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.
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 gingerwhich 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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