Happy Holidays everyone! Can you even believe that the holidays are actually here? I am still in a bit of shock that time just zips by so quickly. Hubby and I love this time of year. Our house is all decorated and we simply enjoy sitting by the tree with a glass of wine. One thing about us is that I like the white lights and hubby enjoys the colored lights. If you have the same situation in your house, I have the perfect solution for you. We have a tree that has dual colored lights – at the simple click of a switch can be white lights and then touch it again and we have colored lights.
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It is month number two for the Blogger C.L.U.E. Society and I am excited to have been assigned to Susan from Create Amazing Meals. The Blogger C.L.U.E. Society is somewhat of a secret society for food bloggers. We are set up with another food blogger and have to sift through their blog to find a recipe that fits the monthly challenge. For December, it was to choose a recipe that your Grandmother would have made. I chose her Ginger Snaps. Susan loves to cook, travel and frequent the weekly farmer's markets. I can sense that she is fun to be around and simply loves life - you get that sense from her blog.
My grandmother passed away in 1996 and I loved her dearly. I have a chocolate chip cookie recipe that has been passed down that I still make to this day that was from her. These Ginger Snap cookies would have been right in her wheelhouse. I added the candied ginger which kicked up the flavor ten fold. Thank you Susan for a great recipe!
Ginger Snap Cookies
2 teaspoon Ground Ginger
½ teaspoon Ground Cloves
½ teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
½ teaspoon Ground Cardamom
3 ½ Cups Flour
1 Tablespoon Baking Soda
½ teaspoon Pepper
10 Tablespoon Butter, Room Temperature
1 Cup Sugar
½ Cup Brown Sugar
½ Cup Molasses
1 Cup Candied Ginger
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Toast the spices in medium pan for 2 to 3 minutes and let cool. In a large bowl add the spices, baking soda, flour, salt and pepper and mix. Set aside.
In a stand mixer, add the butter and beat until fluffy. Add the white and brown sugar and mix well. Add one egg at a time until incorporated. Next add the molasses and mix well. Slowly incorporate the flour mixture until incorporated. Add the candied ginger and mix.
Use a small ice cream scoop and place onto baking sheet with at least 2 inches apart. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool on a baking rack.
Oooh, I love, love ginger cookies! And adding candied ginger pushes these babies over the top! Perfect for the holidays.ReplyDelete
These are my mother's favorite cookies! Great choice for your challenge! :)ReplyDelete
I've still got Grammie's cookie jar sitting on my kitchen counter. And, she used to make molasses cookies - which were some of my favorites. I'll bet these are a step up with all the lovely spices. Now, I'm looking forward to trying these!ReplyDelete
I could eat about a hundred of these in 10 minutes. Love Gingersnap cookies. Great choice.ReplyDelete
I adore ginger snaps, especially when they're home made! I think you made an excellent choice for this month's CLUE group. Now if you don't mind, can you send a few of those bad boys my way?ReplyDelete
Great choice for this time of the year. I thought it was a great theme for this time of year also since we are all reminiscing about those we loved and are no longer with us.ReplyDelete
I've seen how beautifully decorated your home is at Christmas time and these cookies would definitely fit right in. Adding candied ginger was a great touch, Lisa. Love these!ReplyDelete
My mother loves Ginger Snaps - I need to make her up a batch of these!ReplyDelete
Ginger snaps are such the quintessential Christmas cookie, aren't they? The scent as they bake just screams "CHRISTMAS" at a person and these look fantastic!ReplyDelete
Lisa, I need to make these for my hubby. He loves ginger snaps and I so appreciate your addition of candied ginger. Brilliant!ReplyDelete
Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday.
Ginger cookies are high on my list of favorites, these look just wonderful!ReplyDelete
Delicious!! I imagine your kitchen smelled like a holiday faery take!ReplyDelete
It's just not Christmas at our house without the smell of ginger cookies baking! Love the addition of the candied ginger, Lisa.ReplyDelete
What a perfect cookie for this month in all sense of the word! :) Gingersnaps are awesome, especially with candied ginger!ReplyDelete
I know I would enjoy these gingersnaps with both powdered ginger and candied ginger. Perfect for the holidays.ReplyDelete
Love gingersnaps…and these look and sound wonderfully delicious!ReplyDelete
Perfect holiday cookies. xo CatherineReplyDelete
Yay for cookie season! I love the addition of candied ginger. Such a festive touch! Happy Holidays friend!ReplyDelete