The holiday season is over, but who said that baking needs to stop! For me though, I did not do as much baking for Christmas as I had planned. There was a major ice storm here in Toronto and we lost power for 4 days, leading into and including Christmas. I had hoped to bake a bunch of our favourite Christmas cookies and squares, but it just didn’t happen. Now, since the ice has melted, the power is back on in our house (yeah!), and life is back to normal, I have the chance to do some of the holiday baking that never happened.
Not only do I get to show you one very tasty cookie, but there is also an awesome giveaway from my good friends over at Redpath Sugar (giveaway details are at the bottom of this post).
Any person living in Canada, likely buys plenty of Redpath Sugar. This Canadian company has been around for more than 150 years and they have many different products in their line of sugars. I personally use Redpath all the time, especially for baking. Recently, they sent me a care package with a variety of sugars so I could get creative and bake something delicious.
One of kind they sell is a Demerara style sugar. This is similar to brown sugar, but has even more molasses mixed in. A sugar with deep flavour, I figured that this would work well in a cookie that tasted like a spice cake. I love the taste of spice cake, with the cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg, so turning this into a cookie with Redpath demerara style sugar sounded amazing.
The other sugar I used was the Redpath Turbinado sugar. The cookie dough was formed into 1 1/2 inch balls and then rolled in the turbinado sugar. The larger crystals of turbinado sugar gave the cookie a nice outer coating that was sweet and crackly.
The cookie was soft and cake-like in texture. There was the deep molasses flavour from the demerara sugar and the blend of spices totally reminded me of spice cake.
- ¾ cup butter, softened
- 1 cup Redpath Demerara style sugar
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp ground cloves
- 1 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 egg
- 3 tbsp milk
- 2¼ cups flour
- ⅓ cup Redpath Turbinado sugar
- With an electric mixer, beat the butter, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg, until creamy and smooth.
- Add in the egg and milk and mix until smooth.
- Slowly beat in the flour.
- Roll the dough into 1½ inch balls. Roll in the ⅓ cup of turbinado sugar.
- Place the balls on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. Bake in a 350F oven for 10-12 minutes.
I am thrilled to announce that Redpath Sugar has generously offered a prize pack, of a variety of their sugars, as a giveaway for one lucky reader. This giveaway is open to Canadian residents only. Sorry to anyone who lives elsewhere. Make sure you use rafflecopter widget below to enter – just follow the instructions on the widget to enter (there are options for more than one entry as well!)Pin It