Thursday 15 December 2016

Ginger Cookies and Snow Days

Today was the second snow day we had this week.  After two years of green Christmases, we are buried in the white stuff with ten days to go.

Monday's snow day was a good day for a Chocolate Upside Down Cake.  This afternoon we ended up snacking on fresh Pizza Buns.

There was hot chocolate, with egg nog and peppermint.  Our 14 year old's specialty.

But what a day like this really calls for is these perfectly soft and spiced ginger cookies.  Like gingersnaps without the snap.  They are my daughter-in-law's specialty, and they were made for snow days.

Soft Ginger Cookies

3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/4 cup molasses
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
Extra sugar to roll cookies in

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and molasses. Combine the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt.  Gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
Roll into 1-1/2-in. balls, then roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350°F until puffy and lightly browned, 10-12 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool. 
Makes 2-1/2 dozen.


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  1. I LOVE that first photo. Dogs in snow are too cute! #PhotoFriday

  2. What a winter wonderland! You've got more snow than we do, that's for sure. All we've had is the Polar Vortex, that's why. It's too cold to snow.

  3. What great snowy fun photos! I remember the excitement of snow coming and the fun we had while we shoveled.

  4. Oh they look good - I'm rather partial to a ginger biscuit, so please send some my way! Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo and linking with us this year, it's been lovely to get to know you more x

  5. We are buried under snow!! It just seems to keep coming. And it was absolutely freezing this week too. Today seems a bit better and I love the idea of hot cocoa and warm cookies, a fire and a holiday movie. But, if I had a dog, I'd be out in the snow too! ha.

  6. Hi Jenn,
    Your little dog is just adorable in the snow with the red collar. Our Max is headed to the groomer to get ready for Christmas. Your Ginger Cookies look wonderful and will be perfect for the holidays. Hope you have a very special week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. Wonderful shots!
    Thanks for linking up at

  8. Wow, you have lots of snow. We have some, but more cold than snow and freezing rain/ice. Your recipes sound delicious and the ways to warm up, perfect.

    visiting from image-in-ing and you can find me at Peabea Scribbles where I have Pictorial Tuesday link up and on Sunday a Sunday Scripture Blessings link up. Enjoyed finding your blog via image-in-ing....
    I may have to come back and copy off some recipes. Have a great Merry Christmas and holiday season however you celebrate. :)

  9. What a LOVELY LOVELY post of festive winter snow and a great looking recipe too! A VERY Happy New Year to you and yours! Karen xx

  10. Those cookies look so yummy! Love your photos, if I showed the Hubby he'd be very jealous - he wants snow like that over here! I think he must be mad! It's lovely seeing you link up to #pocolo again, thanks!


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