There is no denying that today is both looks and feels like autumn outside. The trees are turning color amid the background of a brilliant bright blue sky and the air is a bit nippy. So while Jackie is at the farm bush hogging for the last time of the year, I seized the opportunity to make one of our favorite fall cookies....ginger snaps!
My first recollection of ginger snaps was many years ago when my sister came home from the hospital after being diagnosed with diabetes. As you can imagine she was sent home with a very specific diet to follow which included foods she was allowed to eat. One of the desert items she was allowed was ginger snap cookies, which we had not before been familiar with. The first time mom brought them home from the grocery we were all allowed to sample them and before she knew it the entire box was gone. I have loved them ever since.
Last Christmas I came across a recipe for homemade ginger snaps in a magazine. I read it and they seemed quite simple to make. The only ingredient I lacked was molasses which I don't keep on hand because quite frankly I find the taste offensive, (well obviously not in cookies). I ran down to the Amish grocery to pick up a jar of the missing ingredient and came home and whipped up a batch. Oh my, the smell of them baking in the oven is enough to make your mouth water. I watched thru the window of the over as they spread out on the pan and when they were acceptably cracked on top I removed them from the oven.
Let's just say that if you are a fan of ginger snaps you will love these. They take ginger snap cookies way over the top. The only thing that would make them any better would be to pair them with a cup of my mock eggnog. I have never been a fan of real eggnog but I love the soy milk version however you can't find it in any of the stores near us. So frustrated I searched the web and found a homemade version of cup at a time eggnog. It's easy and oh so delicious. You can find the recipes for both of these treats on the Recipe page of this blog.
Until we meet here again, I pray God bless you and keep your loved ones safe.