The last day of Cookie Week is here!!! Cookie recipe number seven is my favorite fall cookie – Sweet and Spicy Gingerdoodle Cookies. The first time we made these was last spring for our 4-H canine club bake sale. Jasmine and I thought it would be a fun cookie because it sounds like a hybrid dog breed (I think it may actually be a breed). Our dog is a Cockapoo so Jasmine decided it was the perfect choice. In case you haven’t guessed it yet, this cookie is a hybrid of a Gingersnap and a Snickerdoodle.
You start with a fantastically spiced molasses gingersnap and then roll it in cinnamon sugar before baking. The result is a beautifully soft and spicy cookie with a layer of cinnamon sugar crunch on the outside. The Sweet and Spicy Gingerdoodle Cookie is easily my favorite cookie for this season. They are easy to bake, easier to eat and perfect for parties and gifts! I adapted this recipe from these Gingersnap Cookies with Eggnog Frosting on Carlsbad Cravings.
We are at the halfway point of Cookie Week! Day 4 is here already. Is it just me or does time seem to fly by these days? Oh well, we’ll salute it with a cookie. Today we’re baking Coconut Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies. I almost didn’t even start this recipe. I am not a big fan of dried cranberries and it seemed like a meh cookie to me. When it came down to it I told myself that other people would like it so just do it already. Well the joke’s on me because these cookies are fan-tas-tic!
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This kind of cookie can easily be a little dry and bland so I wanted to avoid that from the start. In the summer issue of Bake from Scratch magazine they featured a section on how to bake the perfect chocolate chip cookie. There is a recipe for each type of cookie (crispy, cakey, chewy, etc) and a chart showing which ingredients are important to that cookie type. I decided to start from that chart and work my way up to the cookie I wanted.