Thursday, November 06, 2008

Recipe: Mary's Ginger Bends

One of the best parts of moving alot (we've moved SEVEN times in the past 11 years!) is you become friends with some really cool folks. Added to that are the tools available nowadays: the Internet, email and unlimited long distance on cell phones. This all equals the recipe below.
I had posted on an internet forum that I wanted to make cookies today and was uninspired with my usual recipes. It's an overcast, rainy day here and I just felt like doing some cooking math and baking something that would make the house smell good, put smiles on my littles' faces and generally taste really good!
Good friend from Colorado, Our Domestic Church, immediately posted that she always makes ginger-snaps on dreary days. Sounded perfect, so I got out the cell phone and called my dear Coloradan. Here's her recipe for ginger bends (they bend rather than snap!).
Mary's Ginger Bends
(preheat oven to 375)

¾ cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
¼ cup molasses
1 egg
2-1/4 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp cloves

Cream first four ingredients than add dry and blend well. Roll into balls and than roll in sugar. Place on greased cookie sheet and bake at 375 for about 10 minutes -- till baked but still soft.

Don't they look luscious? And they completely answered my needs -- the house smells of lovely, warm spices; the kids are smiling and feeling good about life in general; and the cookies are SENSATIONAL!

Thanks, Mare!

1 comment:

Leonie said...

Oh, yum, you always share the best recipes! We loved that biscotti one! And am going to try those truffles you posted at 4 real learning.