She went on to mention in her comments that there was a whole half a root left in the 'fridge making mean faces at her (or something like that). I suggested she get rid of it by making some cookies… after all, her beloved likes cookies, that much I do know.
To that end, and at her request, I offer this recipe.
Spicy Ginger CookiesYou'll need3/4 c. butter1 c. packed brown sugar1 egg1/4 c. molasses2 1/4 c. flour2 tsps. ground ginger (make sure it's not too old, taste)2 tsps. baking soda1 tsp salt2 tbsps finely minced fresh ginger root1/2 cup chopped crystallized ginger
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar until smooth.
Beat in the egg and molasses.
In another bowl, sift together, ground ginger, baking soda, and salt.
Stir dry mix into the molasses mixture until combined. Then gently add in the fresh and crystallized gingers.
Refrigerate dough in covered bowl or ziplock for at least 2 hours — overnight is best.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Shape dough into walnut sized balls, dip in white sugar and place about 2 inches apart onto ungreased parchment covered cookie sheet.Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned. Turn sheet as needed. Cool on wire racks.