Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Making cookies

I decided that maybe I would try making labour cookies. Yes, laugh at me with the old wives tales, but I figured it won't hurt at all right?!???

Well, it did hurt. My bank account. There are a lot of spices in the recipe that we didn't have so I had to buy. And spices aren't cheap! You also can't just buy a few tbs of them so now I have new jars of spices. But anyways, back to the cookies. The whole point is they are spicy and the spiciness induces labour. Again, couldn't hurt. Especially since I have this cold. Figured it would at least clear out my sinuses.

So, here is the recipe I used.

Labor Inducing Gingersnap Cookie Recipe

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
8 tablespoons (or 1 stick) margarine
1/2 cup granulated sugar (will also need extra sugar to roll cookie dough in)
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/3 cup molasses
2 egg whites


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, salt and cayenne pepper in small mixing bowl.  Set dry ingredients aside.

Then blend margarine in large mixing bowl.  Stir in brown sugar and granulated sugar slowly.  Add the molasses, then the egg whites.  Finally, add the dry ingredients to your mix. 

Roll dough into ¾ inch balls.  Roll cookie balls in sugar to lightly coat each cookie.  Place balls on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.  Bake in oven for 8-10 minutes or until cookies are golden brown.

Found here -

I busted out my new kitchenaid mixer for the event.
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No, the bottle of wine in the background was not ingested at the same time. It's probably not any good since it's been opened and sitting on my counter for at least 4 months now... At least.

Got everything all mixed up.
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And..... It looked like poop. I laughed and felt rather odd knowing I was going to be eating these. Then, because I am truly my mother's daughter, I had to prove just how much it really did look like poop.
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(and I am so sad I didn't realize the picture was blurry until after I was done baking.) it's likely blurry because I was laughing while taking it.

Anyways, as you can see by the recipe above, it said to roll them into 3/4 of an inch balls. Here are my balls, I obviously don't know what 3/4 of an inch looks like. These are huge.
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And the final out of the oven product
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Not going to lie, they look pretty darn good!

They came out of the oven about 4:30. I let them cool and then we sat down to play a rousing game of candyland. I thought, oh, I'll have some cookies while playing. This is where I admit, I'm glad I made big balls (bahahaha) because I ended up with a lot of cookies and couldnt even imagine having twice as many. I put a few on my plate, then a few more. I told myself, self, you can totally do 12 cookies. So I went and sat down with my 12 cookies. Austin saw them and decided that he wanted a cookie. I said ok, he could try one all he wanted. He took a bite. I'm not sure how to convey the face. Disgust, fear and a little wtf mom was going on. I tried to hold in my laughter. Dave was nice enough to tell him he didn't have to eat any more of the cookie.

I start on my first cookie. I'm chewing away thinking, wow, these are pretty good, but I thought they were supposed to be spicy? Then I swallowed. THEN it hit me. Yup, there's the spice. (for the record I am a wimp at spices so it may not have been that bad to a normal person) but, one must soldier on. I finished that cookie like a pro. Started on my next. By the 3rd cookie I was slowing down and needed some water.

Needless to say? I did not make it to my 12 cookies. I got to 5. 5!!!! I just could not do any more.

When I first saw the recipe/idea for these it said to eat as many cookies as you can then go have a nap. So I went an laid down. I'll tell you what happened. Due to the spicy-ness I was coughing and could barely breathe and had to take my puffer. I laid in bed rather bored. Baby girl kicked the crap out of me from the inside for subjecting her to that. And I got heartburn. I got up around 7, had something to eat and relaxed on the couch. No idea what will happen tonight, but here is my plan.

Finish this post. Fill up my water bottle and maybe a second one, just in case. Grab some more cookies and turn them into a cookie sandwich stacking as many as I can on top of each other. Stuff them in before I want to throw up. take my puffer. Go to sleep. Hopefully by tomorrow morning I will be feeling something. Even if it's just the ability to breathe out my nose again.

If that doesn't work, well, at least it didn't hurt!

1 comment:

  1. 1. omg did you see that episode of Always Sunny where they have the dance contest and Dee is holding the laced brownie and says "it looks like a shitball" ? i don't know why but that just kills me and your cookie poop totally looks like a shitball! haha!
    2. good luck, i can't wait to see if it works! i actually have all those spices already so may be making these in a few weeks if i need them! although terrified of the heartburn, my constant companion these days anyway.
    3. but if you seriously wanna kick it in gear, evening primrose is where it's at.



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