Home Sweet Home Magazine - December 2021

Ginger Crinkle/ Molasses Cookie Whatever you call them, these cookies are soft, sweet and delicious. ▶ ▶ 2 cups flour ▶ ▶ 2 teaspoons baking soda ▶ ▶ 1 teaspoon cinnamon ▶ ▶ 1 teaspoon ginger ▶ ▶ ¼ teaspoon salt ▶ ▶ 1 cup sugar ▶ ▶ ⅔ cup oil ▶ ▶ 1 egg ▶ ▶ ¼ cup warmedmolasses 1. Combine the flour, baking soda and spices in a bowl. 2. In a separate bowl, beat together the sugar and oil. 3. Add the egg and mix. Then drizzle in molasses while continuing to mix. 4. Gradually mix in the dry ingredients until combined. 5. Roll the dough into one- inch balls and roll the top

in granulated sugar before baking. 6. Bake for 12-15 minutes in a 350-degree oven.

until the sugar is dissolved. Continue to boil without stirring until the mixture resembles a light caramel color. 9. Lower the heat to simmer and carefully add the cream mixture. Stir constantly until the mixture reaches 250 degrees, otherwise known as firm ball stage on a candy thermometer. 10. Pour the mixture in an 8x8- inch baking pan lined with parchment paper. Wait half an hour for it to set slightly, and add a sprinkle of sea salt to the top. Allow to completely cool for a few hours. 11. Remove the entire sheet by lifting the parchment paper out of the pan. Cut into strips or squares, and wrap each piece in wax paper, twisting the ends and adding ribbons if you desire.

Sea Salt Caramels If you want to expand your list of sweet confections, try out candy making. These sea salt caramels are easier than you think and make great gifts. ▶ ▶ 1 cup heavy whipping cream ▶ ▶ 5 tablespoons butter ▶ ▶ 1 teaspoon sea salt ▶ ▶ 1 ½ cups granulated sugar ▶ ▶ ¼ cup light corn syrup ▶ ▶ ¼ cup water 7. In a heavy saucepan, combine heavy cream, butter, and salt. Bring it to a boil, then remove from the heat and set aside. 8. In another large saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup and water. Monitor on high heat


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