Sunday, October 26, 2014

Zap A Cold Cookies

A chewy cookie made with honey, lemon and freshly grated ginger that is perfect with a hot cup of tea to help chase those coughs and sniffles away.

Honey, Lemon and Ginger Cookies

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Ok, disclaimer, I don't know if these cookies will really zap a cold. They do contain honey which has antibacterial properties, lemon which has loads of vitamin C and fresh ginger
which has antiviral properties. They are delicious with a hot cup of tea which contains immune boosting properties. I am not a doctor, pharmacist or any other type of medical professional and I am only conveying this information through what I have read by researching different foods and their health benefits.

What I do know for a fact, these cookies are so lipsmacking good you will be glad you made them. They have crispy edges, chewy middles and are full of yummy honey and lemon flavors with just a hint of the ginger. Best of all you don't have to have a cough or the sniffles to enjoy these!

I did actually make these to give to my daughter who has been fighting a cold for going on two weeks. She is a full time college student, tutors Spanish at college and works part time in retail. She never slows down. I wish I had her energy! Keeping up her hectic schedule while trying to beat back a cold is admirable. What could mom do to make it better? Feed her, of course, since we have already established that I am not a doctor. "Feed a cold, starve a fever" as the old saying goes. I knew these cookies would be a perfect treat for her to enjoy with a hot cup of tea. Anyway, cookies always make things better, right?

Do you have a favorite treat you want when under the weather? Is there a certain food that seems to help you fight off a cold?

Zap A Cold Cookies

Makes 34 cookies.

For the cookies:
2 and 1/4 Cup All Purpose Flour
13 Tablespoons Butter – Softened
3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Honey
1 Egg Yolk
2 Teaspoons Grated Fresh Ginger Root  or  1 Teaspoon Ground Ginger*
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
Zest of One Large Lemon – Save lemon will need juice for the glaze

For the glaze:
1 Cup Powdered Sugar
2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice  - Use from the lemon that was zested for the cookies
1 Teaspoon Honey

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Mix flour, salt and baking soda together.

In a stand mixer with paddle attachment or with hand mixer cream butter, brown sugar, honey, ginger and lemon zest until fluffy. Add egg yolk and mix until incorporated.  Add flour mixture and mix on low speed until all flour is incorporated.  Using cookie scoop or spoon, drop by tablespoons full onto cookie sheet leaving two inches between each cookie to leave room for cookies to spread. Bake at 350 degrees for 11 to 12 minutes, until light golden brown. Remove from oven and allow cookies to cool for five minutes before removing from cookie sheet. Place on cookie rack to cool completely.

To make glaze combine powdered sugar, lemon juice and honey, stir to combine. Drizzle cooled cookies immediately. Glaze will harden.

*I recommend the fresh grated ginger root if possible.

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51 comments:

  1. Stopping by from Marvelous Monday. I need to try these, they sound delicious!

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    1. Thanks Kat, they were good! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Your cookies look yummy. I hope your daughter is doing better. I don't really have any special treat that I like when I am under the weather.

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    1. Thank you Dawn, she is slowly but surely getting over that nasty cold! Thank you for stopping by!

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  3. These look so good, fresh ginger is so good for you

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    1. Hi Beth, I love ginger. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Hi! I saw these cookies over at Yesterfood's Treasure Box Tuesdays. They look yummy! Perfect for a fall evening, in front of the fire while drinking a cup of tea. Thank you for sharing :) ~Liz W. (Project Pastry Love)

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    1. Hi Elizabeth, they are so good with a hot cup of tea. Thank you for stopping by!

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  5. Hi, I'm stopping by from Teach Me Tuesday. These look so tasty...thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hi Christie, thank you, they are yummy! I appreciate you visiting!

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  6. Cookies for colds?! I think I feel the sniffles coming on...But seriously these sound divine and I bet would be great when you're sick and can't taste much. These will brighten anyone's day and cookies are just comfort food. You're a good mom.

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    1. Hi Joy, thank you! I know cookies for colds, it's like being in the twilight zone LOL! Cookies always make me feel better, sick or not!

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  7. These look great! We have some Spring sniffles here in my house so I should try these! Stopping by from Teach Me Tuesday, Anna - Just a Mum :-)

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Anna! I hope everyone is gets better quickly!

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  8. oh sounds so yummy! And you know I feel a cold coming on so I need to try these!!

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    1. I don't know if they will cure you, but they sure will make your tastebuds happy! Thanks for visiting!

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  9. OH MY GOSH where were these last week when I needed them, never heard of eating cookies to fight colds, I think Im having a relaps, need cookies!!!! Thanks for sharing at Oh My Heartsie Girl this week!!!
    Happy Halloween!!!

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    1. I always need cookies lol!!! Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Yum! This sounds like a great cold remedy to me. Thanks for sharing it with Hump Day Happenings.

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    1. Yes, with a hot cup of tea, instant pick me up :) Thanks so much for stopping by, always happy to share at Hump Day Happening!

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  11. These look and sound delicious. Pinning! found you on Treasure Box Tuesday

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    1. Hi Audrey, thank you for visiting and for pinning!

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  12. Wow! Well, ginger, lemon and honey are supposed to be good for a cold, so if I can eat cookies and have a reason to be healthy, the so be it! Thanks for a fun recipe!

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    1. I agree Elizabeth and the ginger, lemon and honey combo is so tasty! Thanks for visiting!

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  13. Love this idea! Although I need no excuse for a good cookie and this definitely looks good!

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    1. Thanks Anita, I never need an excuse for a cookie either lol! Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. Thank you so much for attending week 8 of #PureBlogLove and linking your fantastic blog post. These cookies are a fantastic idea, who cares if they don't actually zap away that cold, they will definitely make you feel better anyway! I can't wait to see what you have in store for our party next week Thursday 8 PM EST- Sundays at midnight. Your post has been added to the #PureBlogLove Pinterest board for all to see :) Have a great day!
    Nicole
    http://picnicnz.blogspot.co.nz/

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    1. Thanks Nicole, I love linking up at Pure Blog love, it is a great party!

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  15. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing these with Treasure Box Tuesday- pinned! :)

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    1. Thank you Joy, what an awesome surprise to see these cookies were the most viewed this week at Treasure Box Tuesday!

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  16. Hello sweet lady! This looks incredible. Pinned. We appreciate you taking the time to party with us. We hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. We love partying with you! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
    Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls

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    1. Thanks for pinning and visiting, love linking up at Lou Lou Girls!

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  17. Awesome...get a cold, eat a cookie. Love it! You're my fav this week and will be featured ;)

    Thanks so much for linking up to Teach Me Tuesday last week. You are very much appreciated. Starting this week, we will no longer be visiting you, instead we will be pinning each and every link. We want to give you more exposure! Hope to see you again this week!!

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    1. Thank you Bobbi, you guys always have so many great links, how awesome to be picked as your fav!

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  18. I love lemon cookies. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hi Fay, lemon is my mom's and my husband's favorite. Thanks for visiting!

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  19. These cookies look fabulous-you think I can try with spelt flour?

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    1. Thank you Rachel, not sure about the spelt flour. I did read on it just a bit and from what I gather if replacing AP flour with spelt you need to reduce the liquid or increase the flour. Hope that helps! I have never baked with spelt flour so if you try it I would love to hear how it turns out. Thank you for visiting!

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  20. These cookies looks delicious. I love lemon flavour. I am gonna give it a try soon. :)

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    1. Thank you Ritu, the lemon glaze on these is awesome. You will love it!

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  21. Yum! These look great, gonna try them :)

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    1. Hi Meg, you will be glad you did :) Thanks for visiting!

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  22. Mmmm so yummy!
    Great and healthy cookie.
    Found you at Come along Pond party.

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    1. Thank you for visiting, they are yummy!

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  23. This. Sounds. Amaz. Ing. I legitimately cannot wait to try this!!! Thank you so much for sharing this at Come Along Ponds this week! I hope to see you next week, especially since you will be one of the featured posts! Thanks again!

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    1. Thank you Megan! Always a pleasure to share at Come Along Ponds, thank you for featuring the Zap A Cold cookies!

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  24. Nice cookies, can I replace egg, any suggestion please.

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  25. I don't care if they zap a cold or not!! They look amazing!! Thanks for sharing on my 2 favorite things on Thursday @cookinandcraftin.com!! Hope to see you again next week with all your wonderful ideas!!

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  26. Healthy and yummy cookies. They look sooo fresh and tempting. I am gonna try out the recipe :)

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