So, definitely got lots done cooking/baking wise yesterday. Other then that I didn’t do too much. I spent an hour looking for rice wine vinegar in the nearest bigger town. Rented some movies. Watered grass.. thats about it.
This morning I’m trying out my pumpkin syrup for coffee. Its absolutely yummy! Reminds me of starbucks! All it is, is a simple syrup with nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and ginger in it! Boil everything for 10 mins and store it. Then I made my coffee this morning added some whipping cream and a splash of the pumpkin spice and presto! A pumpkin spice coffee!
I mean face it… its almost fall now right? The leaves are changing colors and starting to fall.. everybody is starting harvest. So why not go with the pumpkin spice thing and make ginger cookies? Ginger Cookies are my favorite fall/christmas cookie. I couldn’t find a recipe small enough though, because I only wanted like 30 cookies, so I came up with kinda my own recipe by joining two together. But isn’t that what baking is all about? Expirementing and what not?
So the recipe I came up with goes like this:
Ginger Sugar Cookies
2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cloves
3/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup molasses
Cream butter, sugar, egg and molasses together. Mix dry ingredients in a seperate bowl. Slowly mix together the dry ingredients with the wet until they are mixed well. Roll into balls and dip into sugar. Place on cookie sheet and bake for 8 minutes at 350F.
Thats it. They turned out super yummy.. and although I like mine burnt a bit around the edges these came out so soft and gooey I love them!
Today for lunch I’m going to try and master Kung Pow Chicken. Its one of Dan’s favorite meals… If I get the energy and motivation. Its supposed to be soooo nice today I may just have to sit in the sun with my book.