Oh, Pinterest Recipes. I have yet to be steered wrong by a recipe I’ve found on Pinterest.
What is it this time, you may ask?
Chocolate chip cookie cupcake.
I just couldn’t resist taking a bite out of this lovely thing while it was hot.
I found the truly wonderful recipe here. It was a great idea, but as I read it, all I could think was… “does it have to take so long?”
It didn’t. Once I mixed everything together, (with mini chocolate chips in the place of normal ones) the dough was so thick, I didn’t think it needed to chill. I patted the dough down into greased muffin tins, and baked the whole batch (8-10 cupcakes) for 15-20 minutes. Don’t let it cool. You’ll miss out.
From first glance to first bite, all in under an hour! Time to kick back and enjoy the delicious “fruits” of my labors. 😀
They have ginger, molasses, wheat, and eggs! Surely these are healthy.
I have a problem. I mean it. These cookies are invading my thoughts on a regular basis.
I have a recipe. And I know how to use it. But the problem was this: I grew up with another kind of gingersnap, which I love even more. Oatmeal gingersnaps! In fact, I never had a plain gingersnap until I had grown up, married, and moved out of the state.
I was nearly into my third trimester, bemoaning the first of many evenings with swollen feet as I went through the steps, finally taking the perfect product from the oven.
I loved them. My husband loved them. The baby kicked like she was ready to swim the English Channel. They were a hit! But I couldn’t quite drown out the voice in my head that insisted on gingersnaps with OATS!
Fast forward a few months.
Eve is nearly six months old, and teething. My husband and I are constantly nursing matching headaches, these days, because of how very verbal she is. She screeches, babbles, yells, etc– constantly. Sometimes it’s nice, hearing her “bblaa da da da” away as she chews on her toys, but her screeches are serious business. Earsplitting.
We do what we can for her, but she still leaves our heads achey.
But wait! Ginger is a natural painkiller!!
Cue baking montage. This time, my brain nags, use oats!!!
So I do. Double the ginger, for the natural ache-soothing, raw sugar on the outsides, and Done!
Here’s the recipe:
Extra-Strength Oatmeal Gingersnaps:
3/4 cup shortening
1 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses (next time, I’m going to try blackstrap molasses!)
I replaced the egg in BOTH recipes for 1 average-sized banana per large egg.
What I got was this:
It did need to be cooked some more, after this picture was taken, but that’s the nice thing about this idea– no raw egg! Just raw bananas. You could definitely taste the banana, but the consistency was nearly identical to if it had eggs. This would also be a good vegan alternative, fyi! 🙂