The final cookie bake-down occurred between two similar, yet slightly different cookies, which might lead you to believe this isn’t a fair comparison. And while I don’t disagree, I don’t think these two cookies are different enough from each other to not be compared, either. Did that make sense? Ha ha!
The first cookie in this bake-down is Oh She Glows’ Wedded Bliss Soft Ginger Cookies.
I had such high hopes for these cookies because Angela said she made these for her wedding, but I must have done something wrong. Instead of being soft and sweet, my cookies were crunchy and had a weird taste. Maybe it was my molasses. Or maybe it was the fact that I’ve never made – or even had – a gingerbread cookie before. (Yes, as sad as that sounds, it’s the truth.) Apparently, it’s difficult for me to make something I’ve never made/eaten before. (Hello, rock-hard biscuits, anyone?!) I still took these cookies to work, and people ate them with positive reviews, so maybe it was just my taster. Not sure, but I don’t think I’ll be making these again.
The last cookie in the cookie bake-down is Happy Herbivore’s Soft Molasses Cookies. Lindsay sent out this recipe one morning, and I had enough time before work that day to whip up a batch, so I did. But again, these cookies didn’t do it for me.
Also again, I had high hopes for these cookies. I love that they’re naturally fat-free (except for the trivial amount of fat in the whole wheat flour) and low in sugar, and they came together quickly. Unfortunately, I think the amount of molasses in this recipe was too much for me. It was a little too much for my co-workers, too.
Today’s cookie bake-down lesson: I don’t like molasses. A little late, but good to know.