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.