This blog... a compilation of my favorite recipes. They have been collected over several years found in various places: the internet, magazines, and cookbooks to name a few. These recipes are meals that I consider to "feed more than your body". These are meals that I hope nurish the heart and soul of those who eat them. I hope that when you have cleaned your plate, you feel like you have taken part in more than just a meal-that you have taken part in something bigger than yourself and food. Whether it is culture, your local place of living, or the life of the plant or those who share this planet, I hope these meals help your family-and mine-to appreciate that we are more than just beings consuming food; we are all connected. And more than that, I hope that these meals help you remember how fortunate you are and that "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.".

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Now or Later Ginger Molassas Cookies

1 ½ c butter (3 sticks)
1 ½ c packed brown sugar
½ c molasses
2 tablespoons of freshly grated ginger
2 eggs
4 c flour
1 T baking soda

If making now, Oven at 350
Cream butter, sugar, molasses, ginger and eggs in a large bowl. Add flour and baking soda. Mix well. Refrigerate dough 1 hour until firm enough to handle. Roll dough into 1-inch balls. If freezing, place on a rimmed baking sheet and freeze 30 minutes. Transfer to freezer bag. If making now, follow directions below for thawed cookie dough.

To make one dozen cookies

1. Thaw in the fridge or bake from frozen.
2. Oven at 350.
3. Place cookies on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 15-17 minutes if frozen, 12-14 minutes if thawed.
Cool in baking sheet 2 minutes then transfer to cooling rack.

**Note-I made these for Christmas cookies and the ability to freeze them was so nice. I made up the batch a few days before I wanted to bake them, froze them and the day I needed them just popped 'em on the sheet and baked. No work involved. Very handy to have on hand in the freezer!

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