January 24, 2015
Name of Cookie: Make-Again Gingersnaps
Occasion: Getting back into the swing of baking
Constituents: gingersnaps made with golden sugar and lyle's golden syrup
It is the presence of the golden sugar and the golden syrup that really make these gingersnaps stand apart. They give the cookies a bit of a caramel edge that highlights the butter. Then the ginger steps in warms up your mouth.
Ginger is great for digestion as well as an immune booster so hey--maybe these cookies are kinda healthy!
I stretched out the making of these cookies in order to fit my schedule (Eliot's schedule, really). Everything got measured and set aside during his afternoon nap and I mixed the batter in the evening after the young sir went to bed. The dough needs to rest in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes but it can sit for up to 24 hours. I took advantage of that and left the dough until the bugbear's morning nap the next day. Everything was finished and cleaned up before he woke, and there was only his mom and dad noshing on warm cookies to hint that anything interesting happened while he slept.
Mark loved the gingersnaps, and immediately poured himself a glass of milk as he said these were the perfect cookie for milk. He also invited me to make these anytime I wanted. Or, anytime he wanted. I told him that after this bake through is over we can put the gingersnaps into heavy rotation.