I am always on the lookout for a cookie that’s tasty and beautiful to look at. In fact, each year I toil over what cookie to bring to my favorite cookie exchange — because most cookies are either yummy or gorgeous, but not both.
For example, Stained Glass Cookies. Beautiful? Yes. Delicious? Well, they’re good but not ahhhhhhmazing. How about my Triple Chocolate Molten Mint cookies? Delicious? Oh yeah–like best tasting ever. Beautiful? I wouldn’t go that far.
So these Sparkling Spice Crackles are what I settled on for this year’s cookie exchange. The cookies themselves are richly colored and crackly, and the waves of ginger, cloves and molasses just reach out and hug you with flavor. They are crunchy on the outside and oh-so-tender on the inside. Dipped in a white-chocolate melt, the secret to sparkling these up is edible glitter. It puts the holidazzle right on your cookie platter!