A blog reader sent me this cookbook…
I pulled it out the other day and started paging through. This recipe caught my eye…
I love gingerbread cookies and ginger bread. I immediately looked at the clock trying to figure out if I had time to make them before the kids got off the bush. Note, they need to chill in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours.
If I hurried, I’d have enough time…so Gannon and I got to baking.
As I was pouring the molasses, Gannon said, “Oh…Chocolate.” I said not that’s not chocolate and I didn’t think he’d like it. He wanted to try it so I let him. I was sure he was going to sputter and spit it out. He didn’t. He asked for more. What kid does that??
The recipe was very easy and we had them mixed and cooling in the refrigerator in no time.
Gannon loved the dough too. No eggs in this recipe so no worries.
I was hoping Gannon would be awake when it came time to roll out cookies…but he wasn’t so that task was left to me.
I put nine on a pan not knowing if they would puff up and spread out. They got raisins for eyes and on their belly.
Here they are out of the oven.
So cute…and so good.
I really liked these. I might omit the Allspice next time. The Carver and on of the afterschool girls didn’t like them as they were “too spicy”. I wonder if leaving the allspice out might help with that.
Notice I did say next time I make as I definitely will be making them again. I always shy away from roll out cookies thinking the are “so much work”. Really they weren’t much work at all. Give the recipe a try and let me know what you think.