Gingerbread Cookies

I live in Maine, where all the novice bakers look like Gisele Bundchen and all the gingerbread men look like moose.

I knew the Sparkle Cookie Gel would be a hit when I spotted it on the shelf at JoAnns. (Of course, I probably thought then that we’d be baking Christmas Cookies by the dozen before Christmas…. but a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do.) I am a minimalist when it comes to cookie decorating. My daughter is not.

These cookies, by the way, are no mere canvas for tasteless colored decorating gel. (Will that tree dry? Just wondering.) The recipe is for the Thick and Chewy Gingerbread Cookies in Baking Illustrated. This cookbook covers its bases as usual, providing a recipe for thin and crunchy cookies, too, with instructions for making cookies destined for hanging on the tree. These are destined for our mouths and tummies, pronto. They smelled so good while baking. And, as advertised, they are thick and chewy. They also taste really gingery and wonderful. Chewy? Gingery? What’s not to love? (Even if the baker, in all honesty, bears no resemblence to Gisele Bundchen.)

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