The holidays always mean time for baking. My favorite cookie to bake and eat every year was the cover cookie from Martha Stewart’s Cookie book. I made them for a few years following every instruction to the letter. Then came some inspiration and my new recipe that is inspired by Martha. Thanks Martha, I like to believe you would be proud of my change.
It isn’t a drastic change I simply added a little orange zest, because orange goes great with ginger, and because orange goes great with chocolate. It was a small leap that orange, ginger and chocolate would make a great trio. These are a huge hit every year and never last long at our house.
When I saw the badge for The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap on my friend Susannah’s blog, Feast+West, I knew I had to participate and exactly which cookies I would be making. It was a blast. I will definitely be doing it again next year. A great bonus to the cookies was that the $4 I spent to participate went to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.
I want to thank Confections + Coffee, The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie and The Baker Upstairs for the delicious cookies they sent. You can find their cookies on their blogs and you can find a roundup of all the cookies on the blogs of the masterminds behind this great swap; Love and Olive Oil or The Little Kitchen, this Friday.