Monday, December 15, 2008

Ginger Cookies


At 3:30 on Saturday, I was fine. At 3:31 I came down with a horrendous cold. It really did happen that fast. Bill and Kay have been battling colds since September but I've somehow managed to avoid catching them - until now. I knew it was too good to last!


Kay is at school right now but I really wanted to record what she did last night. As I was dieing on the couch, she asked me if ginger was good for colds. I think I said yes.


An hour later, she had made these cookies AND cleaned up the kitchen! These cookies are the delicious result of teaching her to follow a recipe!!!

She used the recipe in Vegan with a Vengeance (have I mentioned how fantastic every single dessert is in this book?) but she rolled them in cinnamon sugar instead of demerrara sugar. I can tell they are very good even with my cold-ravaged taste buds.

Ginger Cookies


2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1/2 cup canola oil

1/4 cup molasses

1/4 cup soy milk

1 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

cinnamon sugar for rolling


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift together the flour, baking soda, and spices. In a separate large bowl, mix together the oil, molasses, soy milk, sugar and vanilla. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet and combine well. Roll into 1 inch balls, flatten into a 1 1/2 inch diameter disk, press the cookie tops into the cinnamon sugar and place 1 inch apart, sugar side up, on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake 10 -12 minutes. Let cool slightly and transfer to a cooling rack.


The recipe says it makes 24 cookies but Kay got 55 out of this recipe.

8 comments:

Veggie said...

Oh, these look yummy! I think I'll try these out for Christmas this year.

Champsleeve said...

I've really been enjoying them and my cold is getting better so the ginger must be working!

-Dana

Mickle in NZ said...

Well done Kay, they look crisp and very scrummy.

Dana - good you're feeling better, Kay came up with a brilliant rememdy

Champsleeve said...

I am feeling better but just to make sure, I brought a handful of cookies to work with me today!!

She sure is strange! said...

They do look tasty!! I'm in a baking mood so I'll be sure and try them this weekend!!!

Molly, who is not a chocolate chip cookie lover(gimme a snickerdoodle)

Champsleeve said...

Molly,

My husband's favorite is snickerdoodles too. Personally, I say you are both crazy!

Dana

She sure is strange! said...

I made these tonight(Christmas Eve) and they are scrumptious!!! I'm wondering if I could cut back a bit on the sugar and oil though, they were way sweet and a tad greasy. I'll experiment next time around and see what happens. They are definitely worth making again!

Merry Christmas!

Molly

Champsleeve said...

Molly,

I almost always cut the sugar in half. This is the recipe straight from the book so I'm sure you could easily cut it back. I don't know about the greasy part though. Ours turned out very crispy almost like they needed extra moisture!

-Dana