Do you believe people are basically good? I like to think they are....but then again, look at history. There are definitely some evil people.
If you could change the custom of shaking hands, what would you replace it with? Let's go for the thumbs up. No contact, no germs transferred, no desire to run and squirt a bit of Purell into my palm.
What is something that you enjoy that is a chore for most other people? Cleaning...ironing. Yes, it is a sickness.
With the holiday season soon to be in full gear, we decided to start making some cookies instead of muffins. These cookies are so soft and chewy! I normally do not like molasses, but in this recipe it works!
Amish Ginger Cookies
3/4 c. butter, softened
1 c. granulated sugar
1/4 c. molasses
2 1/2 c. all purpose flour (we use 1 1/2 c whole wheat, 1 c. all-purpose)
1 t. ground ginger
1 t. ground cloves
1 t. ground cinnamon
1 1/2 t. baking soda
extra granulated sugar
*Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, beat together butter and sugar until creamy. Add egg and molasses, beat until combined. Add remaining ingredients and mix until well combined. Roll dough into 1-inch balls. ( I use the smallest Pampered Chef scoop.) Roll in the extra sugar. Place the balls on ungreased cookie sheets. (We smooched them just a bit to flatten them.) Bake 5-7 min. (Ours took 9 minutes.) until barely turning brown. Cool for 1 minute on baking sheet and them remove to wire racks to cool completely.
Or just pop a warm one in your mouth! Oh yeah, they are that good!
Plate and share with friends and neighbors.