On Thursday when we were snowed in, so I grabbed the St. John's Cookbook from my Grandma and started paging through it. Life moves so fast, and I had never taken the opportunity to sit and read through the different recipes. So, I spent about an hour paging through the different recipes and it was such a perfect thing to do while snuggled inside! We have to bring cookies to all of our family functions, so I decided to try the Ginger Snaps. I noticed that the recipe called for 3/4 cup Spry. Hmmm, spry.....I have never heard of it. I tried googling it and there were not any helpful explanations (they gave me "nimble"). So I called an expert, my grandmother, and of course she new exactly what it was; a brand of lard or butter used back in the 40's and that I should substitute butter. Note to self: Grandmothers know everything!
|These cookies turned out perfect and will now be added to the Christmas favorites. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!|