend sometime in the Texas heat to pick them.  I  found a recipe for Drunken Fig Jam and I thought it sounded like an excellent idea.  The first batch is finished and I have to say tastes pretty good.  I’ll give myself a little pat on the back.  And there are jars to share which is better than any pat on the back.