Saturday, January 12, 2008

hello saturday

Hello Saturday. How about a little cookie to go with coffee or tea. Or milk. Or knitting.
The kids let me choose the cookie this week. I have really been wanting to try these, and they were a big success. They are thin and crispy with the just the slightest hint of orange. They do have shortening in them, which I was trying to avoid, but that is probably what makes them so good. Orange Ginger Cookies:
2 cups sugar::1 cup vegetable shortening::1/2 cup butter, softened::1/2 cup molasses::2 eggs::4 cups flour::2 tsp baking soda::2 tsp ground cinnamon::2 tsp ground ginger::2 tsp allspice::2 tsp grated orange peel::1/4 tsp salt::sugar for sprinkling.
Cream together sugar, shortening, butter and molasses. Add eggs. Beat until light and fluffy. Add dry ingredients, beat until combined. Divide dough into two. Shape into logs wrapped in wax paper. Refrigerate overnight. Cut logs into thin slices. Bake for 9-12 minutes at 350. Immediately sprinkle with sugar.
See how thin? The perfect little cookie to be satisfied with just one. Or Six.

Enjoy your weekend everyone!

38 comments:

La Cabeza Grande said...

Oh, my. Those cookies make my mouth water by just looking at them! If only I could reach through the screen...

Knitting Mama said...

Mmm, those look delicious!

zebraknits said...

OK. You got me mouthwatering with these delicious cookies. I will be trying this recipe...not today ( I wish) but soon. Happy weekend!

Adam said...

I think in my case, 6 would be an accurate assessment ;)

kim said...

Oh, those do sound yummy! The perfect little cookie.

Wannabe said...

Mmmmmmmmmm.....

So why avoid shortening? Do you use the Spectrum Organic Vegetable Shortening?

luv Abby said...

yum... I love your cookies.... can't wait to try these.
luv Abby

Giabella Designs said...

Since one of my resolutions is NOT to eat cookies, I will just let you eat them on my behalf. WHAT yummy looking cookies!

Meggie said...

I'll take six please!

Knitterella said...

ooo, those sound and look so yummy! Thanks for the recipe - I think my dad would love this one!

Sarah Jackson said...

mmm. are there six more for me?

Heather said...

those cookies sound lovely, and as fate would have it, I have all the things to make them ( I don't normally have molasses and oranges here) So I know what Giggles and I are doing later.

Kaet said...

i am soooo grateful to you for sharing...i love ginger and love orange...so logically, i will be loving these cookies! i hope mine turn out even half as good as yours look!

Denise said...

oooh they look scrummy. I know I wouldn't just stop at one ;-)
Hope you're having a great weekend.

Rachel said...

They sound (and look) immensely tasty. I shall try them. ;)

leslie said...

they look great.
another recipe to add to my list.
thank you.

So Much Fun said...

I would like six please...

thank you,
xoxo

yaiAnn said...

Oh yum! Those look sooooo goood!

Jennifer said...

I think I've made these, or something similar, before! Either way, they look simply scrumptious!

I have a question - what type of camera do you use? I'm venturing into photography (amazing what blogging will do to a person!) and I'm simply curious about your beautiful photographs!

sheepish one said...

yum!!

The_Add_Knitter said...

Oh wow orange + ginger? So delicious...love your new banner btw!

house on hill road said...

oh, you are making me hungry.

FlipFlop Mom said...

OHHHH YUMMO!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!

Katie said...

those looks great! and that plate!! I love it!

Alisha said...

I made your lemon cookies. Those are so good!! We left some without the icing....great with tea.

Even the hubby liked them and he is strickly a chocolate chip cookie kinda guy!

Now these!! Oh my am I gonna have to walk, walk, walk if I make these! How can I resist not to try them.....

Poshyarns said...

Oooh, they look good. I bought some US cup measures this week so now I have no excuse not to make these, they sound lovely.

TLCknits said...

Yummy

JudyMac said...

Yum, I think that I shall go and make these. Thank you!

Stacey said...

mmm - ginger and orange - the perfect combo!

TJ said...

Those look delicious! I'll be trying those this week. :)

The Litter Box House said...

Gimme cookie!

Andrea

MadMad said...

Ah... the old butter AND shortening trick. How could they NOT be good? Off to use my snow day to make them. Love your beautiful plate, too!

Natalie said...

Yum! It's a good thing I can't gain weight by reading your blog! I think I just pretend-a-ate that whole plate!

Felicia said...

Yum! They look and sound tasty :)

tiennie said...

I swear Leslie - you bake and photograph the best looking cookies!

becka said...

You are an artist, i love all the things that you made.

gkgirl said...

mmmmmmmmmm...
holy...

looking good!

Dallas said...

Ooh, those look so tasty.