- The cheerful mood.
- The spirit of generosity.
- The anticipation of delicious dinners with family and friends.
- The opportunity to share gifts with others.
- The lights, candles, and sparkles.
- The opportunity to reflect on all the blessings of the year.
And the number one thing: The Cookies!
I'm not ordinarily a very regular baker -- in part because I don't always have the time to dedicate to it, and in larger part because we don't really need sugary treats lying around at our house. (Which is also why, when I DO bake, the sugary treats almost always end up being taken to the office, where my colleagues can scarf them up!)
But, we make an exception during the holidays. And this is one of our very favorite cookies to make.
If you like the spiciness of a ginger snap combined with the chewiness of a classic molasses cookie, these old fashioned ginger cookies are for you. Redolent with cinnamon and plenty of ginger, they’ll remind you of cookies your grandmother made.
Best of all, the cookie dough is made with cold butter. So, there’s no waiting for it to soften. A generous roll in granulated sugar gives these cookies a crackling top that makes them a beautiful addition to any cookie plate... and the perfect companion to a nice, tall glass of milk.
Old Fashioned Spicy Chewy Ginger Cookies
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