Can you believe how fast this year went by?! When I joined the Avid Bakers Challenge in January the end seemed far of, but this month will be the last time we bake as a group from "The weekend Baker" by Abigail Dodge. I joined because I had the book on the shelve for some time, but had hardly baked from it. For some reason it just didn't appeal to me. And I'm glad I've start baking from it, baking things I normally wouldn't pick myself and getting used to the book at the same time. There are lovely recipes in the book and I sure will keep baking from it now!
This month ("Cookie season") there are Ginger Crackles to be baked. I already baked them last month, because I needed part of them for my pumpkin tart base. I used golden syrup instead of the light molasses, and baked them longer than in the recipe, but didn't have to change anything else. The dough was easy to make, the cookies easy to shape and came out just right. I got 48 cookies out of the dough (instead of 3 dozen) and they really are delicious. Crispy outside and ever so slightly chewy when you come to the core of the cookie.
Our boy was horrified when he saw me taking even more cookies out of the jar to make the base for the pumpkin tart (which he couldn't eat because of the cream cheese), he just loved these cookies very much and kept asking if I could make them again. So a winner!