Monday, February 8, 2010

Finally! A successful batch of Gingersnaps!

After my last failed attempt at Gingersnaps, I was left brokenhearted for a while...

But I figured I'd try this recipe today... kind-of out of sheer boredom, and kind-of because of a full bottle of molasses that is rotting away in my pantry.

Mmm... now don't tell me this first picture doesn't look delicious!

Too bad these cookies blend in with my lovely butcher block countertop...


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Chocolate Salty Balls, round 2

Today I tried this recipe.

It allowed me to use my double-boiler - a wedding gift I've never actually used until today!


I followed one person's review and stuck toothpicks in the peanut-butter balls before putting them in the fridge. However, I found that the toothpicks did not aid that much in the dipping. It would be just as useful to keep ONE toothpick next to your double boiler and use it over and over again to stab the ball after you douse it in chocolate, then place it on the cookie sheet.

Fun with the double boiler.
I also followed another review and put in about a tablespoon of shortening to make the layer of chocolate a little thinner on the balls. Uh... if that was a "thin" layer of chocolate, I'd hate to see what it would be like without the shortening. I ran out of chocolate before finishing all the balls!!!

Ahh. Chocolate ball goodness! I was just kidding about the salt. Tee hee, "balls."