This week has been all about the cookies for me. With the holidays coming up, The Best Chewy Cafe-Style Chocolate Chip Cookies have been all over the web, which makes me a happy gal. Especially because it’s given me an excuse to make a couple of extra batches this week. “I just want to make sure they’re still the best chocolate chip cookies, I guess I should taste test at least a dozen of them… yup, we’re all good.”
While I feel like most everyone has a go-to Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe for the holiday season, I don’t know many people with a go-to Ginger Cookie recipe! They’re underrated, I tell you.
It might be because we usually associate Ginger Cookies with Gingerbread Cookies, which are too often tough and cardboard-y. I can understand making houses out of them, or ornaments, or whatever it is that doesn’t require you to chip a tooth while trying to chow down, but eating Gingerbread Cookies has never been on my radar. They sure do smell amazing, though.
With that in mind, I decided to make a Ginger Cookie that those of us who like our cookies soft & chewy can enjoy. These Ginger Cookies would combine the typical spices from gingerbread and from chai tea, and they’d be topped with a dollop of eggnog frosting for a little extra Christmahanakwanzikah kick.