Yesterday was rainy and cold, so it was the perfect day to start my Christmas cookie making.
I made three kinds and will make another three before the week is out.
This is a new one for me and considering it's the second time I had to make this recipe this month, tells you that I can't keep it in the house very long!
It's a BROWN SUGAR GINGER CRISP.
This cookie is perrrrrrrfect with a cup of tea. It's thin, crispy, buttery with just a hint of ginger.
Very nice and delicate.
I think the girls in my cookie swap will be very happy.
I thought I'd share the recipe:
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 large egg yolk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup finely chopped crystallized ginger (3 oz)
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Beat together butter and brown sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer at moderate speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in yolk, vanilla, and gingers. Add flour mixture and mix at low speed until just combined.
Drop heaping teaspoons of dough about 3 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets and bake in batches in middle of oven until golden, 13 to 15 minutes. Cool cookies on sheets on racks 5 minutes, then transfer with a metal spatula to racks to cool completely.
Cooks' note: · Cookies keep in an airtight container at room temperature 3 weeks.
And some things of note in case you are interested...
Amazon has dropped the price of SUNNY DAYS FOR SAM to 99 cents. I don't know why and I don't know for how long.
But there it is.
Grab it while it's CHEAP. LOL
Also, I'm at the lovely Kate Evangelista's blog today. She has been doing a 24 Days of Christmas Blog giveaway with various authors this month and now it's my turn. I will (naturally) be giving away a copy of my new release KISSING KENDALL.
Also, the winner of KISSING KENDALL from Julie Jarnagin's blog is Jessica Nelson!
And, the winner of KISSING KENDALL from Rula Sinara's blog (A Writer's Rush) is Kathleen Bosman!
What's YOUR favorite Christmas cookie?