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Gingerbread cookies

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Brian Nov 28, 2004 03:14 PM

Baking cookies isn't normally my thing, but around this time I get an urge to make gingerbread cookies. (I prefer "make" as opposed to "buy" as I love the gingerbread smell that permeates the house.) Last year I discovered a really good mix at Williams Sonoma that even my baker friends gave a thumbs up to (and blew away my grandma's recipe I was using). This year WS isn't carrying the mix. Can anyone point me towards a replacement? Recipe, cookbook, mail order mix source???

Thanks!
Brian

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    Cynthia RE: Brian Nov 28, 2004 03:21 PM

    Are your gingerbread cookies more cakey?
    A recipe for gingersnap cookies:
    http://www.downtownbakery.net/

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      Brian RE: Cynthia Nov 28, 2004 03:42 PM

      I would not call them cakey. They had a definite snap when you broke them and were somewhat dense. Out of curiousity, what is the difference between gingerbread and gingersnap cookies? Semantics or something more?

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        meta RE: Brian Nov 28, 2004 06:52 PM

        I think in general people think of a softer, chewier cookie as a gingerbread cookie, and a thin, crisp cookie as a gingersnap.

        David Lebovitz has a good gingersnap recipe in his Room for Dessert cookbook. Alice Medrich has a good ginger cookie recipe in her cookie cookbook - she gives baking times based on the texture you want, including crisp on the outside and soft on the inside!

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      Caitlin McGrath RE: Brian Nov 28, 2004 04:11 PM

      The linked recipe is really easy to work with. Read the comments - they'll help you get the texture you want from this recipe.

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        Jeannie RE: Brian Dec 8, 2004 10:21 PM

        A few days ago on aol right when you log on where the days headlines are, was a recipe for "The Perfect Man"
        it was a gingerbread recipe.

        If anybody saw that and could tell me the site to go to to find it, or maybe got the recipe I would love to hear from you.

        Thank You

        Jeannie

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