Ginger Snaps and the Christmas is near...

Philippines
December 10, 2011 8:25pm CST
So finally I made up my mind to try the gingersnap that I anxiously and hesitantly been making... I was quite anxious of trying the cookies because it was new for me to use ginger in a cookie and interested on how it taste.I was hesitant that it might not taste good.The recipe is from Kyra Effren, while I was reading the recipe I knew right away that i have to make it.The cookies consist of three types of ginger; fresh, crystallized, and ground I made the crystallized ginger my self they are actually easy to make. So after the cookies where done i let them cool.When they are cool already i went to take a bit on one the first thing I tasted was the crispy buttery goodness with enough sweetness, suddenly this mellow gingery hint came to my senses enveloping my mouth with a mild spiciness.I almost cried I remembered by deceased grandmother who likes to drink "salabat" a native ginger tea drink she use to drink every morning.My dad and mom like it they said its something different and they can tolerate the sweetness, they also drink it with coffee because they like the gingery after taste. The taste of the cookies remind me that Christmas is near and i need to think up of desserts i need to make this holiday.I was thinking of old fashion carrot cake with walnuts and raisin with a cream cheese frosting and pineapple upside down cake or chocolate ganache cake... still cant decide. have a happy holidays to everyone =)
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@MaryLynn321 (2680)
• United States
11 Dec 11
Happy Holidays to you and yours as well. Your ginger cookies sound wonderful. The desserts you are planning to make for the holidays sound delicious. Your visitors and family will be very lucky to have such wonderful goodies for the holidays. I love making goodies that bring back memories of growing up.
• Philippines
11 Dec 11
thank you Mary i bet you will be making wonderful food and treat this christmas as well.Yes food can remind us of the past for some reason. I just really forgot to post the picture along with the discussion... i wonder can i post a picture using the comments?
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• United States
11 Dec 11
I am not sure if you can post a picture using the comment area, all you can do is give it a try. I won't be making anything regarding goodies, with the economy the way it is, we just can't afford it. I do have a turkey and the trimming we got from the food pantry for our Thanksgiving meal, which we didn't make yet. So that will probably made along with some apple pie and a few other food items we have. Have a nice evening.
• Philippines
11 Dec 11
i understand with the economy today everything is expensive I have savings though i can use a little from it =). I havent made apple pie yet Im sure it taste good
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@celticeagle (115499)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Dec 11
Gingersnap cookies have a bite to them. I love them! Last year we had Christmas at my granddaughter's house. She had started a ginerbread house. We would all take turns setting down and working on it alittle. Putting up candy canes and round candies for wheels on the wagon outside. Cinnamon bits for door knobs and such. It really was fun to work on it.
• Philippines
17 Dec 11
That sounds really wonderfula =)
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@celticeagle (115499)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Dec 11
It really was.
@lilaclady (28270)
• Australia
11 Dec 11
Oh I love ginger, and it is so good for you, I had a bit of a discussion with my doctor about ginger, I told her how good it was for you, and she was trying to get my blood preesure down prior to this discussion, she sais what I was saying was rubbish, well I had been baking a cake and putting ginger powdwe and ginger ccrystallized ginger in it as well, when she took my blood pressure she was shocked at how much my blood pressure had gone down, I originally started using ginger because I heard someone on TV say if you have ginger in your system it is impossible to have a stroke, maybe ginger is a good thing and as it tastes so nice it is worth a try.
• Philippines
11 Dec 11
sadly i forgot to put the picture of the cookies but I posted it in the baking interest. That is a good news lilac, ginger has a good effect in our body then its really wise to use them in ways that we can easily eat them.They are kinda hot and spicy when eaten raw.
• Philippines
12 Dec 11
http://www.mylot.com/w/image/2536199.aspx
@jillhill (37399)
• United States
12 Dec 11
I love ginger snaps. My mother used to make them but like you I haven't for many years. I also love carrot cakes....but no one else in my family appreciates it like I do.....we'll have a custard pie though for my son....and cheesecake for the rest of us!
• Philippines
12 Dec 11
I love carrot cake with a lot of walnuts,raisins,pecans(its hilariously expensive the pecans here) jill especially the one with cream cheese on top I always put to my mind that i need to save up some money to buy those a little bit expensive ingredients to add my baked goods for my family to enjoy =). If they don't like it kick them out of your house X3 joke!
• United States
12 Dec 11
Those are really good actually. My grandmother does all of the baking for Christmas.
• Philippines
12 Dec 11
Thanks rogue, i bet your grandmother makes good cake for christmas =)
• Philippines
11 Dec 11
I like ginger in my soup it gives a good warmth in my palate, but i never thought of it in a cookie that sound interesting and delicious.Goodluck in your christmas preparations.I love cakes!
• Philippines
12 Dec 11
Thank you i also like ginger in some soups and tea.