¾ cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
¼ cup molasses
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground ginger
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon salt


Preheat oven to 350-degrees. Beat butter and sugar until creamy. Beat in egg and molasses. In another bowl stir together all dry ingredients. Add dry ingredients to creamed ingredients and mix well. Place small hand rolled cookies onto a cookie sheet coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle sugar over and flatten with bottom of water glass. Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for about 12-15 minutes or until light brown.

Yield: 2 dozen cookies.

Cinnamon Apple Crisps


5 Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced (about 5 cups)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour


3/4 cup quick oats
3/4 cup light brown sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 stick unsalted butter

Preheat oven to 350-degrees. In a small bowl, mix sugar, cinnamon, and flour. In a large bowl, toss to coat apples with sugar mixture. Place apples in a 9 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan coated with a spray of canola oil. For topping, mix together oats, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, raisins and pecans in a bowl. Cut butter into small bits and sprinkle over apples. Cover with topping. Bake for 35 minutes or until fruit is tender and topping golden.

Yield: 6 servings.