it’s here! {25 days of Christmas}

oh dear, i’ve done it again.

yes, that’s right, i haven’t blogged since October.  i know it’s not like i have such a big following that i’ve let anybody down, but still October was two months ago.  nonetheless, i’m baaaaack!

so, i’ve decided to do {25 days of Christmas}.

yep, that’s a post a day, everyday, between now and Christmas!

so, day one: gingersnaps, or as the recipe says, the best-ever gingersnaps.  they’re my favorite.  i think i’ve had them every Christmas since before i was born.  i don’t even know if that’s possible, but i think it must be true.  i love them almost as much as i love A Charlie Brown Christmas and Elf, almost as much as i love Christmas music and my willow tree nativity, but not nearly as much as i love celebrating my Savior’s birth.

so, we’ll see if i can do it.

everyday, for {25 days}!

day 1:

Best-Ever Gingersnap Cookies

1 cup sugar

2 cups flour

½ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground ginger

½ teaspoon ground cloves

¾ cup shortening

¼ cup molasses

1 egg, slightly beaten


Combine sugar, flour, salt, soda, & spices; mix together.

Cut in shortening to resemble course crumbs.

Stir in molasses and egg.

Shape into 1 inch balls and roll in sugar.

Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.

{do not, i repeat, do NOT bake for more than 10 minutes.  if you do, your cookies will be very hard and crunchy, when they are supposed to be nice and soft and chewy!  so, even if they don’t look done at 10 minutes, they are!}

Remove from baking sheet immediately.

If you want you can pat down the tops a little to make them extra chewy!

{now i have a confession to make}

 when i made these last night, i got caught up in the excitement of making my first batch of Christmas cookies and totally forgot to add the egg.  this resulted in miniature hockey pucks that looked yummy, but wouldn’t even crumble when thrown angrily at the sidewalk.

so, make sure you ADD the egg!

and yes, last night i was a very angry elf!