Monday, April 4, 2011

Sunday's Sugar and Sweets

Yesterday was a rainy, drizzly day here in the Pacific Northwest.  Just the day for making a fabulous, spicy cookie.  I've been making this particular recipe for many years, courtesy of a long forgotten magazine recipe.

They make a small batch and mix up quickly to go in the refrigerator for later baking or bake them right now for their warm, buttery yummyness... is that a word?  It should be.

















They're one of our family's favorites... baked or (gasp) even as dough.  I actually seemed to have thrown my recipe card out... fortunately I had passed this recipe on to my daughter! 

And here's the recipe to share with you all. 
Please note that you can make them chewy or crispy depending on your taste.  I've only made them with fresh ginger a couple of times.  I usually just use ground ginger and increase it to a full tablespoon.... they still come out pretty spicy that way... which we like.  I'm also a lazy an efficient baker and don't like to wash extra dishes, so I don't do the whole separate bowl thing for dry ingredients.  I just add them directly into the wet mixture... but just in case you like to follow directions I wrote them the "original" way.

My week is off to a good start.  If you make these cookies yours will be too.

18 comments:

  1. I just read my hubby this recipe and he moaned..Ginger Cookies are at the top of his very favorites list..guess what I will be baking soon? Thanks!

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  2. I know this recipe, and so I just know how good your house smelled when you'd baked the cookies! Yummy!

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  3. Yum! I love spicy cookies! I will have to try this recipe. It's supposed to be rainy this weekend - might be a good chance to make these.

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  4. Right now I want to eat the whole recipe, or barf....I just found out my 18 year old is going to work in Calgary!!!!!All of a sudden my kids are going to be gone!! In June one is going to Uganda!

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  5. I can smell these already, they look so yummy!!!
    Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe with us all!!
    Have a good week!
    Chris :o)

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  6. i have 2 favorites recipes for *soft ginger cookies* now i will have to try this...i usually bake 1 item a week for our sweet tooth think to day will be batch of these...ty for sharing

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  7. Oh, my favorite! Now I think I'm going to have to make some....

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  8. MMMMMM, Molasses cookies are one of my favourites but funny enough, I never make them throughout the year except during the Christmas Season. Thanks for the recipe and maybe a batch of these is what is needed around here to help improve our week! xox

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  9. Lovely I have my mums recipe for them , yours look and sound yummy. Love the way you put the recipe on the photo. Have a great day !

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  10. YUM...these sounds really easy...going to try them....enjoy your week "off"...take time to something fun just for you...

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  11. Yummyness is definitely a word! Those look so good!

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  12. Oh these sound wonderful. I think I have everything to make them so I plan on making a batch this afternoon since you made them look so delicious!!

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  13. These sound yummy! I am a lazy baker too, so I really appreciate that tip! One less dish to wash is my motto.
    Have a great week!
    Caroline

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  14. I have a recipe similar to this...they are very YUMMY! Don't worry about mixing the dry and wet ingredients in one bowl...I do it too! Why separate them out? They just end up together anyway! Brother!

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  15. Chris, How yummy do those look?!! And can I tell you, the kids have been on a cookie bender but all they want to make is chocolate chip. Never thought I'd say this but I'm darn tired of chocolate chip cookies. I think I need me some molasses! : )

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  16. Oh my gosh-these sounds fabulous Chris. When you come visit or I come there--we must have these :)

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  17. They look so yummy...I can hardly wait to try them! Thanks for the recipe Chris! ~Deb~

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  18. Wow! I hadn't thought to bake on these rainy days. Now that's a way to make lemonade out of lemon!!! That recipe looks wonderful.

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