Friday, January 09, 2009


Ugh, I just gorged on several of the gingersnaps that my sister & I baked last night; they are so addictive. But probably not the best idea for breakfast, heh. I couldn't help myself, though! I am definitely one of those people who is visually suggestible when it comes to food - if I see it, I want it. If I don't, I largely tend to forget about it. So, I try to keep that in mind, and keep most food out of my line of vision. :)

In any case, I thought I'd share this recipe, because it is one of my favorites, and one of the quickest & easiest cookie recipes I know. A friend named Rachel shared it with me my junior year of college; I think we baked together for the Computer Science Department get-together, and since then I've been a diehard fan of these cookies. It certainly helps that I'm a ginger-flavored-anything addict, especially gingersnaps. I am absolutely in love with Carr's Ginger Lemon Cremes and Newman's Own Ginger-0's.

Well, without further ado:


3/4 cup margarine/butter/shortening
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ginger

1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
2. Mix all ingredients.
3. Form into balls and roll in sugar (not necessary; cuts the spiciness).
4. Place wide apart on slightly greased cookie sheet(s).
5. Bake 7 minutes for chewy or 10 minutes for crisp.

Enjoy! :)

Currently Reading:

TITLE: The Cobweb
AUTHOR: Neal Stephenson & J. Frederick George

TITLE: I Want That!: How We All Became Shoppers
AUTHOR: Thomas Hine

TITLE: Bleak House
AUTHOR: Charles Dickens

TITLE: Middlemarch
AUTHOR: George Eliot


wenders said...

I LOVE ginger - anything ginger... I'll have to try these. I wish the out of sight, out of mind thing with food worked with me. I tend to think if I can't see any, there must not BE any, so I need to eat everything I can when it's there. Oy.

Karen said...

my breakfast was two eggs and three leftover christmas cookies. we must be on the same wavelength!

i wonder if you could send me that how we became shoppers book to borrow when you're finished, if it's any good.

arianna said...

I most definitely can.

I miss you already!! Come back and visit sooooon! And we will make visiting YOU plans very, very soon. I can't wait! I'm so looking forward to seeing your Louisville. :)