There’s nothing better than finding a great recipe. Whether or not said recipe was created by me matters not. What does matter is that this is the PERFECT soft ginger cookie. With a crackly sugared top and a strong, spicy flavor, this is one for the recipe box (or Pinterest board, etc.) I made 4 batches to give as gifts this season and will definitely be adding them to my holiday repertoire. Thanks, Ina Garten!
I like it so much, I’ll send you to another site to get it!
Get the recipe: Barefoot Contessa’s Ultimate Ginger Cookie
*Note: I did halve the amount of candied ginger when I made these. 1 1/4 cup seemed like too much and took way too long to chop! (By the way, use kitchen scissors to chop sticky things like ginger and dried fruit instead of a knife.)
Remember “Magic Shell” ice cream topping? That super-sweet chocolate coating that magically hardened into a crisp “shell” the second it hit the ice cream was a favorite when I was growing up. Turns out, it’s super easy to make yourself. Continue reading
Happy Valentine’s Day! I made these cupcakes for my son’s preschool class last year. The raspberry cake recipe is from Martha Stewart. The frosting is an easy ganache one like this, but made with cocoa powder instead of chopped chocolate (I’m not about to buy a pound of premium chocolate to make frosting for a bunch of 2 year olds!). I remember referencing a few different recipes to make it, but now can’t find any of them online. Maybe it was from the back of the cocoa canister? Let me know if you find one!