Okay, (folks with kids) raise your hand if you ever get to bed before midnite on Christmas Eve?
And how about the night before that?
That’s what I thought.
My wife is a wrap star tonite, getting ready for our visit with cousins tomorrow. My boys are helping, the baby finally crashed.
And my son helped me make these, which are (in his words) “fucking awesome.”
Big Soft Ginger Cookies
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
3/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup molasses
2 Tbsp sugar (to roll them in before you bake)
In a medium bowl combine the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, and cloves; set aside.
In a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed beat butter for 30 seconds. Beat in the 1 cup sugar. Add egg and molasses, beat well. Stir four mixture into egg mixture.
Shape dough into 1 1/2-inch balls, using about 1 heaping tablespoon of dough for each. Roll balls in the 2 tablespoons sugar to coat. Place balls about 2 1/2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes or until light brown and still puffed. (Do not overbake.) Cool cookies on cookie sheet for 2 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack and let cool.
When I make these, this recipe will fill about two cookie sheets. You don’t need quite that much space between them (they don’t spread very flat, you’ll see the dough is pretty stiff). They are usually a hit with family and friends and they travel well in a rubbermaid to school.
And no, he didn’t say that, but he said they were great. He did all the mixing, I did the measuring (his ADD isn’t ready for that yet) and handled the oven.
If I don’t talk to y’all, have a fantastic Christmas. I’ll be off line for a few days, leave a comment or something…