Gingersnaps with white chocolate chips

By | March 21, 2012

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I know, I know. Pesach is in 17 days.

And here I am, giving you a cookie recipe, of all things.

Aren’t I awful?

It’s just…I can’t help it! Why? Well, this is why.

So I had to share the recipe with you. Because if you only bake one more batch of cookies before Pesach, this should be the one.

I think I’ve gotten more compliments on these cookies than on any other cookie — and maybe even on any other dessert — that I’ve made.

First, I sent a package stuffed with gingersnaps to my sister in college in New York. You might remember her from this ol’ thing. She emailed right away to tell me that the cookies were the best thing she’d eaten all year.

Next, I baked up a huge platter for a bar mitzvah kiddush on the yishuv. I slept late that Shabbos morning, but when I finally showed up to the kiddush, I was practically bombarded with cookie compliments. The mother of the bar miztvah boy came over to tell me she loved them. So did the father of the bar mitzvah boy. And his aunt, and a cousin, and several other family members who had come to the simcha from out of town.

Encouraged, I decided to try selling them the following Friday. Since the weather predictions were pretty dire, I knew I couldn’t set up a cookie stand outside, so I took orders from people in advance…and sold 100 cookies. Not bad, right?

But here’s my favorite part: A woman who lives on the yishuv — a woman whose name I had never even heard before — called me up one fine day. She said she’d been at that kiddush, tried the cookies, and made a few calls to figure out who had made them.

And then she ordered 80 to include in her mishloach manot.

So like I was saying: Make these cookies!


4 Comments

Miriam @ Overtime Cook on March 22, 2012 at 5:06 am.

They look gorgeous Tali. I love that smiley face picture!

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Yiska Ben Avraham on July 4, 2012 at 2:22 pm.

Hi Tali, Sorry I’m bugging you about everything…these would freeze well for a week?

And thanks for the tips like using a tablespoon to measure cause they look so perfect!

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Tali Simon on July 4, 2012 at 7:16 pm.

Comments/questions always welcome!

I do think they’d freeze well, but I can also tell you from experience that they should be perfectly fine if stored in an airtight container and left on the counter for a week.

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Ahuvah Taub on July 5, 2012 at 4:21 pm.

Just made these cookies for Shabbat. Super yummy and the kids love them.

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