Sunday, June 27, 2010

SMS: Ginger Snap Cookies

                                                                       Tasty Mutant

                                                             Not so Tasty Burnt Cookies

Today's recipe for the bakers of Sweet Melissa Sundays was Ginger Snap Cookies picked by Gloria of The Ginger Snap Girl who has the recipe posted on her blog. And I have to say I'm glad she picked it because I seriously love gingerbread despite hating the smell of molasses. I'm a complicated woman when it comes to food...that's all I can say.

I'm not sure what I did wrong, but I could not get a decent cookie to save my life out of this recipe. So, please definitely check out Gloria's website as she has some cookies there that gives this delicious recipe the credit is is due instead of starting a panic of people running for the door after being presented with mine.

Okay, so maybe I'm over dramatizing but I had so hoped my cookies would turn out better. My traditional cookies all burned and the picture above is alas the best of the lot. I even tried a variation by making them into tiny little cakes but they caved in at the top and only a few came out of the pan...hence the unfortunate mutation above that is also the best of the lot.

Never mind. They were still delicious topped with some lemon curd and I would definitely try making this recipe again as soon as I figure out where I went wrong with these one.


  1. I thought the top picture was of a lemon tart at first!

    Not all recipes work...unfortunately...There is a lot of trial & error involved.

  2. Thanks for baking along this week! Sorry your cookies didn't turn out the way you hoped. Baking is definitely a trial and error thing! Hope you'll give them another shot. Love the addition of lemon. Very tasty!

    Don't forget to leave your link on the SMS homepage. :)