Friday, July 26, 2013

Sugar n Spice Cookies - for friends

We're getting together with friends (Mary & Mike) tonight to share our recent travel stories.  They were in Scotland & we were .... you know where we were.

We love to get together to eat & laugh & eat some more.  Today I made Sugar 'n Spice Cookies from a recipe book that belonged to Mike's Mom.  The title of the book is Betty Crocker's Cooky Book copyright 1963.  It's a spiral bound cookbook & here's a photo of the cookies followed by the recipe ~

They smelled amazing while they were cooking & David declared his sample "good ones".
Sugar 'n Spice Cookies
3/4 c. shortening
1 c. granulated sugar
1 egg
1/4 c. molasses
2 c. flour
2 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
1 t. cinnamon
3/4 t. ground cloves
3/4 t. ginger
confectioner's sugar
Heat oven to 375 degrees.  Mix in shortening, sugar, egg, and molasses thoroughly.  Measure flour into bowl.  Add dry ingredients (except xxxx sugar) to flour & stir.  Stir into shortening mixture.  Form in 1" balls [I used small scoop] and place 2" apart on greased baking sheet.  Bake 10 - 12 minutes.  Roll in confectioner's sugar while still warm.  Makes 4 dozen 2" cookies.
When we get together to share stories we like to eat appetizer-type food [& prefer to go out on the boat, but tonight looks like it might get rained-out].  To go with the cookies we'll have tortellini pasta salad, cheese & crackers, cornbread with sausage, salsa/cream cheese roll-ups, fresh fruit & cookies.  I've made a double-batch of the Barefoot Contessa's Iced Tea & we'll have coffee with dessert. 
What do you have when you get together with friends?

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