This was tough. I’ll admit. Even though I came up with this subject idea.
Growing up we didn’t celebrate Christmas, but rather winter. Lots of baking, lots of time with friends and family, lots of snowy days, lots of food.
Since I’ve moved away and got married, the holidays have a different feel to them. My husband is self employed, and between slow times with work, and ranching, he’s often home for a week at a time. So to me, that’s like a holiday! But then we aren’t relaxing much…especially in the winter. He’s home a fair bit to help feed the cows, and during calving, so you can bet we work til noon, have a nap, and then go out until dark.
PS. Holidays simply don’t exist when you own cows.
Anyways. Once we do get snow, and its winter, I get kicked into baking mode, and want to make all the good food. My husband however, isn’t a huge sweets fan. Unless it’s chocolate chip cookies. (SO boring right?!).
For me, winter baking means a batch of gingersnaps and usually some butter tarts.
Today i’m sharing ‘the best ever gingersnap recipe’. My sister actually had posted about these a while ago, and I have the same feelings about this recipe as she does! Read it here HOWEVER. I went to her blog post, to simply copy and paste the recipe because I’m all cozy and lazy, only to discover IT’S NOT THE SAME RECIPE!
Which is surprising actually since I’m sure we have the same recipes as our mom got/gets many many “gingersnap recipe please” “holiday chicken recipe please” texts. Regardless, here’s MY recipe which is Actually the best ok!
- 1 1/2c butter
- 2c sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2/3c molasses
- 4c flour
- 1TBSP ginger
- 4tsp baking soda
- 2tsp baking soda
- 1tsp salt
- Mix together.
- Form dough into little balls.
- Roll in sugar
- Place on cookie sheet
- Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes