Saturday, March 21, 2015

Shellie's Gingerdoodles

Soft, chewy and so addicting. My kids go nuts for these!

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
3/4 tsp pure vanilla
1/4 cup molasses
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup sugar for rolling
Heat oven to 350. Cream butter and sugars til light and fluffy. Add egg, vanilla and molasses. Whip 1-2 minutes till it turns light brown. Stir in remaining ingredients just till combined. Roll a tablespoon of dough into a ball, then roll in sugar. Place on greased or parchment-lined cookie sheet. Bake 7-9 minutes or until outsides look cooked but insides still soft. Cool 5 minutes on cookie sheet before transferring to cooling rack. Makes 2 1/2-3 doz

Crockpot Thai Peanut Chicken

Easy, flavorful and good for you.

2 lbs chicken breasts
2 bell peppers of choice, sliced
1 onion, chopped
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 T lime juice
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 T honey
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
salted peanuts for topping
Cooked rice of choice
Place peppers and onion in bottom of crock. Place chicken on top. In a bowl mix peanut butter, lime juice, broth, soy and honey. Pour over chicken. Cook on high 3-4 hrs or low for 6. For last 30 minutes of cooking, shred chicken. Serve over cooked rice with peanuts and cilantro over top. Or if you arent a fan of raw cilantro, throw it in the sauce and cook it with the chicken. Cooking it mellows the flavor.  yummy!