More cookies! Yay for way too many cookies!
At the very least, I may be sick of cookies by January. Unlikely.
But I can hope, because I’m certainly going to need to stop eating cookies in January!
But, when you only make certain cookies once a year, it really seems that it would be a complete shame not to enjoy them. Thankfully I have a large family so I can make truckloads of cookies, and then bring them all on Christmas Eve to get them out of my house! And I still get to enjoy all of my favourites!
These soft and chewy ginger cookies are definitely one of the favourites around here. Ginger cookies were never one that I had growing up. We generally made a gingerbread house, but never the soft and chewy ginger cookies that are so common around Christmas time. But after getting married, I got to add a bunch of new favourites to my holiday cookie lineup.
This recipe is an adaptation of my mother-in-law’s recipe for “ginger sparkles”. I only made a couple of changes, the main one being swapping out the shortening for butter. With that change, I needed to add some cream of tartar and a chilling period in order to keep the cookies thick and chewy.
We love these, so I think I will be making these every Christmas for a long while. Or at least until we have too many favourites for that to happen anymore!