I’m so excited to have some guest bloggers lined up for the holiday season. Today I’m happy to welcome Kristen from Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker. She’s sharing her Spice Cookies, a classic and perfect holiday treat, which I’m sure you’ll love. Here’s Kristen!
Hi Everyone! I am so pleased to be a guest here today. What fun it is to “meet” all of you! My name is Kristen and I blog over at Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker. (Yes, I don’t know what I was thinking when I chose that title…it’s too long, but it’s stuck to me like frosting on cake). My motto is “delicious doesn’t have to be expensive.” I make family friendly recipes using everyday ingredients.
By way of introduction, I am a mom to five kids ranging in age from 6 to 18. The oldest four are teenage boys, all of whom we adopted at birth. The youngest was a “surprise” little girl that I gave birth to myself. We live in the Jacksonville, FL area while my husband commutes to his job in San Fransisco two weeks out of every month. Life is rarely dull in my house. In fact, those blessed hours while the kids are in school are the only quiet ones of the whole day!
The recipe I am sharing with you today was given to me by a friend when we lived in the Seattle area. Susan and her husband were in a dinner group with us and we also shared a love of music, but what made her so special to me was her love for my young boys. She brought them these cookies whenever she visited and once even came over to my house with all of the ingredients and spent an afternoon baking with them. Those are priceless memories which make these cookies all the more tasty.
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup molasses
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp each cloves, ginger and salt
Combine the oil, sugar, molasses and egg in a mixing bowl.
Beat with a mixer until smooth.
Combine the dry ingredients in a smaller bowl and add to the sugar mixture.
Refrigerate dough for 1 hour.
Shape dough into small balls, roll in the extra sugar and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until top starts to crinkle.
Cool on a wire rack.
Thanks, Jerri for inviting me over. It’s been a pleasure. Happy Holidays to all of you, too!!