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Monday, February 16, 2009

Molasses-Ginger Cookies

happy heart day! i spent mine with jason and it was an all around great day. :) as i do every year, i made my valentine's day cards. this year tho, rather than spend hours playing with stickers i decided i wanted to try my hand at origami. martha stewart has an antique-style valentine that i couldn't resist. however, her instructions were left to be desired. reading thru the comments section, i came across Debbie's Place and she posted a video on how to make the card properly. thank goodness for her because i was going to boycott martha over this card. another kind of card i made was the heart card. it is so cute! i used to write notes to my friends in middle school and fold them into hearts. i figured since i was going to be sending little notes to my friends, i'd fold them. plus, it's so much easier and less time consuming. along with these cards, i made heart soaps and molasses-ginger cookies.

vday gift bakets

Molasses-Ginger Cookies

adapted from SammyW

1 1/8 cup oil
3/8 cup molasses
2 eggs
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 tsp ginger
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp salt
3 tsp baking soda
3 cups unbleached all purpose flour
pieces of candied ginger, diced

Mix the oil, molasses, eggs and brown sugar together until well combined. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Roll out dough and top with candied ginger pieces.

Bake at 375 for 5-8 minutes, cookies should be soft and chewy. Cool on rack.

molasses cookies

today's song: AJ Roach, Fashionistas


10 comments:

  1. AA,
    You are extremely creative!My wife would love if I could do these little things for her, but I am not a crafty guy.

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  2. How fun is this? Martha never fails to inspire, but, as someone who has faced similar frustration over instructions that are lacking, I am impressed you persevered. Everything looks so happy, which, really, is exactly how Valentiney stuff should look.

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  3. my card was the best one i've EVER received! it will be well preserved along with other letters and what nots i've gotten in the past. thanks again sweet girl!

    xoxo

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  4. beelan, you are so damn crafty. of course origami would come natural, being asian and all.

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  5. I happened upon your site searching for peanut butter cookies and looks like you have tons of awesome posts here!

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  6. The card and the cookies were truly awesome! The cookies didn't last very long, but I'll be holding onto that cool oragami card for a while... :)

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  7. houstonwok, thank you. i'm not so much crafty but i do enjoy doing crafts. and remember, it's always the thought that counts! i find that i enjoy receiving thoughtful and heartfelt gifts over all else. it's the imperfections that make a gift so perfect.

    shannalee, thanks! we give martha a lot of credit but i think we should give some of that to her team/staff. :) it's all about determination, i was not going to to NOT figure out how to fold the thing!

    kelcy, so glad you liked it. :) our card giving sure has evolved in the years hasn't it?

    be con, you can be the photographer in the pham-ily and i'll be the crafter, k?

    meeso, thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. i hope the cookies came out well!

    timothy, so glad you liked the cookies, i tried to make them healthy for you! also very glad i've been forgiven. :)

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  8. houstonwok, thank you. i'm not so much crafty but i do enjoy doing crafts. and remember, it's always the thought that counts! i find that i enjoy receiving thoughtful and heartfelt gifts over all else. it's the imperfections that make a gift so perfect.

    shannalee, thanks! we give martha a lot of credit but i think we should give some of that to her team/staff. :) it's all about determination, i was not going to to NOT figure out how to fold the thing!

    kelcy, so glad you liked it. :) our card giving sure has evolved in the years hasn't it?

    be con, you can be the photographer in the pham-ily and i'll be the crafter, k?

    meeso, thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. i hope the cookies came out well!

    timothy, so glad you liked the cookies, i tried to make them healthy for you! also very glad i've been forgiven. :)

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  9. The card and the cookies were truly awesome! The cookies didn't last very long, but I'll be holding onto that cool oragami card for a while... :)

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  10. beelan, you are so damn crafty. of course origami would come natural, being asian and all.

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