MagpieMadness offers beautiful hand-made jewelry that is fashionable and affordable. I specialize in turquoise, crystal, pearls and semi-precious gems. I really enjoy working with silver, vintage bronze, and antiqued copper. Each piece is carefully crafted in my studio with attention given to style, design, and quality. Magpie creates wedding party jewelry, offers home parties, and provides custom-design.

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here on Etsy--you'll find many more pieces--earrings and delicate chains than what appear on this site.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Ginger and Spice and All Things Nice ~~ Gingerbread Cookies ~~ Wire Wrapped Turquoise Teardrop Earrings

Soft Ginger Molasses Cookies

3/4 c butter (real!)
1 c packed light brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
2 1/4 cup flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp clove
granulated white sugar

Bake at 375 degrees

Cream butter and sugar; add egg. Beat. Add molasses; beat. Add soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves; beat. Mix in flour. Beat. Dough will be sticky. Using a tablespoon spoon a walnut sized portion in your hand and roll into a ball. Drop into a bowl of white sugar and coat in sugar. Line up 3 by 4 on a cookie sheet. Bake for 8-9 minutes. Transfer to waxed paper on counter. Cookies will be initially quite soft but will firm up. Dunk in milk and enjoy!

And while you enjoy eating these simply amazing cookies, browse www.magpiemadness.com  or my Etsy shop here for your favorite holiday gifts:) Seen below...turquoise magnesite and vintage bronze wire (some have Swarovski crystals) earrings. $16 a pair.