Saturday, December 5, 2009
Ginger Lace Cookies
I'm feeling gifty. And cheap.
So I'm giving you my grandmother's recipe for Ginger Lace Cookies. If I can't fit in my clothes, nor should you.
Hazel's Ginger Lace Cookies
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar, plus more for rolling
2 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
Beat together the butter and sugar, add the egg and the molasses. In a separate* bowl, mix the dry ingredients. Add them to the butter mixture.
Roll dough into small balls (about a tablespoon, aka superball-sized) and roll balls in sugar. Do not press down.
Bake at 375 for 10 minutes.
I'm taking a batch of these to Studley's Winter Festival at school, where he will sing Jingle Bells with eight of his short compatriots. If you are wondering what Christmas is all about, I'm pretty sure ginger cookies and singing 4 year olds factor in heavily.
*I can't write the word "separate" without thinking of A Separate Peace, on which I wrote a brilliant book report in high school. I did not receive an A+++ because I spelled "separate" wrong 40 quajillion times. Stupid word.
I can spell it now because of The Offspring: "you gotta keep 'em sep-a-rated."
I should teach English.