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Growing up I use to love Ginger Snap Cookies dipped in milk. Just the kind that I
purposely accidentally dropped in the milk and had to fish out with a spoon. We never had them in our kitchen pantry but grama did, and I would make a beeline for them when ever I would visit.
These cookies are not hard and crispy like the Nabisco brand but the flavor is there and they hold up beautifully to a dousing in milk! Having a raw cookie dough that you can roll out, and since ginger snap cookies do come in all shapes, sizes, and textures, you can play around with cookie cutters and have a lot of fun.
To decorate mine this time around, I used chocolate in a piping bag that was fitted with a very tiny tip. This gave me pretty good control to decorate the cookies. I just needed a steady hand.
Before I let you go, I wanted to explain the texture of this cookie. I don’t know about you but when I follow recipes, there must be photos and a good description of the outcome. This comforts me in seeing and knowing that I am on the right track.
So, these cookies are firm but not crunchy. They have a chew to them. They hold their shape and as I shared earlier they are perfect for dunking! And the warming flavors of Autumn spices are ever-present, a perfect ginger cookie.
These cookies are perfect for creating special traditions that can be shared with your loved ones. Not only can you relax in knowing that you are making healthier choices to satisfy your sweet-tooth, you can pass times like these onto your children, grand-children or other loved ones. Some of my favorite memories in life were created in a kitchen. So keep the following things in mind..
It is way more enjoyable to have some helpers in the kitchen. Let little ones work beside you. Pull a step stool up to the counter and get them involved. With raw food, you don’t have to worry about them getting burned, just keep sharp objects out of their reach. Teach them about measuring spoons and cups. You can measure out the ingredients, but let them do the pouring.
Talk about each ingredient that is being used and what role it has in the recipe. Isn’t it a comforting feeling to know that not only can they pronounce the ingredients used, so can you! haha What happens if they spill some coconut oil? No worries, have them swipe it off the countertop with the palm of their hand and show them how to rub it into their skin to use a moisturizer! Taste test the ingredients by themselves and also along the way while building the recipe. The beauty with raw foods like this, is that you can eat the dough “raw”! Have fun!
Optional ~ Decorating with Chocolate:
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