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So initially, the ginger cookies caught my attention. Quick story. A local coffee shop used to carry orange ginger cookies. One day, their chocolate chip cookies were out and I was in the mood for a sweet. I
begged, I mean sweetly requested my boyfriend split one of the orange ginger cookies with me because these were the as-big-as-your-head cookie variety. He obliged because he also likes sweets. Well anywho, we were both over the moon. A couple of months later one of my best girl friends, Jenn, was in town visiting from Chicago and I had her try the orange ginger cookies and she died...from happiness.
Then, one day, the coffee shop stopped carrying those cookies. I cried and cried. Well not really but I was so sad. In the meantime, Jenn a wonderful baker/photographer/Jersey Boys-obsessed girlfriend toiled all afternoon with various recipes to make the ginger cookies happen and recreate their splendor. Happy ending was had by all. I will be making these cookies soon and blog about them so you may all enjoy their deliciousness.
Moving on, this blog is about the Snickerdoodles. I used Martha's Recipe minus the vegetable shortening and just used butter. I'm not a huge fan of shortening. They turned out so yummy. I brought them to work and my muppets (read: student staff) LOVED them! Who doesn't love cinnamon and sugar?