Sheared Bliss

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November 25, 2009, 8:00 am
Filed under: Baking, Food | Tags: , , ,

A little while ago, Bezzie posted this recipe for ginger cookies on her blog and it sparked a fierce craving for ginger cookies.  I decided to bake them this week, then hit a roadblock when I realized that I was short on some ingredients and totally missing others (not sure how I imagined I was going to bake ginger cookies without any molasses . . . ).  However, going with Bezzie’s admonition to “Just Bake It!” I decided to forge ahead.  The following is what resulted.  They’re not exactly ginger cookies, but they’re quite good!

Sugar and Spice Cookies

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 of a nutmeg, grated
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/4 cups white flour

Preheat oven to 350°.

Cream butter and sugars together.  Add egg and agave nectar and mix until well combined.  Add the baking powder, salt, and spices and mix until well combined.  Add the flours and mix until well combined.

Roll the dough into balls – about 1 to 1 1/2 inches in diameter.  Roll each ball in some granulated sugar.  Place a few inches apart on a parchment lined baking sheet.  Bake for 13 minutes.  Let cool a few minutes on the baking sheet before moving to a cooling rack.

Halloween may be the gateway holiday, but there’s too much other sugar involved in it for it to really be a baking holiday.  In my mind, Thanksgiving is the official start of the holiday baking season so these are my very first official holiday cookies of the year and the very first holiday baking in our new house.

It’s been an interesting and sometimes challenging year, but we have a lot to be thankful for.  A house we love (quirks and all), a good job for me and a growing business for CodeMonkey, and, most importantly, wonderful friends and family.  We’re on our way to spend the holiday weekend chez la famille CodeMoneky.  Happy Thanksgiving!


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They are very tasty, and moist too. Yum!

Comment by MommaCodeMonkey

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