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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.

03:00 AM in Food, Recipes | Permalink


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