Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Evidence of Fall, and Cookies


I’ve always loved this house.  Every time I drive into town, I swing by this place.  Today, it’s decorated for fall and Halloween.





Here’s a tree that caught my eye, with its golden leaves, they shimmer in the breeze.


Because today was chilly and dreary outside, I made Bulldog Man a treat of homemade Ginger Snap cookies from a recipe submitted by RAMB, posted on allrecipes.com.


                                         Grandma’s Gingersnaps

Ingredients

¾ cup butter (or margarine)

1 cup white sugar

1 egg

¼ cup molasses

2 cups all purpose flour

1 tablespoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

(1/2 cup white sugar for decoration)

Instructions

Preheat oven 350 degrees.

In a bowl, cream together the butter and 1 cup white sugar until smooth.  Beat in the egg and molasses until well blended.  Combine the flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.  Stir into the molasses mixture to form dough.  Roll dough into 1 inch balls and roll the balls in the ½ cup white sugar.  Place cookies 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 – 10 minutes, place cookies on wire rack to cool.

27 comments:

  1. Love those pictures.

    I can smell the cookies!

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    1. Gail,

      Thanks!!! The cookies are delicious, hubby loves them.

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  2. MMMMM Cookies :)

    Although the only REAL cookies are chocolate chip.

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    1. PP,

      Yes, cookies.

      Okay, I have to agree the real cookies are chocolate chip or even peanut butter.

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  3. OMG I love that little house. There is one like it near the boys school, I always make it a point to look at it.

    Those Ginger snaps look yummy, but I agree with PP.... Chocolate Chips are the best. I found an excellant recipe for them on the label of the Butter flavored Crisco...

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    1. JUGM,

      I love this house too. They even decorate for Christmas. I pass this house every time I go into town and I have to slow down to get my visual fix, lol........

      The ginger snaps are delicious, hubby's favorite. I love chocolate chip cookies myself. I'll have to try that recipe one of these days. Thanks!

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  4. Someone has to tell me just how do I go about having that much time to decorate the house for every season?

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    1. Mike,

      I don't have time either, heck I don't even have electric outside the old home. Unless I use our generator, and I'm to frugal to run the generator for seasonal lights.

      Obviously must be a retired school teacher. They keep this house beautiful throughout the year.

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  5. Well, can't say I enjoy ginger snaps, but the house looks nice! Tell them to swing by my place & decorate all they want!

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    1. Carolyn,

      I will, that is after they decorate mine first, lol.......

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  6. The resident did a great job on those house decorations.

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    1. Matt,

      The resident sure did, they do this kind of decorating for every holiday. I think they need to decorate my house what do you think???

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  7. That's a lot of jack o' lanterns and bales of hay/straw. Hopefully, they have help with the carving.

    Fall is a great time for baking cookies, a time when the extra heat won't run a person out of the kitchen. It does feel sort of cozy.

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    1. Linda,

      I believe the residents are retired. Yes it sure is!

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  8. Oh that is a sweet little house. I borrowed your cookie recipe My Hero will love them. Thank you . Hug B

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  9. I always intend to at least get a bale of hay & a few pumpkins to put on my front porch but never seem to get around to it. I went to an estate sale last Friday & ALL the houses on that street were decorated. Even the one for the sale. Many were as elaborate as Christmas decorations.

    Those cookies sound delicious!

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  10. Sandy,
    Did someone say COOKIES???? LOL I just love cookies. They are pretty much my favorite dessert except for pies. So they are my favorite except for pies and maybe cake. I like cake too. So they are my favorite except for... lol shoot who am I kidding, I just love desserts! I'll have to try those ginger snaps. They look soooo good. Now that Fall is here and I can bake indoors again I'm gonna put my baking hat back on for a few months!

    Our leaves are turning here too. It's just beautiful around here right now. I need to take some pictures. Last year we didn't have much "color" since we pretty much fried all summer long. This year there was enough rain through the summer that the colors are amazing!
    Hugs to you and yours,
    Sci

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  11. I am going to remember to come back here for that recipe!

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    1. Michaele,

      My husband loved these cookies, I hope you do too.

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  12. Cookies were good My Hero thanks you:) Hug B

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    1. B,

      You made them, cool!!!! I'm glad your Hero enjoyed them. There great with a hot cup of tea.

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  13. Sandy, Those cookies look delicious ! I agree, that home looks like sweet country perfection.

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    1. Jane,

      The cookies are delicious if you like ginger snaps. If I could move this house from downtown into the country I would snatch it up right now.

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  14. Hey Sandy!..I've missed reading your blog. I am going to try to get back into posting on mine again and catching up with everyone. Love the neatness of the house and drooling over the cookies!

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    1. Mamma Bear!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Good to have you back Sweetie :-)

      I love this house too. The cookies a delish!!!!

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  15. Love Ginger Snaps! That house is really cute with all of its decorations!

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    1. DesertHen,

      I never liked Ginger Snaps cookies until I tried this recipe.
      This house is adorable.

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