MERRY CHRISTMAS YA FILTHY ANIMALS!
I hope you’ve all gained at least 3 pounds & you stopped wearing makeup days ago. Or maybe I’m just projecting
This was the first year I didn’t make gingerbread WOMEN & instead I opted for something that was less likely to give me carpal tunnel (for serious those sugar cookies turned my hands into god damn CLAWS)
It’s quite unlike me to take the easy way out of anything – which isn’t a humble brag, if anything it’s probably one of my worst traits
“Why work harder when you can work smarter” is a concept I’ve never seemed to grasp
*cue me deciding to make an additional 4 batches of cookies the night before we flew to Denver*
But hey- if I’m gonna be an insane overachiever- these cookies satiate my need to go overboard, but don’t cause me any (additional) premature grey hairs
I’d also like to start a petition to serve gingerbread favored desserts year round because oh
hot damn did my kitchen smell so good
Unlike gingerbread WOMEN (or any cut-out cookie for that matter) these require NO chilling
& therefore I maintain my chill.
Soft & Chewy Ginger Cookies
Time: about 25 minutes | Makes: 30 or so cookies
3/4 cup butter (soft)
1/4 cup molasses
2 & 1/4 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
Additional sugar for rolling
- Preheat oven to 350 F
- In a large bowl cream together butter & sugar until pale & fluffy (5 mins)
- Add in egg, vanilla & molasses & beat until fully combined
- In a separate bowl whisk together your dry ingredients
- With your mixer on low, slowly spoon your dry ingredients into the wet- scraping down the bowl between each addition until dough has formed
- Using a spoon, a small cookie scoop or just your hands – shape dough into 1 & 1/2 inch balls
- Place balls about 2 inches apart on an unlined cookie sheet & bake for 10 minutes or until light and puffy
- Carefully remove cookies from the tray & cool on a wire rack
I could close this with a sad sentiment about Christmas being over- but I’ve assured Mats that he needs to deal with the decorations and holiday themed activities until his birthday in mid- January.
I’m not budging.
Isn’t that what the holidays are all about! Forcing your significant other to partake in your excessive Hallmark-character-like antics?
I think yes