Monday, January 2, 2012
Sticky Date and Ginger Cookies
Xavier was 8 weeks old last New Year’s Eve and I spent most of the evening curled up in a sobbing ball! I vaguely recall planning the NYE menu, but I didn’t stay awake to eat it. This year we left the little bugger behind with his grandparents and headed up to LA to enjoy a night off with friends. We opted to cook dinner at Dan's house and in an effort to reign in our growing list of recipe possibilities, we choose a theme for the night. Ginger.
It started since we wanted to make the ginger shrimp we had in Senegal. From there it was easy to move on to avocado salad with ginger carrot dressing and homemade pork and ginger pot stickers. The obvious choice for dessert was gingerbread but we had stumbled upon some Coachella dates at the farmers market, and I was determined to incorporate them. I googled date and ginger and came up with a bunch of sites about dating redheads in the UK. However, buried among those links was a recipe for Sticky Ginger and Date cookies.
To be honest, I was not expecting much. The blog itself is irritating and written by a woman with way too much time on her hands in my opinion. Don’t read her entry on how all gifts should be thoughtful, personalized and homemade or look at the pictures of her perfectly dressed children going to the Nutcracker. But do make this recipe. Use high quality, gooey delicious dates and fresh ginger. Serve with ice cream and a fresh date on the side. Happy 2012!