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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Ginger Molasses Cookies





Ingredients:
  • 1 ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup molasses
  • 2 sticks and 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom
  • ½ teaspoon clove
  • 2 ½ teaspoons ginger 
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced

Cream butter, brown sugar, and molasses. Add vanilla, fresh ginger, and salt, mix. With mixer blade stopped add dry ingredients to bowl.  Mix briefly.  Form into logs, wrap in plastic, chill.  Slice into 1/4" thick slices.  Place on greased sheet pan. Sprinkle with raw sugar.  Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.


Sunday, April 10, 2011

Carrot Whole Wheat Muffins





Ingredients:
  • 4 cups grated carrots
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 1 t vanilla
  • ¼ cup wheat germ
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cup flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 6 oz pineapple juice
In the bowl of a mixer combine carrots, eggs, and brown sugar.  Add vanilla.  In a separate bowl, combine cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and flours.  Add dry ingredients alternately with vegetble oil and pineapple juice. Mix only until combined.

Pour into greased muffin tins, and bake at 375 for 17-20 minutes.