A random babbling on creative spirits-

Random babbling on the creative spirit~painting, sewing, baking, boys, an irresistable God and the next 200 feet~

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

therapy baking

I've mentioned in the past that I bake to process and ponder. I found myself doing just this recently as I rolled around in boy stuff! Coming out on the other side-with a whole lot of cookies!
Three batches and counting, all with interesting variations, emerged from the quandary-along with a smile and a calmer demeanor ;)
in love. trish

Chocolate dipped brandy snaps
6 T butter
1/2 c sugar
1/3 c dark corn syrup
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t ginger(substitute cardamom)
1 c flour
1 c choc chips
1 T shortening
Melt and blend butter, sugar and corn syrup in a saucepan until sugar dissolves. Add cinnamon, ginger and flour and stir to blend. Drop teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking pan, no less than 3" apart, and bake at 325 degrees for 12-14 minutes or until dark caramel colored. Remove and allow to cool for about two minutes then roll onto the handle of a wooden spoon and cool completely on a wire rack. Melt chocolate chips and shortening in a microwave safe bowl. Dip cooled snaps or drizzle onto snaps. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Those look wonderful. I too bake to think things over and relax. Baking is very relaxing I think. And of course then there is the eating.