My freezer is FULL of cookies. For the most part, I have been good about staying away, but there are a few favorites in there that I have been sneaking some tastes of all week. What can I say…I heart frozen cookies! Almost as much as cookie dough : )
It’s not the holidays without ginger cookies. I found plenty of incredible looking recipes out there in the blogging world. It was hard to choose which one to make.
What was really disappointing, though, was dropping a sheet of these cookies onto the bottom of my oven. Yikes! It was the first blunder of the day, but my Mom was there with the spatula to save what she could. These cookie crumbles tasted so good that I just couldn’t toss them. I had the idea to crunch them up and turn them into some type of bark. Instead, I snacked on them throughout the day, froze the rest, and have been eating them all week.
They are just THAT good!
I did share the beautiful cookies in my holiday cookie tins. There is just something about curling up on the couch with a gingerbread cookie (or two) and dunking them into hot chocolate on a cold winter day that is so comforting during this crazy busy season. Now, that is happiness! I have more molasses and plan to make more ginger cookies before Christmas!
Any good recipes that I should try???
I had one more cookie mishap this year that I just can’t figure out…Does this ever happen to you?
I tried a new oatmeal cookie recipe. Everything went well until I pulled them out of the oven and the edges were super thin and crispy while the centers still doughy.
Hmmm! I’m not sure if it is the recipe (I don’t usually make cookie recipes from SELF magazine and these certainly don’t look like the picture) or something gone wrong with my butter (although it felt the right amount of soft).
Any ideas? They are not supposed to be lace cookies, but they sure look like it.
Not too worry, these oatmeal cookies taste fantastic. I think it’s the combination of dried cherries, walnuts, and chocolate. Most of them turned out okay and the few that broke apart got added to the broken cookie pile in the freezer that I have been loving all week (and weekend).
These are definitely two of my favorite cookies from this holiday season!
Here are a few other great cookie recipes to try…
Ginger Molasses Cookies
Ingredients (20 cookies)
12 Tbsp (6 oz.) unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp soda
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line baking sheets with tin foil and grease foil with butter or nonstick cooking spray.
In a small, microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter then add the melted butter to a large bowl.
Combine all dry ingredients (except sugar) in medium bowl and set aside.
Add the sugar and molasses to the butter and beat with an electric mixer until well-blended. Add egg and mix.
Add dry ingredients to butter mixture and mix to incorporate. Batter will be wet.
Drop batter onto cookies sheet using a cookies scoop or large spoon. Leave 2-3 inches in between as cookies will spread.
Bake 8-10 minutes and cool completely on foil-lined cookie sheets.
Chocolate Chip-Walnut Cookies
From Self Magazine
1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon (I used more!)
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
6 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1/4 cup dried cherries
Heat oven to 375°. In a bowl, combine flour, oats, baking soda and cinnamon. In another bowl, cream butter and sugars until fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes. Add egg and vanilla; beat until smooth. Blend flour mixture into butter mixture. Stir in chocolate chips, walnuts and cherries. Drop 20 dough balls (1 tbsp each) onto 2 ungreased cookie sheets, 2 inches apart. Bake until golden brown, 9 minutes. Remove from oven; let cool on sheets 3 minutes, then transfer to foil to cool fully.
*I’m going to make these again and see if I can figure out the problem. They are definitely worth trying!