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