This posting is for those of you who did not check out the "Martha Stewart's Favorite Cookies" DVD from your local library.
With leftover lentils on the docket for this eve, here is a great and fast cookie recipe. They are legitimately chewy and surprisingly delicious.
Perk: You only have to dirty one mixing bowl bowl.
Preheat oven to 375
Combine and sift with fork:
1.5 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
Stir in with wooden spoon:
1/2 cup shortening melted and cooled
1/4 cup molasses
3/4 cup rolled oats
(The dough will be thick and clumpy, but keep stirring a bit longer and it will smooth out.)
Scoop out dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet. I used a coffee bean scooper.
Press them down with the bottom of a drinking glass dipped in sugar.
Bake for 12 minutes
* Optional: Give half or more of the batch to neighbor unless you have lots of kids