Sometimes I wonder if I’m just a dunce, or if my taste buds aren’t fully matured. I have never had that aha! moment when something tasted SO refined, SO intricate and complex that I feel fancy. I have tried many different cookies and brownies and most of them, have tasted the same to me. I can’t seem to tell much difference when it comes to flavor.
These cookies are a perfect example. They are ‘gingersnaps’ but what makes them so different from gingerbread cookies? Or Dorie’s Molasses cookies? Is it purely the texture? Or is it flavor too?
I can’t tell.
And honestly I really don’t mind. At the moment. It just drives me nuts sometimes :)
Just wondering if taste- bud-ignorance really is bliss?
These cookies are good. Not ‘OMG this is the only cookie I’ll ever eat’ good… but good. They are actually a bit too spicy for me, but I did use black pepper instead of white. Underbake them just a bit for a chewy cookie and bake them a minute or so more for a crispy cookie.
My first thought was to make them into a crust for a lemon cheesecake. And I did. But you’ll have to wait for that one.
I’m cruel, I know. ;)
For the recipe, head on over to Gloria’s aptly titled blog The Ginger Snap Girl.
Up next week: North Fork Peach Raspberry Pie. Peaches. Raspberries. I think the co-workers are going to be quite the happy lot, myself included :)