When it comes to gifts a big canister of cookies is hands down the best present you can ever give. Especially if that present is to be delivered by mail. Who doesn’t like cutting through packaging tape to find an unexpected stockpile of cookies? I dare say if there is a person out there who can resist immediately eating at least 2 on the spot I want you to hunt them down and turn them into the authorities for offensive sourpussery.
I celebrate everyone I know by sending them a gigantic container of cookies for their birthday. I have about 2000 nieces and nephews so buying them all gifts can get a little out of hand not to mention cookies are way more personal than some toy they are going to forget about the day after they open it, or a lame-o gift certificate. I employ my children in the effort so they feel invested in the gift. They help make the cookies, decorate the containers, and make a cute card—violá gift goddess strikes again.
We made these celebration cookies for my nephew Joshua’s birthday a couple of weeks ago. He was turning 5 and you know, that’s kind of a big deal….to Joshua…..whose birthday I kind of forgot. Because of my belatedness we had to up to ante, no plain ‘ol chocolate chip for that guy, nope, I had to pull out the big guns. If you are in need of a really special, exceptionally delicious cookie this is it.
They take a little work with all the rolling and filling and sandwiching and such but the lemon-ginger combo is out of this world. Let me just start by saying, these ginger cookies, by themselves, are hands down the best ginger cookies you will ever eat. They are soft, chewy, and perfectly spicy without being too in your face. I beg of you to eat one warm right out of the oven. You will momentarily be transported to heaven and you won’t regret it. But ginger is no wimp, you’ve got to have some umph to stand up to it and this lemon filling does the job, it is bright and tart and of course very buttery.
I could go on forever about these cookies but I can’t. Little Lucas’s birthday was five days ago and I have yet to make his cookies.