I saw the subject for SHF this month was spice! What a perfect pick for the Fall, at least in this hemisphere. Of course ginger is good anytime of the year, right?
Well I was all over this spicey SHF as I have been wanting to make ginger cookies for a while.
When we were in Ithaca last weekend, they were having this huge annual book sale for Friends of the Library. There was a line waiting to get into the warehouse. You know I was in that line waiting and hoping to get some good cookbooks. One of them was Nancy Silverton's, Chewy Ginger Cookies, from her book Desserts. You would think they would be super "spicey" but they are extremely delicious with the perfect amount of spice, at least for my taste.
So, go on over the Desserts First and make an entry for Sugar High Friday (SHF). If you don't want to make anything then check the blog for the round up. I am sure it will be full of delicious recipes!
Triple Ginger Cookies
Lori's Lipsmacking Goodness
Recipe based on Chewy Ginger Cookies, from Desserts by Nancy Silverton
6 1/3 cups flour
5 teaspoons powdered ginger
4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cloves
1 pound unsalted butter, room temp
3 tablespoons minced ginger
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup molasses
4 teaspoons baking soda
2 tablespoons boiling water
sucanat or sugar for rolling
1. Combine flour with spices.
2. Peel and mince ginger.
3. Cream butter, running on medium speed for about 3 minutes. Butter should be light and fluffy.
4. Add ginger to butter.
5. Combine molasses and egg then add to butter mixture.
6. Dissolve baking soda in boiling water.
7. Beat half of flour mixture into butter mixture.
8. Add baking soda mixture to butter mixture.
9. Add remaining flour to batter. Remove from mixer and chill for 2 hours or overnight.
10. Form balls of dough and roll in sucanat or sugar. Place on baking sheet and place a piece of candied ginger in center of cookie.
11. Bake at 325 F for about 11- 13 minutes.