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Chewy Honey Gingersnap Cookies

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. Honey Gingersnap Cookies

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.

Honey Gingersnap Cookies

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!
Honey Gingersnap Cookies

Honey Gingersnap Cookies

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  1. Lisa E VanBuskirk

    August 31st, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    In the Netherlands, they didn’t have baking power or baking soda in the grocery store. Reportedly you could get them at the pharmacist (they were one of the few things I would get at the commissary, which was 2 hours away btw). If we filled up a cooler with cold stuff at the commissary, it would overflow our small refrigerator. Also in NL grocery stores; yes bring bags, but you are bagging it yourself. Lots of fun quirks like that, that make living overseas a bit intimidating, but also can be fun. Good Luck!

  2. bakedbree

    September 5th, 2017 at 4:00 am

    I laughed, yesterday we saw baking soda in the “American” aisle of the grocery store. Along with some other weird things that amused us.

  3. jy

    September 5th, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    Healthy too

  4. Lynda

    September 8th, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    Your comment about the German grocery store brought back my “nightmare” first visit to one while living in Germany in the early 90’s. Yes…..no baggers then but the clerks ringing up your groceries were certainly fast…and as I can say insensitive! Being new to the country I didn’t know that the angle they had at the end of the counter was where you were to place your grocery cart. As the clerk scanned each item she placed it back on the conveyor belt and the groceries moved on past her and in my case (because I didn’t place my cart there) they were all falling off the end and on to the floor! Needless to say I was in a panic trying to rescue things like the vegetables etc in glass jars before they fell! She was not even looking at me and just kept right on processing my items and as they continued to fall I tried to talk to her…in English…with no response. This continued until a very nice German lady came to my assistance – I am assuming gave her “what for” and she finally stopped but not without rolling her eyes at me when she turned and saw everything on the floor! She waited while the lady & I picked up the things from the floor. After accomplishing this this kind lady moved my cart to the end of the counter on the angle and the rest fell right into the cart as they were meant to – I guess! Today I can laugh now (sort of) but on that day I went home in tears and when my husband came home I was asking him to take me back to Canada! My experiences over the first few days and weeks have long been forgotten and I am sure as you will find the experience of living in Germany has only left me with good memories. Enjoy your time there!

  5. bakedbree

    September 19th, 2017 at 3:13 am

    It’s intense. Grocery shopping is sport here. I’m starting to perfect the look back now. 🙂

  6. Jo Bay

    October 9th, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    Which town are you in? I used to live in Cologne (Koeln.) You’ll get used to the brusqueness. There’s a lot to appreciate. I love how Germans try to recycle everything and to respect the environment. You can even return most jars to the grocery store…pickles and mustard, etc. They re-use them!

  7. bakedbree

    October 15th, 2017 at 5:57 am

    We live in Stuttgart. And yes, I appreciate honesty, but I’m used to a little more courtesy for others. I’m getting used to it.

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