Sunday, February 20, 2011

Grandma's Cookies

With little Girl Scouts haunting the doorway of practically every store I entered yesterday, I got to thinking about MY favorite cookie! Nope. Not sold by the billions by friendly little girls toting boxes of Tagalongs, the always popular Thin Mints, or Do-Si-Dos, but my Grandma's Gingersnaps!

We lost Grandma over three years ago. Last week she would've been 95 years old. She was a very good cook, very crafty, and so much fun to spend time with! I miss her so much!

Here is a craft idea that I came up with to share with other family members. I took an empty pickle jar (wash it out really good!) and filled it with some of Grandma's delicious cookies. I made them a little smaller than usual, so they would fit in the jar nicely. Next I made a tag with a photo of Grandma, a fun poem about Grandmas, and added her recipe. I decorated up the tag with bits of lace, old buttons, and some vintage rick rack. I covered the jar lid with a scrap of fabric cut into a circle. (Click on photos for a larger view).

Here is Grandma's Gingersnap recipe. So yummy!!!

Grandma's Gingersnaps

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

Cream shortening, salt, and sugar. Add beaten egg and molasses. Sift together dry ingredients and stir into creamed mixture. Roll into balls and then into sugar. Do not flatten. Bake at 300 degrees until done. Enjoy!

Prim blessings,


Cedar Creek Primitives said...

What a sweet idea! There is nothing better the Grandma's cookies!!

Anonymous said...

Dad still comments on the gift of Ginger Snaps in the jar, which you mailed to him a couple years ago. One of his favorites! Now you have the special tag with my mothers pic and recipe attached. How special to see it here.
Love, Mom