Sunday, June 27, 2010

SMS: Gingersnaps


I love gingersnaps! I had the privilege of having one of the world's sweetest and kindest women for my grandmother. As a kid I loved visiting her house. It was one of those places where a kid could really be spoiled. She always had yummy treats at her house that my parents didn't keep regularly stocked around our house. One of the treats she frequently had at her house were gingersnaps. They weren't homemade but they were still yummy, especially dipped in milk. Since those days I have come to like these crisp little cookies even more because not only are they just plain good but I also have sweet memories of my lovely grandmother attached to them. This recipe is the first time I have ever made gingersnaps. I thought the recipe was great, although mine were slightly overcooked, so I probably need to lower the temperature in the oven or reduce the time. The only other thing I had a problem with was I only had half of the ginger I needed. I improvised and used a little more of the other spices but the flavor, while still yummy, wasn't quite right for gingersnaps. I definitely plan to make them again, this time with enough ginger. Check out the other amazing SMS bakers to see some really great looking cookies and for the recipe and some yummy looking variations on the recipe, head on over to our lovely host's blog, The Ginger Snap Girl.

12 comments:

  1. How special that the Gingersnaps remind you of your grandmother! I will post the sour cream raisin pie when I make it :)

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  2. What a nice post Tiffany. Food takes on a whole new meaning when you have such fond memories attached to it. :)

    Glad to hear your cookies tasted yummy! Thank you for baking along this week!

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  3. It is so nice that you have fond memories of these cookies! Whenever I have babka I think of my grandmother because for some reason she always seemed to have that in stock at her house. :) I'm sorry these were a little too crispy for you! Definitely try them again because they were fantastic. I took mine out after just 11 minutes so that they'd be nice and soft.

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  4. Love your story! The cookies need far less cooking time than the recipe calls for but I'm sure they were still great!

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  5. Can I tell you that I downed 10 ounces of milk with the Ginger Snaps I inhaled last night? They were addictive and milk was the perfect accompaniment.

    memories of food and smells can be so sweet and heart warming. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Reading your post is making me want to have cookies and milk! I reduced the baking time quite a bit and they turned out great.

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  7. Oh yum! Gingersnaps are one of my favorites!!

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  8. How great that this week's treat reminded you of your grandmother. I love food associations like that :) Glad you enjoyed the cookies even with the modifications!

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  9. Ooo ginger snaps dipped in milk sound fantastic! These look GOOD.

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  10. Gingersnaps and milk ... bring it on!

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