Monday, December 3, 2018

Gingernuts #ChristmasCookies #ChristmasCookiesWeek #Sponsored

 This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Silpat, a #ChristmasCookiesWeek sponsor.
I received complimentary product for the purpose of review and recipe development,
but all opinions are honest and they are my own. This page may contain affiliate links.

Prizes + Giveaway
Here we are at day two of a fantastic event helmed by Ellen of Family Around the Table with help from Christie of A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures. These talented ladies are tireless and inspiring. They not only wrangled all of us foodie bloggers, but they lined up some amazing event sponsors who donated to us for recipe creation and also for prizes.

Go to my kick-off post to read about the prize packages and to enter the giveaway. Or you can enter at the bottom of this post. You won't want to miss out. Seriously. Your holiday baking will be kicked up more than a few notches.

Today's #ChristmasCookies Tray


Sherlock-Inspired Gingernuts
So these cookies were inspired by the first episode of the fourth season of BBC's Sherlock. "Are those gingernuts? I love ginger nuts!” Sherlock declares as he grabs handfuls of the biscuits and begins tweeting about his return to Britain.

Ever since I saw that episode, I've been intrigued by gingernuts. After a little research, I discovered they were much like gingersnaps. So, I decided to create my own version of Sherlock's gingernuts.


Ingredients makes approximately 4 dozen cookies
  • 3/4 C butter, room temperature
  • 1 C dark brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 2 t baking soda
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 C unsulphured molasses
  • 2-1/3 C flour + more if needed
  • 1 T ground ginger
  • 1 t ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 t ground cloves
  • 1/2 t ground cardamom
  • granulated sugar for sprinkling
  • Also needed: silicone mat or parchment paper, cookie scoop

Procedure

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line baking sheet with silicone mat or parchment paper.


Cream together the butter, sugar, and baking soda. Add in the egg, then the molasses. Gradually add in the flour and spices. Mix until you have a smooth, fairly stiff dough.


Drop the dough by scoop onto the prepared baking sheets with at least 1" between them as they will spread.


Sprinkle the cookies with sugar. Bake the cookies for 11 to 12 minutes; these will have the cookies crispy around the edges and with a bite in the center. For cookies that are crisp all the way through, leave in the oven for another minute or two.

Cool the cookies on a wire rack. 

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2 comments:

  1. I think gingernuts sounds much more fun that gingersnaps LOL

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  2. I miss that show! These cookies will ease the pain! ;)

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