Baked Sunday Mornings: Sweet & Spicy

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I can’t fully express how much I loved the Gingersnaps with Lemon Sugar. I was totally ambivalent about making them and had zero expectations, and was beyond surprised at how delicious they turned out.

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I was really pleased at how quick the cookies came together, and how little mess they made.

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I weighed the ingredients and baked the cookies for about 14 minutes. They were perfectly uniformly soft when warm and crisp-chewy the next day. I almost ate all of these single-handedly, and will absolutely make these again.

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I didn’t make our first recipe in this book, Election Palmiers and so I decided to catch up and make them this week.

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It was so fun to make these and I got to use my new pastry mat for the first time which was great. I was worried about the cayenne, I don’t love spicy foods, but I decided to trust the recipe and go for it. I did cut it back by 1/4 tsp. but that’s it.

My cookies were not the most even–some were way thicker than others and my rolling technique was not on point, but the issue I had was the lip-tingling burn I felt when I bit into them. I don’t normally get angry at cookies but I was kind of annoyed at this one. I’m so glad I made them and gave elephant ears a shot, but I will not be making these again.

Go see what the other bakers were up to this time!

Next up: Toffee Coffee Cake Surprise– I can’t wait to try this one!

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3 thoughts on “Baked Sunday Mornings: Sweet & Spicy

  1. I love how crackly and sugar-y yours look! I couldn’t stop eating them either. On the other hand, the palmiers made me not angry. One of my coworkers loved them and now keeps asking me to make cookies “with a kick”. I think on a work-to-pleasure ratio, the gingersnaps win hands-down, though.

  2. I totally agree– I wasn’t particularly excited about the gingersnaps, but they were a winner! The crackles look awesome. Your little guy looks so happy! Sorry to hear about the palmiers– we win some, we lose some, as they say… Maybe without the cayenne would be better?

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