“Fed Up with Frenzy” Book Giveaway & Three Ginger Cookie Recipe

Not only are we excited to bring you this super yummy triple ginger cookie recipe from our friend Suz Lipman, we’re also excited to have a copy of her new book “Fed Up with Frenzy: Slow Parenting in a Fast Moving World” to giveaway to one of you. You may know Suz from her blog, “Slow Family“, where she shares ideas and inspiration about unplugging, slowing down and reconnecting in today’s hectic world. She’s all about taking time to enjoy life’s simple pleasures and her book contains a great collection of games, activities, projects and recipes for the whole family. Whether you’ve got  a half hour or all day, there are ideas to keep you having fun the whole year through. Personally I can’t wait to have a mega, bubble-making blow out, cook up some “hobo popcorn” over an campfire…. and make these cookies!
 
While ginger is reputed to aid multiple ailments, from migraines to motion sickness, we often cook with it because of its exotic and zesty flavor. There’s just nothing quite like it. And when we are seeking a ginger cookie, we like to turn to this Three-Ginger Cookie from the Silver Palate Good Times Cookbook, by Julee Rosso and Sheila Lukins. It marries wonderful ginger, in various forms including crystallized and fresh, with tasty molasses. It makes a great dessert or an easily packaged potluck contribution or hostess gift. And did I mention how yummy and gingery it tastes?

Three-Ginger Cookies

  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped crystallized ginger

(Note: For a very tasty but slightly less gingery cookie, we omit the fresh ginger and use 1/4 cup of crystallized ginger.)

  1. Cream the butter and brown sugar in a large mixer bowl. Beat in the molasses and then the egg.
  2. Sift the flour, ground ginger, baking soda and salt together. Stir into the butter mixture with a wooden spoon until blended. Add the fresh and crystallized gingers and stir until well mixed.
  3. Refrigerate the dough, covered, at least 2 hours or overnight.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease cookie sheets.
  5. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and place about 2 inches apart on the cookie sheets. Bake until browned, about 10 minutes.
  6. Remove cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

Yield: 3 1/2 to 4 dozen cookies.

Seeking a savory ginger dish for an easy weeknight meal? Our go-to is Stir-Fried Ginger Chicken in Lettuce Cups.
(Photos by Susan Sachs Lipman)

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The GIVEAWAY: – “Fed Up With Frenzy: Slow Parenting in a fast Moving World” by Susan Sachs Lipman.   To enterleave a comment at the end of this post tellling us about your family’s favorite ways to slow down and reconnect. Be sure to include your email address in the space provided on the comment form  (it’ll be visible only to us) so we can contact you if you win. The giveaway will be open until 12:00 midnight PST Monday, October 15th, 2012.  We’ll select a lucky winner using random.org and announce the winner here on the blog.

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A Little Something for Families with Picky Eaters

This short piece by Emily Franklin, author of “Too Many Cooks: 4 Kids, 1 Mom and 102 New Recipes” which aired on NPR’s The Splendid Table really, really made me smile. If you happen to dine with a picky eater on a regular basis you will certainly recognize the “5 stages of grief” her son goes through when presented with peas at dinner. Click here to give it a listen (and her recipe for The Best Split Pea Soup Ever).