Chewy Honey Gingersnap Cookies are full of snappy ginger flavor. Lots of spices and crystallized ginger make this cookie crisp on the outside and chewy in the middle.
I’m typing this from my new office and I am so glad to be settled(ish). We are unpacked, but I still have some work to do to make our apartment feel cozier. I say apartment because technically it is, but it is 2000 sq feet. It’s the most space we’ve had in a long time. The bedrooms are enormous and it is very open. I don’t know what to do with some of the areas. I definitely don’t have enough furniture to fill the rooms and have to get creative with storage. Did you know that most German homes don’t have closets? Not even a linen closet.
We moved in on Saturday and the kids started school Monday morning and fall sports on Tuesday. It has been a crazy, crazy, week. I got sick too, so I feel terrible on top of it. The big kids are going to school about 35-40 minutes away and Clay is so close I can see the school from my porch. When William and Ava get home, they are exhausted and really hungry. I’m trying to make some things to have around for them for snacks and quick things that they can eat on the go. Since moving here they are less picky. They really can’t be, because there just isn’t what they are used to. There are plenty of things that are similar, just not the same. We’ve all had to stretch our palettes a bit.
I went to the grocery store this afternoon. I really have to talk myself up before I go because I am scared to death of getting in trouble. (Which I have done just about every time I have gone.) Do you want to see arms move at the speed of light? Watch a German bag their groceries. It’s a sight to behold.
I really do enjoy the grocery store though. They have some really cool stuff and while I am used to giant supermarkets, I prefer the smaller stores they have here. I shop more often because my fridge is super tiny, and I like to see what they have. It takes me forever because I spend a lot of time trying to translate packaging. I have no idea what is what. I went to get baking soda and baking powder today and my brain hurt by the time I left. And I am still not 100% sure that I got the right thing. I guess we’ll find out when I bake some of my chewy honey gingersnap cookies this weekend. Also, don’t forget your shopping bags. I still am not great at this yet.
It also is feeling like fall today. It is rainy and cool and all I want to do is get into the kitchen and bake. It’s the perfect weather for it. I love these Honey Gingersnap Cookies that I made for Dixie Crystals. While they are baking, your house will instantly smell like fall. Pour yourself a hot cup of tea or a cold glass of milk and enjoy!