Here are some recipes that Gary took from his mom when he left home. Liz copied and sent them to me. ENJOY!
GINGER SNAPS (full recipe measurements, followed by half recipe measurements)
3/4 c butter or shortening - 3/8 c 3 tsp baking soda - 1 1/2 tsp
1 c sugar - 1/2 c 5 c flour - 2 1/2 c
1 c brown sugar - 1/2 c 2 tsp ginger - 1 tsp
1 c molasses - 1/2 c 1/8 tsp salt - dash
1/2 c cold water - 1/4 c
Cream shortening and sugars. Stir in molasses to which soda has been added. Sift dry ingredients and combine with first mixture alternately with water.
Bake 350, 15 min
Liz added this note:
A word of warning - when you add the baking soda to the molasses, be sure your bowl is relatively large as the concoction will foam up and almost double in size. These cookies (because they have no eggs) can be baked for as long as your tastes allow. Shorter time makes a chewy version, longer time makes a dunking in milk or orange juice (coffee for us heathens) version.
STIR-N-DROP SUGAR COOKIES
2eggs 3/4 c sugar
2/3 c cooking oil 2 c + 1 TB flour
2 tsp vanilla 2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp grated lemon rind 1/2 tsp salt
Beat eggs with fork until well blended Stir in oil, vanilla, and rind. Blend in sugar until mixture thickens. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and stir into oil mixture. Drop with spoon on ungreased sheet. Flatten with greased glass dipped in sugar.
Bake 400, 8-10 min
CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
2 cakes sweet chocolate 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 c butter or shortening 1/2 c chopped nuts
1/2 c granulated sugar 1 1/2 c sifted flour
1/4 c brown sugar 1/2 tsp soda
1 egg well beaten 1 tsp vanilla
Cut each small square of chocolate in 6 or 8 pieces. Cream butter, add sugar gradually and cream together until light and fluffy. Add egg to mix well. Sift flour once, measure, add salt and soda and sift again. Add flour in two parts and mix well. Add cut chocolate, nuts and vanilla and mix thoroughly. Drop with spoon on greased baking sheet.
Bake 375, 10-12 min
18 double graham crackers, rolled 1 c chopped nuts
1 can sweetened condensed milk 1 6 oz pkg chocolate chips
Mix together and spread in 9x12 pan which has been greased and floured.
Bake 325, 20 min - DO NOT OVER BAKE