Sunday, June 27, 2010

Gingersnaps - Sweet Melissa Sunday's

Today has been declared a day of prayer by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. Let's all take a moment today to pause and reflect in whatever way you feel appropriate for our friends in the gulf.

Do you like your cookies chewy or crispy? I like mine soft and chewy! I think that's why I am not a Gingersnap fan. Since I am going to miss next week's SMS, I decided to bake these despite my feelings about Gingersnaps.

As with most SMS recipes, I cut the recipe in half. These were easy to make and use ingredients most of us have in our kitchens. Having read a few of the comments, I set the timer to pull these out a few minutes early. Not sure what happened but I missed hearing the timer. Don't you just love it when you do that? So my cookies were extra crispy. I tried one and they do have a traditional Gingersnap flavor. Since none of us are big Gingersnap fans, I may freeze these for a possible future cheesecake crust.



How about this? Our SMS recipe this week was chosen by The Ginger Snap Girl. You can find the links to the other SMS gals here.

Does anyone have a recipe for Sour Cream Raisin Pie? It's my brother in law's favorite and I want to suprise him with one when we visit next week.

16 comments:

  1. Your cookies look good - sorry you didn't enjoy them more!

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  2. Sorry you didn't love these. They look so nice and plump though! A crust is a good use for these since you didn't like them as is. Nothing is wasted!

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  3. You made my favorite cookie. I absolutely love ginger snaps so you recipe has my name written all over it. Your cookies look wonderful. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  4. I prefer my cookies soft and chewy too, but for some reason I just love those hard, hard cookies in the orange box that appear on the store shelves each October! Your cookies look very good!

    SO nice stopping by to visit with you!
    Kindly, ldh

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  5. I love your cookies. Thanks for reminding me about the National Prayer day..I have plenty to pray about..don't we all!!
    My cookies or should I say cookie was so good but uGly!!

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  6. I also am a chewy cookie gal, but my husband likes his crunchy so I usually end up making both. A cheesecake sounds like the perfect way to use them!

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  7. Glad to hear you gave these a try. They look tasty! I do find you either love or hate ginger snaps. I also like mine chewy. But using them as crumbs in a crust is a great way to use up the cripsy ones. A mango cheesecake would be delicious with a ginger snap crust. Thanks for baking along this week!

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  8. They look good! I like gingersnaps crispy! But I'll take chewy in most other cookies! Those look great! Probably be great as a crust, good idea!

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  9. Your cookies look good. I too am generally a fan of soft and chewy cookies but I do make an exception for gingersnaps :)
    I don't have a good sour cream raisin pie recipe but if you find one, I would love to see a post on it! I just recently tried a raisin pie for the first time and I was pleasantly surprised to find a new favorite.

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  10. Nice plate of cookies...with some milk...good to go...

    Carmen

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  11. Your cookies look great, sorry they didn't turn out to your preference, thought it sounds like they'd have to be absolutely amazing to win you over on ginger snaps. I hope you find a good use for your cookie crumbs!

    I have never heard of a sour cream raisin pie. I hope you post about it if you find a good recipe.

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  12. They look lovely. I adore gingersnaps but I like the idea of using them for a cheesecake. Maybe a Key Lime Pie...

    Katie xox

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  13. Your cookies turned out looking great Julie.

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  14. I prefer soft and chewy cookies too! My cookies were chewy this week despite being really thin. They weren't a favorite but still tasty. Yours look awesome!

    I've never heard of sour cream raisin pie either - hope you find a recipe. Maybe it's a regional thing?

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  15. Sorry to hear they turned out crispier than you would have liked. They look very nice though.

    I never heard of raisin pie until very recently. Now I'm looking for a recipe too. Please let me know what you find :o)

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