Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Giant Ginger Cookies
Ginger is a wonderful spice. It's probably not what I'd love to eat when I was younger - but like I've said, the weirdest things happen to your tastebuds when you grow up. Things I didn't fancy much when I was younger start tasting a lot better now! Like ginger.
I love ginger, especially ginger tea! I would always order 'teh halia' (malay for ginger tea) when I happen to be at the coffeeshop but I always prefer the authentic ones made by Indians. That's when you know they use actual ginger infused tea, and not just instant made ones.
Of course, since I like ginger, I have to like ginger cookies... and you know what? I've always wanted to make them but never got down to it. I think it's because it's so hard to find molasses here. But anyways I found them at Tierney's Gourmet at Serene Centre and I was delighted of course.
And so, I made my first ginger cookies. The receipe was from Simply Recipes; I read Elise's post about the giant ginger cookies her friend's daughter made and was sold. I made some myself over the weekend and loved the outcome.
Do remember to include the baking soda though! I forgot to include that at first, but added some to the dough last minute. Also, the recipe did call for a coating of sugar on the dough before baking - but personally, I prefer it without. I tried both results and decided I could do with less sugar because it can overpower the ginger too much.
I liked the taste of the cookies alot. The spices were good. Of course! With cinnamon and cloves, it is bound to taste good... esp when there's ginger too. Now I feel like baking more ginger cookies... in the shape of gingerbread men! Oh wait, then that would be gingerbread wouldn't it? haha... okay I might bake them soon... when i have the time!