Wednesday, December 23, 2009

#54 Soft Gingersnaps

Soft Gingersnaps

¾ cup butter
2 cups sugar
4 egg whites
½ cup molasses
4 cups flour
4 tsp soda
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp ground ginger
2 tsp cinnamon
¼ cup sugar

Cream butter and sugar. Add egg whites. Beat well. Stir in molasses. Sift dry ingredients together. Mix into creamed mixture. Refrigerate for one hour. Roll dough into balls. Roll balls into ¼ sugar and place on cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 6 to 8 minutes. Makes about 48 cookies.

Monday, December 21, 2009

#53 Spicy Garlic and Lime Shrimp

Juice from one lime
1 T olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, pressed
36 peeled shrimp (I used a pound)
1/2 t salt
1/4 t black pepper
1/4 t cayenne pepper
1/4 t dried parsley flakes
1/4 t paprika
1/8 t dried thyme
1/8 t onion powder
Mix all dry seasonings together in small bowl.
Preheat a large skillet over med heat.
Add oil to the pan.
When oil is heated, stir in garlic.
Immediately add shrimp. Squeeze fresh lime juice over shrimp.
Sprinkle entire seasoning blend over shrimp.
Saute shrimp for 5-8 minutes.