Nose, nose, jolly red nose, Who gave thee this jolly red nose? Nutmegs and ginger, cinnamon and cloves, And they gave me this jolly red nose.
I was invited to a holiday cookie exchange. I waded thru the hundreds of recipes I have and chose this one. Yes, another one I have been saving for years. I copied it from Bon Appetite when I was working at Touro Infirmary, in New Orleans. I have not been back in over 15 years. I do not know the condition of this hospital - in the Garden District. :( NOLA is one of my most favorite cities...........................reminiscing
This is thin, crisp cookie that packs some heat. HEAT MISER ... HEAT!
Perfect for the cold holidays. COLD MISER...COLD
If you have never seen these two characters they are from my favorite Christmas special, "The Year Without a Santa Claus"
1/2 powdered sugar
Crystallized Ginger Spice Cookies
Bon Appetite- Dec 1992
Makes about 35 cookies
1 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup ( 1 and 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
3 Tablespoons finely chopped crystallized ginger
1 large egg white
2 tablespoons dark corn syrup
1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cloves
Pre -Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease or PAM spray large cookie sheet.
Dry ingredients-Sift flour, baking soda, salt in a medium bowl.( reserve)
Cream unsalted butter and sugar, and crystallized ginger, until light and fluffy with hand or mixer.
To butter/sugars ADD corn syrup, egg white, and ground ginger, cinnamon , cloves- mix until blended.
Add dry ingredients to and beat until clumps form. Dough should be smooth. Do not over beat.
Use a level teaspoon to scoop dough. Shape into balls. Roll into white granulated sugar. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Dip bottom of glass into white sugar and press cookies flat.- @ 1 to 2 inches. Repeat until all dough is used. Bake until slightly browned. Cool . Decorate.
no red nose, but a red plate
HO HO HO !