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January 9, 2011

Oh Snap

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , — marathonmaiden @ 11:28

Gingersnap that is.

This weekend (and my weekend, despite still having to work Thursday and Friday, started on Wednesday. I like pretending my liver is 21 still) was kind of crazy.  Like last weekend I didn’t spend much (or any) real time in my apartment so I couldn’t update you on how awesome my running has been.

It included a 14.1 miler at 8:35 pace on Thursday in the bright sunshine and a really good 10 mile follow up the very next day at 8:11 pace.  I think that they were “emotional runs” and that I was channeling the awesomeness that was the previous few days. These two runs just felt like nothing.  Unlike Saturday’s 6 miler that…well the lack of sleep probably made this cold and snowy run more difficult than need be.  As far as today goes I think the only running will be of the errand variety.  C’est la vie sometimes.  But coupled with my tempo Tuesday, LR Thursday and great fast run on Friday it was a great “pre-training” week for Boston.

Anyway, since I’m basically living with a girl that I work with at the moment (ahem ran out of oil AGAIN and her and her roomies were kind enough to let me crash on their couch…and then because they had a guest we all had to drink. Because that’s how the world works. Duh) I decided to bake something to show my appreciation.  Of course my friend is a true baker so I felt a bit awkward giving her baked goods but her other roomie is a guy and will eat anything.  I figure this is a good compromise…

And before you think all I do is work and drink we did all take a trip to go snowtubing on Saturday. Before going out and drinking of course

I made two batches of cookies.  The first one is the following gingersnap recipe.  It’s an old family recipe and I love it because it makes really soft gingersnaps and soft baked cookies are always a hit in my book.  So I guess they’re more of a ginger cookie because there is a lack of a snap.

Ingwer (Gingersnaps)


  • 3.75 cups sifted flour
  • 1.5 tsp baking soda
  • .5 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp ginger
  • .5 tsp cinnamon
  • .25 tsp cloves
  • .75 cups butter (oooooooooor well you know what I used)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • .5 cups molasses
  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar


  1. Sift flour once, measure then add the baking soda, salt and spices. Sift again. (most flour nowadays comes sifted so don’t worry and you can just add and mix them all. Can you tell that this is an old recipe? hah!)
  2. Cream the butter (or margarine) with sugar until light and fluffy
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition
  4. Add flour mixture gradually, mixing until smooth
  5. Form into balls about 3/4 to 1 inch in diameter and roll in granulated sugar
  6. Bake in a 325*F oven about 10-12 minutes or until done.
  7. Voila! And enjoy.  They’re really good with tea and/or coffee.  Or as the “bread” in an ice cream sandwich.

I also made this Mint Chocolate Cookie recipe from AllRecipes.  Mostly for me because, while I really do like the above gingersnaps, chocolate + mint is awesome.  Hands down.  I followed the recipe in the link pretty much exactly as is.  Except I always use margarine.  Because that’s just how I roll.

After several days of making those really easy (aka “cheating” hahah!) pies, for Christmas as well as making them for the doctors at the clinic, it was really nice to make something from scratch. And it was nice to have two batches of cookies to dig into after imbibing a bit…

C’mon now: how can that NOT be screaming eat me?

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  1. Love cookies!!!

    Comment by Detroit Runner — January 9, 2011 @ 11:50

  2. Yum; Love cookies!!!

    Comment by Detroit Runner — January 9, 2011 @ 11:50

  3. You know me- I’m swooning over the mint chocolate cookies.
    And if your friend is a baker, she probably appreciated the baked goods even more! 🙂

    Comment by Amy @ Second City Randomness — January 9, 2011 @ 11:50

  4. If I had those chocolate mint cookies in my presence, they’d be gone in 3 microseconds! Which reminds me…Girl Scout cookie season coming up!!! YAY!

    Comment by Jill — January 9, 2011 @ 12:30

  5. I LOVE gingersnaps…this may be because TJ’s has gluten-free ones and my options are kind of limited these days??

    Have a wonderful Sunday!!

    Comment by Ameena — January 9, 2011 @ 13:16

  6. ha! I say “oh snap” ALL the time and I get the funniest reactions out of people. I love the cookies too. 🙂

    Comment by Megan — January 9, 2011 @ 14:16

  7. mmmmm…I’ve never had gingersnaps before. =)

    Comment by Julie @ Hotlegs Runner — January 9, 2011 @ 14:46

  8. Your cookies look so good! 🙂

    Comment by Lindsay — January 9, 2011 @ 16:36

  9. Those cookies look amazing! Great runs girl!!!!!

    Comment by janae — January 9, 2011 @ 16:56

  10. Your cookies look great. I love gingersnaps!

    Comment by Jess — January 9, 2011 @ 17:30

  11. you are so hardcore running 14 and then 10 right in a row. i think my legs would DIE! i do know what you mean about emotional runs, though.
    those cookies look spiffy! i need to do some baking again sometime soon…it’s been far too long…

    Comment by emily — January 9, 2011 @ 18:05

  12. mmm I love gingersnaps! What’s the deal with you not having oil? That sucks – especially in this friggin’ cold. Nice running, as always 🙂

    Comment by mealsformiles — January 9, 2011 @ 19:45

  13. are you sure your middle name isn’t jess?! 🙂 jk jk. glad you are having fun!!! also i just noticed that your comment “time” marks are in military time and that is so you. i have no idea if you set it up that way or if it is just coincidence but i like it. 🙂 happy 2011! great runs you have gotten in!!! i saw your FB post 100 days til boston… the countdown is on, huh!!! 🙂

    Comment by Lacey — January 9, 2011 @ 20:16

  14. ginger snaps just make me happy! I bet they’d taste great with hot tea after a long run. 🙂

    Comment by lindsay — January 9, 2011 @ 20:16

  15. I like gingersnaps, but only the chewy kind. Never the crunchy – wtf, just eat a cracker and save on the sugar. That’s what I say. Anyway! I can’t believe you Boston runners are in training so soon. It seems like you JUST ran your marathon.

    Comment by sarah — January 9, 2011 @ 20:48

  16. Yep! Definitely looks yummy 🙂

    Comment by The Laminator — January 9, 2011 @ 21:59

  17. I love ginger and ginger snaps! way to rock it. Trader Joes has a great brand called “cats cookies for people” (since I am not a recipe maker and I will forever be the mom pretending like store-bought is acceptable)

    Comment by Katherine: Unemployed — January 10, 2011 @ 06:27

  18. You had two GREAT runs and super times. Good for you. You deserved the drinks even if they were Pre-Run 🙂
    Yummy cookies. I’ll take a doz. of both.

    Comment by Joanne — January 10, 2011 @ 09:13

  19. Consider yourself “REGISTERED”!

    Dang, those cookies look delicious! Since my wife is pregnant and shouldn’t be eating sugars right now, I will copy the recipe paste into an event in my Outlook for one month from now and then bake them as a surprise!

    Thanks, MM!

    Comment by Matty B. — January 10, 2011 @ 12:09

  20. Oh my goodness, those cookies look amazing!!! Can you move to Tampa and bake for me??

    Comment by Jaime — January 10, 2011 @ 12:17

  21. 9 out of 10 doctors say cookies are clinically proven to cure a hangover.

    Comment by Chelsea — January 10, 2011 @ 17:25

  22. cookies look fantastic but . . . i would really recommend butter 🙂 trans fat = bad! okay, preachiness over. glad you had a great wkend!

    Comment by sarah (the SHU box) — January 10, 2011 @ 18:20

  23. I would be a goddess in the caveman’s eyes if I made those snaps. Too bad i’d prolly eat them all. Yum!

    Comment by Marcia — January 10, 2011 @ 22:08

  24. Ah snap, I don’t have any cookies in the house! Now look what you’ve done…I’ve got a craving and nothing to satisfy it with! Your friends are lucky!

    Comment by sophia — January 11, 2011 @ 02:13

  25. They are screaming eat me! I wish I’d made cookies instead of flatbread yesterday!

    Comment by Laura — January 11, 2011 @ 05:09

  26. Yum! Those look fab! The heater offer still stands, ya know – you could warm one room with one of them! Don’t know how much it costs to run one all day – might be more expensive than the oil, depending on costs in your area. Anyway, if you look into it and think it might work, drop me a note.

    Comment by Terri — January 11, 2011 @ 08:31

  27. Yay Betty Crocker!! Delicious looking cookies!!

    Do they help with the liver cleansing process perhaps?! 🙂

    Comment by Jess @ Blonde Ponytail — January 11, 2011 @ 11:51

  28. I love the combo of mint and chocolate 🙂 Those cookies look good!

    Andddd my heat was on the fritz again this week too. WTF. Glad you were able to find a warm couch!

    Comment by Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) — January 11, 2011 @ 12:33

  29. […] kinds of baking My favorite recipe that was made was the apple crisp, although I did make a fair amount of cookies. Like 3 different kinds.  And brownies. That may not be a lot to you but to […]

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