I suspect that a great many of us regard the gingerbread contingent of the holiday cookie tray with a healthy amount of suspicion. Will it taste like cardboard? Will that icing crack my teeth? Will the spices make me sneeze? Can I trust this cookie?
I’m here today to share a recipe for gingerbread cut-out cookies that you can trust. These cookies are crisp enough to snap in half, but tender and ever so slightly chewy when you take a bite. The spice level is moderate — there’s enough cinnamon and ginger to make you pay attention, but this is still a cookie you’ll be happy to have for dessert. In short, I believe this is the gingerbread we’re all hoping we get when we reach toward the cookie tray. This is the one that will make you smile.