Sep 17, 2008
"Does 'ten' sound about right?"
...is Dave's answer to, "How many cookies are in a serving?"
Mmmm... Ginger snaps.
Some of my Denver pals made a fine batch while I was visiting, so I snagged a copy of their recipe:
Missing, though, is one magic ingredient: "the help of a sweet little boy". I assure you it makes a big difference.
In Dave's San Francisco kitchen, I could find neither the sweet little boy nor the molasses, nor a full bin of sugar when I was making the dough, nor the attention to notice about salt. Thus the light and dark cookies were made with a few substitutes:
Light cookies: 3/4 to 1 replacement of brown sugar for molasses, no salt
Dark cookies: 1 to 1 replacement of honey for molasses, 1/2 and 1/2 white sugar and turbinado instead of all white, no salt.
And a couple more minutes cooking time on both.
In case you're wondering, both recipes turned out yummy. (I mean, they're cookies, for goodness' sake.)
Nota bene: I know that no one reading this blog needed all the detailed cooking notes, but it was a nice excuse to (a) talk about sweet little boys and (b) show how some people are pigs. Thank you for your patronage.
Still regret not being able to get together in Colorado. Sorry about that. We'll make it happen soon though. Blue skies, Doc.
Posted by: Doc | Sep 17, 2008 10:52:04 PM