Friday, December 4, 2009
Frosted Ginger Cookies
It's that time of year again. A time of finals, term papers, and a shameful amount of procrastination undoubtedly aided by cookie making an blog writing. Perhaps more importantly, the cool winter weather and the promise of holidays are upon us which lend themselves to an inordinate amount of baking and eating, both of which I eagerly take part in.
Every year my mom, sister and I spend a day baking holiday cookies. These ginger cookies are among my favorites. I found them in Sunset magazine a few years ago and have been baking them each December since. The molasses and spices give them a homy, comforting flavor, one that belongs beside a fireplace with a good cup of hot cocoa, but their lemony glaze grants them a certain elegance you won't find in the average ginger snap. They're soft and chewy with a light crunch from their sugary shell.
As finals rapidly approach, I know I'll have less and less time to enjoy holiday the holiday season. But until then, you can find me in the kitchen.