The aroma and flavour is addictive and the cut-out cookies stand on their own merit.
Work and no play will not make for a very desirable baker heading for...
the holiday craziness ahead. I can visualize you agreeing. Yes?
Well, here's my way of warming up to the idea of cute cookie cut-outs...
without necessarily feeling like I needed to fuss about decorating them.
Every year, I slowly take an initial pace towards planting seeds from...
decisions I contemplate on which new cookie I'm going to make.
Not only do I scribble my ideas into a now overflowing recipes binder...
I am overwhelmed by all the references I've made about other peoples' recipes.
Problem is, as most of you who have been following me know...
I just can't seem to completely stick to the recipe at hand.
For this particular recipe, I tried to respect the nature of the treat originally found in:
Taste of Home's Holiday and Celebrations Cookbook 2005: Butterscotch Gingerbread Cookies
I, however, immediately made a few adjustments due to a few experimental concerns.
The priority for trying this recipe remained the same from when I opened the book.
Butterscotch, ginger and cinnamon spice...I was hooked.
I thought of sharing some nocturnal Montreal Holiday spirit with you.
Lively Old Montreal in its glorious, colourful splendour.
yields about 24 cookies
(depends on forms used)
. 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
. 1/2 cup grapeseed oil
. 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
. 1/4 cup granulated sugar
. 3 xLarge eggs, room temp.
. 3 cups all-purpose flour
. 1 pkg. [(175g) box] butterscotch pudding mix
(cook-and pie filling mix only)
. 3 tsps. ground ginger powder
. 1 tsp. baking powder
. 1-1/2 tsps. ground cinnamon
. 1/8 tsp. sea salt
Please take note on how I bake and cook...
. OVENS are unfortunately not created equal. Mine is so old that it has reached many degrees off it's norm. It's really worth investing a few dollars to test yours with an appropriate oven thermometer. You'd be surprised how many ovens I've heard about not being where they should have been. Before you lose any more ingredients and much time preparing a new recipe...run to the store...you'll thank me later.