It’s almost Christmas, and I leave tomorrow to fly out to Minneapolis for Raw and the Slammy’s (Special thanks in advance to Meghan Fabulous for my fancy dress!!) and I don’t get back home until Wednesday morning, family is flying here for Christmas, and Christmas Eve is on Thursday which means I gotta get my baking/ cooking the eff on!! (insert light panic sweating commencing) The good news is that I love to zone out in the kitchen and bake/ accidentally ingest approx. 1 million unnecessary calories. Hooray!!
So let me just say that my Nanny was the absolute best Nanny in the whole world. ‘Magic’ I would even say. She always looked amazing. Hair always done, outfit on point, and the prettiest skin you’ve ever seen. The best thing I got from her was quick wit and sharp tongue! Nanny was the sweetest, but if you messed with her or anyone in her brood – sayonara sucker. She would cut your ass down! When I was younger I would decipher between my paternal and maternal grandparents by calling Nanny and Grampy ‘Magic Nanny and Grampy” – simply because they would hide salt and pepper shakers behind their back and it blew my little baby brain outta the water! Sadly this is my family’s first christmas without her. To say that there’s a massive void is an understatement. So to try my best at doing justice to one of Nanny’s cookie recipes I present to you the Ginger Sparkle cookie!!
What you’ll need:
3/4 cup unsalted butter
2 cups Flour
1 tbsp ginger
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup dark molasses
What you’ll do:
Cream together the butter, sugar, eggs and molasses. In a separate bold mix together all of the dry ingredients.
Then slowly start to add the dry ingredients to the wet, but in 2 separate parts. Add about half of the dry mixture into the wet, once mixed, add in the rest of the dry ingredients.
If the mixture feels too wet, then add about a 1/2 cup more flour to thicken it. Then roll the dough into small balls in your hands, and roll in sugar to place on your cookie sheet – with parchment paper.
I pretty much want to just eat cookie dough always. I also don’t believe in salmonella. It’s for the weak minded. Also my stomach is like a cast iron skillet.
Alright bake those babies at 350 for 10-12 minutes. I took mine out at 11. Then let em cool on a tray, and then proceed to eat them all in one sitting while watching Garfield’s Christmas.
they flatten out more once they’re cooled.
Whoa, my first food post!! COOOOooooOOOOOoooooOllllLLL!!!! I’ll be baking more today so I’ll post em later. No need to bombard you right off the bat.
Hope I did Nanny’s cookies justice!