Anyway, hearing this story has put tremendous pressure on me to continue to bake new and exciting things for her. Yup. I feel the need to be loved and respected as a baker by this 4 year old. After all, kids are so damn truthful. Or shall I say blunt. I've disappointed wee neighbour girl since this epic compliment, and well, it didn't feel so hot. I joke, I joke. Sort of.....
I haven't made ginger cookies in ages (since Christmas when she devoured my red and green sprinkle coated ones), so I thought it was time. Since becoming a new Volunteer Field Editor for Taste of Home Magazine, I am trying to make even more of their delicious recipes than I used to back when I was just a wannabe Field Editor. So out came this recipe. Big Soft Ginger Cookies. They didn't disappoint. Here's the recipe, reproduced from the website.
Here's my photo
Note that I flattened these with a fork, just before baking. The recipe doesn't state to do so, but I like a flatter, chewier cookie. They bake up a little higher and likely more true to the "big soft" cookie description per the original recipe if you don't flatten.
The 4 year old's review: A little too salty. Yeah, all that salt?? on the outside. She didn't care for the sugardust her cookie was leaving behind on her fingers. Fair enough.
Silly girl. That's my favorite part.