Saturday, August 20, 2011

Birthday Cookies

I made some ginger snaps for my friend's birthday. This is notable because I added special chocolate chunks and ended up with something explosive. MOUTH explosive. Talking taste buds committing suicide because nothing else will be as good ever again.

Not to like, oversell.

Take the Ginger People recipe for ginger snaps.

They look like this:

2 cups + 2 Tbsp flour

1/2 tsp ground cloves

2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp ground ginger [I find I don't need this on top of ALL the other ginger, but to each his own ginger overload.]

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp salt

3/4 cup butter, softened

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup dark molasses

1 egg

3.5 ounces Crystallized Ginger, chopped coarsely

1/4 cup turbinado sugar or other coarse sugar for rolling dough

Instructions: Preheat oven to 375°F. Sift dry ingredients together. Set aside. Combine softened butter, sugar, molasses and egg. Using a mixing, beat well. Stir in crystallized ginger. Sift dry ingredients together. Add dry ingredients to wet mixture. Mix well. Form 1-inch balls. Roll in course sugar. Place on greased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart. Bake 8-10 minutes. Makes 3 dozen cookies.

And then, before baking, add the secret ingredient.

Pull out of the oven and triple take at how much ooey gooey shit is seeping out of your cookies. The good kind of shit.

(Images from the links)

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