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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Sugar 'n' Spice Cookies

Sloan and I took a little drive up to Mantua to see the frost on the trees. It's about 10 degrees colder in Mantua then in Brigham City. We found these two birds in this tree, can you see them?

This is one of the picnic tables at the campground with the creek next to it. So pretty with the snow!

Even the weeds look pretty with frost on them!

This is a frozen fountain that was in someones front yard.

Sloan really liked the big icicle hanging on the corner of this house!

I found this recipe in my new favorite Taste of Home Cookies, 623 irresistible delights! It has lots of pictures, and I love Taste of Home recipe's and I love cookbooks with lots of porn...I'm bad, sometimes I just like to browse through cookbooks and drool! I got this cookbook from the library and as soon as I had looked through it I sat right down and ordered one from I knew I had to have it. I'm still waiting for mine to come in the mail. If you haven't seen this cookbook yet, you'll have to check it out at Amazon, and if you don't buy it, don't worry, because I'll keep sharing all the cookie recipes I try out of it!

These cookies made the house smell yummy and they taste so good especially with the hint of lemon in the frosting! They are nice and moist inside too!

Sugar 'n' Spice Cookies

3/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons ginger
3/4 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon chai seasoning, I added this, you can leave it out

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a bowl whisk the flour, soda, salt and spices.

Beat shortening and sugar for 3 minutes. Add egg and beat for 1 more minute. Add molasses and beat for 1 minute. Mix in the flour mixture.

Drop by cookie scoop onto cookie sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove to cookie cooler racks. When cool frost with Lemon Frosting.

You could just roll these in sugar before baking or not, but they would be good without frosting. I love cookies that crack on the top and are still moist inside!

Lemon Frosting

3 tablespoons butter, room temperature
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
3-4 tablespoons lemon juice

Mix the butter, lemon peel and powdered sugar, gradually add the lemon juice until its a spreading consistency.


sewtakeahike said...

those cookies look sooooooo good!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe. And we must be two peas in a pod, I do the same thing with cookbooks. I love to sit and just read them!

Lori said...

I am loving that shot with the barn ~ just beautiful!