On the 1st Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me: Lucky Pennies

On the 1st Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me:  Lucky Pennies

Ok, so we didn't win the Lottery. It was fun to dream though, wasn't it? I dreamt (is this a word? dreamed?) of all of the wonderful things I would do for other people to make them happy and then surprise! ... the Garnet Hill catalog came in the mail and I thought...HECK NO, I am buying one of each of these clothes, shoes, boots, and bedding and then I will think about everyone else. Ok, not really, I would still do nice things for others like giving everyone a million dollars that have liked Trainspotting on FB and still have enough left over. Then I would buy all the stuff in Garnet Hill. And Boden. And J Crew.

I LOVE these ginger molasses cookies. I ate so many while I was pregnant with Kate, the November baby, that I am surprised she doesn't crave molasses by the spoonful. (She does like ginger ale though.) These are a great fall cookie, winter cookie, Christmas cookie, breakfast cookie, midnight cookie, and even hide them so I won't eat them and still find them and eat them cookie.

They are called "Lucky Pennies" because you can make them bite sized and they are cute and coppery colored, but there is nothing wrong with making them bigger. (Lucky DVD's just don't sound as cute.) You probably have these ingredients already if you make fall pumpkin breads or bars. The cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger will really make your kitchen smell lucky.


2 1/4 c flour
2 tsp soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp gound cloves
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 sticks of butter
1 c dark or light brn sugar
1/4 c molasses
1 egg
And a bowl of white sugar for rolling balls of dough in before baking


Cream butter, sugars and liquids.  Add dry and mix until incorporated.  Refrigerate.  Scoop small balls of dough to roll in sugar. I use a mini ice cream spring loaded scoop, but two spoons work just as well.

Bake for 7-9 min @375.

Hide 'em then eat 'em when you need a little luck. Like right before you buy another lottery ticket.


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