20 March 2009

Fractions are Tasty

He did it. I promised that once the math workbook was finished, he could bake the cookies of his choice as reward. Today Peter polished off the the last few pages -- and two months ahead of schedule! His mathematic reward? Great Mother's Molasses Crackles.

We decided that a single batch was not nearly enough, so we simply had to double it. There was plenty of practice at adding fractions and he can level a cup of flour like nobody's business. After a chill in the fridge, we set up a little assembly line to roll and sugar the dough.

The net result was five dozen scrumptious cookies and a request for the recipe written down ... but not in cursive. So here it is. Our cookie recipe, easy to read and already doubled for you:

Molasses Crackles

1 c. butter
2 c. sugar

Add and mix well:
2 eggs
.5 c. molasses

Add 'til well incorporated:
1 t. salt
1 t. ginger
2 t. cinnamon
4 t. baking soda
4 c. flour

Chill dough for 1-2 hours. Hand roll into 1" balls then roll in granulated sugar. Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.


  1. Now that is my kind of math! Sweet, sweet photo.

  2. Yum and I love the photo, too!

  3. I think each new photo you take is my new favorite! Just beautiful.

    I am a bit frustrated with my camera and need to learn more about it. I am very excited to be visiting San Diego for our Easter vacation. The ocean is my favorite place to be. As far as I see it, there won't be a bad picture in the bunch :)

    Thank you for including your recipes in your posts. They look so wonderful.