the alco dress
This is one of my favorite pictures of Karen. We had gone to a wedding in Manhattan, Kansas, and Karen had hand sewn a dress to wear to the event.
When we got there, she realized the dress was laying on her bed back at home.
The only place to shop in a pinch was Alco. That is where she found this sweet little number.
I think she looks great!!
We sure laughed about this.
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 3 T molasses
- 1 egg
- 2 T water or milk
- 3 1/4 cups flour
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 1/2 tsp ginger
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cloves
- Sugar or icing
Combine 1 1/2 cups sugar, butter and molasses;
beat until light and fluffy. Add egg and water; blend well. Lightly
spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Add flour and all remaining
ingredients, except additional sugar or icing; mix well to form a smooth
dough. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate one hour for easier handling.
Heat oven to 350*. Roll portions of dough into medium sized balls, roll in
sugar (if you want them sugar coated) or leave plain if you plan to ice
them. (Keep remaining dough refrigerated.) Place on cookie sheet and
bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes or until set. Immediately
from cookie sheets. Ice when cool.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 201 Total Fat: 9g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 29mg Sodium: 227mg Carbohydrates: 29g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 16g Protein: 2g