It’s time for my 2nd Secret Recipe Club post! The first time around was awesome- I had a blast checking out the other members’ posts and seeing what “my” blogger had chosen to make from my blog. What a fun idea- seriously, Amanda is a genius.
This month, I was given 365 Days of Baking. Lynne bakes every day and is very on top of posting her creations every single day- a dedication I admire and envy And, I love her rolling pin rating scale. It was super helpful in my decision on what I wanted to try. However, with SO many recipes she’s tried, it took me quite a while to decide! Although we scarfed it down before a photo op was possible, I first made the chicken tortilla bake and it was fab. Try it if you need a delicious and simple Mexican dinner! I’m also itching to try Lynne’s chocolate chip oreo cookies.
Now, onto the cookies. I finally went with the ginger chewies. The only time I seem to make ginger anything is around Christmas, and these will definitely be on my regular holiday cookie rotation. Aren’t they pretty? Such a gorgeous crackle on top. No chilling needed. Easy peasy. Oh yeah, and they’re delicious, perfectly chewy and flavored just right. My biggest hangup with ginger treats are how strongly they can be spiced up- not my thing. These are extra subtle with a hint of the spices shining through. If you happen to be a major ginger fan, however, just up the ginger to 1 1/2 or 2 teaspoons. The only change I made was lowering the baking time aby a few minutes. Definitely worthy of 4 rolling pins!
2 1/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, room temperature
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup granulated sugar
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and cloves; set aside.