Are you one of those goal setters? Or how about those people that choose a word for the year and focus on that? Or maybe just nothing at all?
This time comes around and I am always in a quandary. I can't decide whether to commit my goals to paper (because you know there is always a risk that I am not going to achieve any of them) or just focus on one thing in my life and work on that.
Last year I tried the committing the goals to paper thing and as I was looking over them, I realized I achieved half of them. YEAH!!! for me, that's a new record. I also firmly believe that when you write something down it makes work at it better so maybe I will just do both this year.
Two of them that I made were about this food blog. And thanks to all of you out there, I met my goal. Want to know what they were:
1. Make it to 500 followers (last January started with 138) and
2. Reach 10,000 unique hits a month (last December I averaged 4,700)
So here's to whatever goals, words, resolutions you set. May you achieve them and have a wonderful year (and some delicious cookies to eat while you ponder your life).
3 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
3/4 cup butter, softened to room temperature
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup white chocolate chips
* This recipe does need to chill in the fridge so be sure to factor that time in.
1. In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside.
Cream together butter and brown sugar, until light and fluffy. About 5 minutes. Add the molasses, egg, and vanilla and mix until the batter just comes together, being careful to not overmix.
2. Wrap the dough in plastic and chill 4 hours or overnight.
3. Preheat the oven to 350°F . Line two cookie sheets with parchment and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Using 1 Tbsp. scoop, portion dough and roll into balls. Coat the dough balls in sugar.
Place on cookie sheets about 2 inches apart.
4. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Take the cookies out of the oven and immediately place a few white chocolate chips in the center. Cool completely on wire racks and enjoy!
Source: Baked Bree