Friday, November 7, 2008

We're Getting Closer To #1.

Wow. The week is already almost over. So, what do you think of my new look? I added another sidebar to my page and a few other small things. Many thanks to Shannon at 8 Eight Crazy Designs. I love this new look!
While out yesterday, I saw my first Christmas lights - way too early for me. Have you guys seen any in your area yet? On to #3 of the Top 10. You're probably thinking "Molasses Cookies"? Yes, but these aren't just another cookie. I am not a huge fan of Molasses Cookies, but these have quickly become my favorite.

"Molasses Cookies"

3/4 c. soft butter
1 c. brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 c. molasses
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice (don't substitute "anything" for this)
3 c. flour
Mix first 4 ingredients. Mix dry ingredients in another bowl and add to the wet ingredients. Chill for 20 minutes in a plastic container uncovered. Roll dough into balls the size of a tablespoon and roll in sugar. Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 9 minutes at 350.
My brother's favorite fruit dip, we make it every year for New Years yummy!
"Fresh Fruit Dip"

1/2 c. sour cream
1 c. milk
1 small pkg. instant french vanilla pudding
1 8-oz. can crushed pineapple, undrained
1/3 c. coconut

Mix all together well. Refrigerate a couple hours or overnight. Cut up fresh fruit & serve.


Barbara Bakes said...

The cookies look similar to a recipe I have that everyone loves! I can see why the dip is your brother's favorite!

Mary Ann said...

I love the new look and these cookies look so scrumtious. I love the flavor of molasses. Yummy dip too!

Rosie said...

Oh gosh these cookies will taste divine with molasses!! I want to pick one up and take a huge bite right now - I'm left here drooling over my keyboard ;)

Wonderful bake sweetie.

Rosie x

Stephanie said...

Those cookies looks so soft and chewy! Wow!

Theresa said...

Like your new look. And the cookies look even better!

Allie said...

Another wonderful choice! I'm loving the new look.

Jodi said...

Two more winners! I love the coconut in the dip...that's awesome! The cookies look delicious!

Bridgett said...

Oh wow, that dip looks divine! How great would those cookies be with the molasses? I am impressed.

Miss Joss said...

Hi Mrs. T,
Your molasses cookies look scrumptious!!! Molasses cookies are my favorite. They always remind me of my first Christmas with Chuck's family. :) Tell Chris I said hi.

Love you!!
Jocelyn Wicks

OhioMom said...

I don't believe I have ever baked molasses cookies, these look delish!

Cool new look :)

Pam said...

You are killing me. Both of these look so good. The cookies are one of my favorites and the dip is awesome. Great recipes yet again.

Cristine said...

I love molasses cookies! I'll have to give this a try!

And that fruit dip sounds amazing!

SugarEd Productions said...

oh those look and sound yummy! I must try that recipe!

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Jessica said...

I love molasses cookies and your new layout!

giz said...

I seem to be on a molasses addiction cycle - I'm embarrased to admit I've never had molasses cookies but I'm so going to try these.

Aggie said...

love the new look! And loving the cookies and especially that fruit dip! Yummy!

Rebekah said...

I will have to add those molasses cookies to my holiday cookie baking list. They look really yummy!