It’s Day 5, and I’ve got a good one for you! You have to have at least one spice cookie on your cookie platter because, well, this is the season for spices. It’s the holidays, darn it. Time to use up those jars of ginger and cloves you’ve had in your pantry for three years!!!
Now gingersnaps are a very personal thing, I think. Some people like them thin and crispy. If you’re one of those folks, these may not be for you. I like my gingersnaps puffy, tender and bursting with flavor — hence the name BIG, FAT gingersnaps.
These aren’t your grandma’s gingersnaps — these are like tender spice pillows. Crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. Jam packed with flavor. Nice and sparkly to look at because of all the coarse sugar on the outside. These cookies can proudly stand next to the richest chocolate decadence cookies and hold their own.
Looking for a yummy spice cookie? Make these. You’re taste buds will thank you.
p.s. The orange juice does not give these an orange-y taste, just a hint that adds to depth of flavor.