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Cooky Recipe Number 17: Ginger Almond Cookies

Saturday, November 10, 2012

This is another refrigerator cookie. Very nice molasses and ginger flavor.
I mixed these up last Sunday before embarking on my 12.5 mile long run. I tested out having some pancakes in the morning to see if that would work for race day since the HM is in the afternoon/evening. It worked out well. What I forgot about was that the time change was going to make it get dark very, very early. My husband asked when we were at about mile 10 what time was sundown because it was starting to get dark. emoticon This was at 4:50 and sundown was at 5:05. We do our long runs on a trail near a golf course and they claim to close the gates at sundown. There was no way we were going to get back to the car in 15 minutes so we veered off the trail and ran around the golf course on the street. That was good because the trail is not lighted.
After a quick shower at home, we went out for some Cuban food for dinner. When we got home, my husband decided to feed some of the neighborhood feral cats. Malika decided to take that opportunity to bolt out the door. My husband couldn't get her to come back in...she kept running away. We kept seeing her on our fence but couldn't get to her. She spent two nights outside but on Tuesday I guess she finally decided she had gotten enough of the great outdoors and let my husband pick her up. We were certainly glad to have her back. We're keeping a close eye on the doors when we come and go now.
Tomorrow I we've got a 5ish miler on tap followed by brunch with some friends. Should be a nice day.

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JULESRULES78 11/19/2012 3:12PM

    Nat, I made these yesterday and they were amazing! Plus, another "Kourey" approved recipe. You sure know what cookies a picky 8-year-old will love. emoticon Thanks for the recipe!

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WENDYSPARKS 11/17/2012 3:15PM

    YUM!!!! How you been?

hugs!! Wendy emoticon

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JULESRULES78 11/16/2012 6:28PM

    I am so glad that you are back to running long distances and that you are doing it safely.

I am so glad you kitty came home. I guess she had here fill of "being wild," but it can be very scary not knowing if or when they will come back.

Any chance I could get the recipe for your yummy cookies? I have been craving ginger like crazy lately! emoticon

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JANETRIS 11/15/2012 10:28AM

    Yummy looking cookies.....and so glad you got your kitty back....darn cat! emoticon

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WHISPERINGPINE9 11/14/2012 6:55PM

    Great recipes especially with thanksgiving and Christmas on the way.

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LUCKYDOGFARM 11/13/2012 10:30PM

    hopefully your kitty is done being a wild child. we have several that would love to be house kittys, but nope, just dont need that with the dogs and now the pond fish are in for the winter. grrrrr. glad your baby is home!

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YOUNGNSMYLIE 11/12/2012 6:39PM

    oh I am so glad she came back! My cat tries to escape out the front door on a regular basis, and my heart drops every time she makes it out (I've caught her within minutes each time). Awesome cookies!

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SPOOKYTHECAT 11/12/2012 3:53PM

    Phew! Glad she is back, safe & sound.

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LINDAKAY228 11/11/2012 4:09PM

    You always have such yummy looking recipes. The dark really does come early now!

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MISSG180 11/11/2012 1:27PM

    Pet escapes are always so scary! Glad she came back.

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JLITT62 11/11/2012 6:33AM

    Too much excitement! So glad you got Malika - how scary! Simba has gotten out a few times, but I've always managed to catch him; he's never spent a night outdoors.

There are all different sorts of theories on when to start your taper . . . but by doing a 14 miler you'll have run further thsn I ever have . . . probably further thsn I want to, frankly!

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 11/11/2012 3:12AM

    The cookies look so good. That's a cat for you, will do things on their time and not before.

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INIT2LIVEIT 11/11/2012 2:39AM

    That'll learn her! Cats always know where the best creature comforts are... at least eventually... lol

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 11/11/2012 12:19AM

    Glad your cat came to its senses. Mine only very occasionally go out the door -- get about 2 feel and then (usually) freeze and/or panic. Oops what have I done? But then, mine have lived indoors their entire lives.
I find catnip (especially a pot of the living plant) to be a very persuasive inducement. Of course, you might end up with extra cats.

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WONDERWOMAN 11/10/2012 9:12PM

    Mmmm, yet another refrigerator cookie recipe to add to my collection. I'll be googling as soon as I leave here.

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SOKKERNUT 11/10/2012 9:08PM

    Enjoy your Sunday sounds like a very nice day.
So happy to hear Malika finally came inside. Guess she wanted to see if the grass was greener on the other side! emoticon

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RHONDALYN10 11/10/2012 8:15PM

    Yum! Gingersnaps are my favorite so I am POSITIVE these are delicious!!

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BUTEAFULL 11/10/2012 7:21PM

    you sure are getting your exercise in (and with a buddy/hubby), how are those cookies on sugar grams? my hubby really like ginger snaps but he's got diabetes so has to watch his sugar gms these days

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HEALTHYCOCONUT 11/10/2012 7:15PM

    Cookies look good! It's depressing how dark it is so early now :( Glad you got the kitty back inside.

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SLIMMERJESSE 11/10/2012 7:03PM

    It's amazing how fast cats can zip out the door. These cookies combine some of my fave combos. How yummy!

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