These cookies had big dreams. Big aspirations. They were going to a bridal crafting party. They were going to be gifts for wonderfully helpful coworkers. There were tons of them! Dozens, I say!
Sadly, these cookies did not make it to the party. They did not become gifts. Because I became sick.
Has that ever happened to you? I made these cookies exactly a day before I got hit with a flash cold. The cold lasted about a day and a half. And then I was totally better. It was pretty bizarre. (I’m blaming the supermoon.)
Anyway, since I was out of commission for just over 24 hours, I figured the cookies were similarly contaminated. So their dreams were burst. Their aspirations crumbled. I couldn’t give my friends and coworkers the gift of a cold. Ah, contaminated cookies–appetizing, huh? (I know. This is probably the worst blog post ever. Don’t judge me. I’m just being honest here.)
Anyway, fear not. Although MY cookies were under the weather, yours, I guarantee, will not be! (Unless you get the supermoon bug too. For which I take no responsibility.)
I know they will turn out amazingly because I taste tested them before I got sick. And they are SO GOOD. Certainly one of my new favorite recipes.
They have the texture of a white sugar cookie but the deeper, more caramel-y flavor of a brown sugar. They keep their texture well and the drizzle of just-a-little-bit-tangy buttermilk glaze gives them the right amount of sweeter lightness. They would be great for shipping or a picnic. And you could add chopped up crystallized ginger to them and they would be simply phenomenal.
So, in conclusion, if you’ve got a kind soul, you’ll make these cookies for yourself or, better yet, someone you love. And in doing so, you’ll be giving these cookies their dreams back. Their big aspirations of being gifts and making smiles. Now doesn’t that sound a whole lot more appetizing?