Saturday, December 18, 2010


Ok, I started my Christmas cookie madness, and I made Big Ginger Cookies. I like these cookies, but my husband loves them. They have an ingredient that I would have never put in a cookie, but it really works. What ingredient you ask? Well it looks like this...
Nope, it's not ginger although there is ginger in the recipe. Do you give up?
This are a nice zingy, almost slightly warm feeling cookie.


2 1/2 C flour
2 1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground allspice
1/2 tsp ground white pepper
1 C (2 sticks) plus 2 Tbsp butter, softened
1/2 C packed light brown sugar
6 Tbsp unsulfered molasses
1 large egg
1/2 C sanding sugar

Line baking sheet with parchment paper. In medium bowl mix flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, allspice, and white pepper; set aside. In electric mixer bowl with paddle combine butter and light brown sugar until light ans fluffy. Beat in molasses and egg; mix well. Add remaining dry ingredients beat until just combined. Form dough into ball and cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 2 hours overnight. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Shape dough into balls and roll in sanding sugar then place on baking sheet. Flatten with the palm; bake 10-15 minutes.

LAZY LINDA TIP: coat the measuring spoon with cooking spray when measuring out molasses it makes it slip right off the spoon. Side note, your cookie height depends on how much you flatten your cookie before baking, I do not flatten very much.

Here is my great tower maker, the stacker to top all other stackers. E is obsessed with stacking, not blocks or Legos, but toys, all the toys get stacked, or are used to barricade off sections of the house.

He is awefully cute, but I still think 3 is a bit too young to have a fetish. LOL

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