We’re almost there! Have you tried any of the cookies yet (or maybe just the dough)? Are you inspired to start mixing? If you have started freezing doughs, you may want to wrap them in foil or something else opaque, and label your freezer bags with words such as, “Broccoli” or “Brussels Sprouts Surprise”. This will ensure that you actually have said cookie dough when you need it.
I have one more recipe for you, courtesy of my assistant, Tonya Walter. She loves gingersnaps and worked at perfecting this one to get just the right punch for die hard ginger lovers. Oh, and she wants to insist that these are good year round, not just during winter!
Triple Ginger Molasses Crisps
1/2 c. unsalted butter, room temperature
1 c. dark brown sugar, firmly packed
1/4 c. dark molasses (only for the stronger flavor – any kind will work)
1 egg white
1 T fresh ginger, finely grated
1 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 c. candied ginger, chopped (if you prefer a milder ginger flavor, simply leave this out)
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. salt
1 3/4 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1-2 c. turbinado sugar for rolling dough in.
Beat butter and gradually add sugar and molasses. Beat until fluffy.
Add egg white, gingers, cinnamon, cloves and salt. Blend well.
Combine flour and baking soda in a small bowl and whisk together.
Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture on low until combined. Drop rounded tsp. of dough into granulated sugar and roll to coat. Freeze at this point. You can also roll into logs and slice. If you do this, refrigerate the dough for at least 1/2 hour. Then roll into logs and then roll the log into the sugar before freezing.
To bake, preheat oven to 350F. Place dough balls on ungreased cookie sheet and bake in a for 9-11 minutes.
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