Today we're in our third week of a new blogging group; a fun group will be sharing recipes on Sundays. Low stress, just a great group of gals that I am happy to blog alongside. Thanks to Stacy of Food Lust People Love, Sue of Palatable Pastime, Rebekah of Making Miracles, and Wendy of A Day in the Life on the Farm for coordinating. Today Sue is hosting and she's just given us the prompt of 'that holiday feeling'. Here's the line-up...
- Caesar ColeSlaw by A Day in the Life on the Farm/
- Crackled Ginger Cookies by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Gingered Shrimp Cups by Sid's Sea Palm Cooking
- Holiday Salad by Making Miracles
- Kohlrabi, Carrot and Spinach Salad by Cook with Renu
- Marmalade Glazed Sweet Potatoes by Food Lust People Love
- Parker House Rolls by Karen's Kitchen Stories
- Savory Aloo Masala French Toast Rollups by Sneha's Recipe
- Turkey and Cranberry Reuben Sandwich by Palatable Pastime
Olive Oil Gingerbread and Mocha Crinkles. But Jake requested ginger cookies. My ginger snaps are always a favorite, but he wanted to try them rolled in sugar. Done. He declared these 'red book' worthy, so I'm reviving that designation. That's a story for another day though.
Crackled Ginger Cookies
Crackled Ginger Cookies
makes approximately three dozen 2" cookies
- 2-1/4 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1" knob fresh ginger, peeled and grated
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground cloves
- ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
- ½ teaspoon ground allspice
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup butter, softened
- ¾ cup organic granulated sugar + more for rolling
- ¼ cup molasses
- 1 egg
- ¾ cup crystallized ginger pieces, diced
Ice Cream Sandwiches
- favorite (or just available!) ice cream - we tried it with egg nog this time
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats; I used baking stones for these.
Beat together butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl until lightened and creamy. Beat in the molasses and egg.
Pinch off dough pieces and roll them into walnut-sized balls, approximately 1-1/4 to 1-1/2-inch balls. Roll balls in sugar.
And place them on your baking sheet about two inches apart. Place in the preheated oven and bake for 8 to 10 minutes for a chewy cookie or 12 to 14 minutes for a crispy cookie.
Remove from oven and let cool completely on baking sheet or wire rack. If you know me at all, you know that I don't have much of a sweet tooth, despite all my baking.
But these smelled so good. I actually ate two!
Bonus! Jake wanted to turn them into ice cream sandwiches and I had a pint of honey ice cream. So, we did.
Smash one scoop of ice cream between two cooled cookies. Press cookies together to flatten the ice cream scoop slightly. Serve immediately.
That's a wrap for this week's #SundayFunday. Next week the group will be back to share recipes that revamp those Thanksgiving leftovers. Stay tuned...