For me, gingersnaps have been something of an acquired taste. I vividly remember the first time I had one. It was on a long overnight shift during med school, after an already long couple of months of crazy long hours and busy nights. On those nights in the hospital, I would always be ravenous – maybe just because eating anything would help keep me awake. Someone had brought in a package of gingersnaps and, willing to try anything, I did. Mis-take. The particular gingersnap I had that evening was just not my kind 0f cookie – dry, crunchy, not at all chewy. I essentially decided then and there that I would save future cookie eating for much better endeavors, and that I wouldn’t be eating gingersnaps any time soon.
It did take quiet a while, but a couple of years ago for some reason I don’t recall, I decided to try making them at home. (Probably because, like most things, I figured homemade would be better.) I tried this recipe and it was so loved by us and by friends visiting the house at the time, I had none left to share with you. These are now a favorite holiday cookie of mine for sure. The cookie is part crunchy, part chewy, and the sugar coating on the outside adds that extra something that makes me go from like to love. Everything is better with a little sparkle, right? These are great for gifting or make a fabulous companion for your cup of coffee, tea, or hot cocoa. I hope you love them as much as I do!