i've said it before and i'll say it again: i love gingerbread. not only does the smell instantly bring me back to my honeymoon in germany, and loudly announces - in all it's spicy glory - that christmas is here. each year i tell myself i'm going to roll, cut out, and decorate gingerbread men, and for last five or so, i've completely skipped it. partially because i've inherited my mother's cookie decorating skills, but mostly because i know my mom made a batch that my dad decorated. each year is different. there's been gingerbread at the beach. gingerbread boys and girls. gingerbread santa. all meticulously decorated by my father. the year we were engaged, my sister beat him to it and decorated a bride and groom for us.
this year i skipped the cut outs again and opted for chewy drop cookies studded with white chocolate. and next year, i'll probably do the same.
chewy white chocolate chip gingerbread cookies
get the recipe from two peas and their pod
10 minutes to make the dough, 10 minutes to bake
i made two minor modifications to the recipe:
i skipped rolling the dough in sugar & scooped it directly onto my baking sheet
i used a 1 1/2 tablespoon cookie dough scoop (OXO medium) and got 3 1/2 dozen cookies