Ginger-y, Spice-y Cook-ies

I have my husband to thank for the following recipe.
He cooked, I took pictures, and ate my way to a belly full of
cookies. It was glorious. Enjoy! Ginger and Spice
Cookies
(adapted from allrecipes.com; J. Storm’s
recipe) The Stuff You’ll Need: large bowl,
whisk, wooden spoon, cookie sheets, small bowls for sugar-rolling,
hands of some sort (preferably with an opposable thumb or similar),
electric mixer, a small-ish cup (the better to flatten the cookies
with, my dear) The Grub You’ll Need: 1/2c
white sugar, 3/4c butter (soft), 1 egg white, 2 TBSP dark corn
syrup (or treacle…whatever that is), 3 TBSP minced crystalized
ginger (this stuff is very pretty…and good for nibbling if you
know someone with an upset stomach), 2c all-purpose flour, 1 tsp
baking soda, 1 1/2tsp ground cinnamon, 1 tsp ground cloves, 1 tsp
ground ginger also: 1/3c each confectioner’s sugar and granulated
sugar, in separate bowls. You’ll roll the cookies in this.
It’s fabulous and I promise not to tell your dentist.
What You’ll Do: (which is not to be confused
with what I did, which contributed nothing to the recipe, but was
equally annoying and child-like) PREHEAT your oven to 350F 1)cream together
the butter and 1/2c white sugar. When pale and fluffy, add
the egg white and corn syrup. With mixer going, add the
minced ginger crystals. Mixture should be fluffy. 2)in large
bowl, sift together the dry ingredients: flour, cinnamon, baking
soda, ground cloves, ground ginger. 3)combine the egg
mixture and flour mixture. This will get very stiff, so
you’ll have to finish the dough by hand. …squishy=fun!
4)make 1 inch dough balls and dredge them through the granulated
sugar. Place them about an inch or two apart on your cookie
sheet. Use the bottom of your small cup to mash the balls
flat. You may want to dip the cup in granulated sugar to help
with the stickiness. Bake each batch for 12-14 minutes.
5)after
the cookies have baked and cooled enough to not induce injury,
dredge them again through the confectioner’s sugar and set aside.
…or try to, as best you can with people hovering about and
waiting to snatch them as soon as you turn your back…

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