But wait, there’s more!

Snow, that is!

Saturday we got a “dusting” of about 2″ which made this morning’s run very crusty and akin to running on a beach, albeit in much more clothing.

Tomorrow (Monday), there’s more snow in the forecast! After two very mild winters, this year Mother Nature’s certainly making up for lost time.

Today’s run–a 4 mile “anticipation” run at 11:45 min pace. Again, too cold to be out that long, so I stayed in the 11-11:30 pace range (easier with the messy roads), and got in 4.17 miles in 47 minutes.

As a tribute to Old Man Winter, I hibernated slept the bulk of the afternoon (ramping up my mileage is doing a number on me in terms of both appetite and energy), watched Capt. Philips (the movie with Tom Hanks) with the Mister (review: riveting, but then again, I work in the shipping industry, so I’m biased), and then made some molasses cookies.  In my mind, molasses cookies are truly a winter cookie, but as my luck would have it, whenever I make some in what I consider the dead of winter, we get a really lovely 55F degree day the next day.  Here’s hoping these can ward off the snow! 

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These are just about the best tasting cookies in. the. world. so I’ll share the recipe:

Molasses cookies:

  • 3/4 cup shortening (crisco)
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350F. Combine the shortening, molasses, egg and sugar.  Mix in the the dry ingredients.  Take a teaspoon of the batter, roll into a ball, and roll in granulated sugar.  Bake for 12-15 min. When the cookies come out of the oven, they’ll be slightly puffy, but let them sit for a few minutes and they’ll settle down and crackle. 12 min makes a chewy cookie, 15 makes a crispier one. (sorry I don’t have the metric equivalent!).  Yield is 4 dozen or so. 

 

 

About onthelamb

a knitter, a runner, a mother, a reader.
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6 Responses to But wait, there’s more!

  1. salpal1 says:

    really? Making them heats up the atmosphere? Make More Cookies!

  2. kim says:

    Those look yummy! Good job on the run.

  3. plustenner says:

    great run, and those cookies look awesome

  4. Red Hen says:

    Perfect cookies. But then everything you make is perfect!

    • paigesato says:

      I’ve had a lot of practice with these cookies–been making them since I’ve been at least 10 years old. I know the recipe like the back of my hand. Always delicious!

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