Whew, I’m finished! And my feel are sore! Here are the cookie recipes. (The not so good but taste delicious, snacks!)

Ginger Crinkles:

For some reason, these didn’t turn out as well as the first time I made them. Maybe I should have used less oil, as they really spread out this time.

2/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
1 3/4 cups flour
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp cinnamon (or more)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
sugar for rolling

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, whisk oil with sugar, whisk in egg until smooth, whisk in molasses. In a separate bowl, mix flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir into molasses mixture to form moist dough. Shape into balls, roll in sugar and place on cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Bake at 350 degrees until flat, cracked and browned all over – about 12 minutes.

Peanut Butter Cookies:

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 egg
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. (I used my Kitchenaid mixer) Form rounded balls and place on a cookie sheet. Press a fork into each cookie ball twice. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes. Makes 2 dozen.

Here are some of the things I did to make my baking day run smoother:

  • I made good use of my Kichenaid mixer
  • Kept a sink full of hot soapy water so I could clean as I worked
  • Used two sets of measuring spoons/cups
  • Knew I had all the neccesary ingredients on hand
  • Made sure I had pulled dinner out of the freezer. After all, if I didn’t have dinner available to make, that would defeat my money saving plan!