Monday, January 16, 2017

Ginger Snaps

Hi everyone! Hope everyone had a good weekend. It finally warmed up and the weather was beautiful. Our weekend was pretty busy, lessons are back in full swing for winter term, so we had swimming and skating. C had taken swimming lessons a few years back, had a love/hate with it which eventually went to be a hate with it, so we stopped the swimming lessons. I'm happy to say that after her first one this Saturday, she was very enthusiastic and has already told me numerous times that she can't wait for her lesson next week. A did well in swimming too, though I think she needs to work on dunking her head in the water, I think she was just lightly doing it, since her bangs didn't seem very wet by the end of the lesson.

Lunar New Year is also in full swing, with festivities starting in the city this past weekend. Last minute we decided to head to West Edmonton Mall to check out the market (fa si, originally for flower market). It was busy, and the usual type of market with vendors selling stuff, and Chinese performances such as martial arts and dancing. We ran into a few friends there, and then headed to T&T after (Asian supermarket) where it was crazy busy. While waiting for S to pay for some groceries, I took the girls out into the hall where there was a lion dance going on. Great way to start the upcoming New Year! More festivities in the coming weeks to attend.

This would be the perfect segue into a Chinese recipe, but alas, I don't have one to share, so I'm going to talk about ginger snaps, which I've mentioned before in past posts. 

These ginger snaps are my go to cookie. I've been making them for years now, and I got the recipe from a coworker who had made them for work. Recipe is from a Company's Coming cook book. Delicious! 

Company's Coming Ginger Snaps
3/4 cup butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup molasses
2 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
Cream butter & sugar together, add the egg and molasses.
Mix dry ingredients together and add to the wet. Roll into 1 inch balls and then roll in sugar.
Place on greased baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

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