Thursday, May 1, 2008

Recipe Box Swap

Randi from i have to say is hosting another recipe box swap. The theme this month is cookies & bars. If you're looking for a new cookie recipe you should check here:

I'm sharing a recipe for molasses cookies. The recipe was given to me by my sister. It was passed down from her husband's grandmother. I hope you enjoy them! I don't know if biscotti counts as a cookie but while you're here check out my Pecan Toffee Biscotti recipe from this previous post.

Molasses Cookies

3/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. salt

Preheat the oven to 350. Cream shortening and sugar. Add egg and molasses. Now add the dry ingredients. Cover and chill 30 minutes. Roll dough into balls, then roll balls in sugar. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.

This is the project I worked on today while Nature Girl was at school. I stitched the cupcake from one of my doodles and decided to work it into a mini quilt for my friend Susan. She was kind enough to review my tutorials for me so I wanted to say thanks. I'm new to quilting and wanted to try this small project before heading on to my next project, a mini quilt for the Miniature Booty Swap. I learned a lot from this project so I hope the next one will turn out better. If nothing else I think it will make a great potholder! Susan & Tracy have started a new 6 " mini quilt trading swap group on Flickr and are holding sign ups for the swap.


susan said...

get out!!!(as stacy london would say as she is smacking you) that is so adorable!! of course im not going to use it as potholder!! eeeee i love it, thank you so much. you really didnt need to do anything for little ole me, but i am so happy you did!! this is going up on the wall in my kitchen!!how did you color the cupcake, which turned out super cute by the way!! geez if this is the treatment i get, i will check any of your tutes in future!!!just kidding, you dont need to do anything!!

Kathy said...

What a great recipe! Can't wait to try it...Kathy@ Mimi's Garden

Amber M. said...

Thanks for referring me to your biscotti recipe...I can't WAIT to try them. I love pecans, too!

Kelsey Smith said...

That looks great love the potholder!

Randi said...

Great recipe! Thanks for sharing. You mini quilt is SO cute!

Jane @ What About Mom? said...

Well, you certainly don't look "new" to quilting. That mini quilt is gorgeous.

Love me the molasses. Can't wait to try theses cookies. Have you ever tried with butter? Oh, and biscotti totally counts as a cookie!

Kristie said...

Now that is sooooooo cute! Since I am your Booty Swap Partner you know I am over here spying... :) I still need to quilt mine, I hope she likes it.

Daniele said...

great recipe! and I LOVE the mini quilt.

Thimbleanna said...

Ooooh, those look great! And your potholder is adorable -- I love cupcakes!

upstateLisa said...

Well, isn't susan lucky? very cute? is the swap button up all ready, I noticed it on your side bar. Where in VT does your family live? i live in upstate NY near the VT border. Found your blog through the swap.

kerri said...

Your little smiley cupcake is so cute! I love that you stitch up your doodles, they always come out looking great.

Oh, I ate the pecans before they could get made into biscotti so I'll have to hold off on the recipe. *hangs her head in shame* hehe