General Public....spice Cookies Or Gingerbread?

Baking By Jopalis Updated 29 Sep 2010 , 1:27am by Zamode

Jopalis Posted 26 Sep 2010 , 7:03pm
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I am making some Fall leaf cookies for an upcoming event at our church. I want to do either a regular butter cookie with spices or the Martha Stewart gingerbread I use at Christmas that I love. Question is...which would the general public like better a lighter spice cookie or the spicier gingerbread cookie? I will cover with marbled rbc. Thanks!

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GeminiRJ Posted 26 Sep 2010 , 9:54pm
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I would think that whoever likes one will probably like the other. And whoever doesn't like one, will probably not like the other! Pick the one YOU like, and do that. Gingerbread might be the safer bet, only because most people are familiar with it and will know what to expect.

ALVARGA Posted 26 Sep 2010 , 10:10pm
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Gingerbread is my vote. Martha Stewart's is the best. I make them every Christmas.

letsgetcaking Posted 26 Sep 2010 , 10:36pm
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I'd actually want the lighter spice cookie. I still don't like gingerbread very much, but I especially hated it as a kid. I think the flavor is just too strong. If there will be a lot of kids there I think you'd be safer doing the milder flavor. Maybe it's just me, though. icon_smile.gif

heavenlys Posted 26 Sep 2010 , 11:09pm
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why not make some of both. You can decorate them similarly still but have both flavors.

VickeyC Posted 26 Sep 2010 , 11:11pm
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I'm thinking on the lighter side also. Something like Snickerdoodle cookies would be the bomb! icon_biggrin.gif

indydebi Posted 26 Sep 2010 , 11:33pm
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Originally Posted by letsgetcaking

I'd actually want the lighter spice cookie. I still don't like gingerbread very much, but I especially hated it as a kid. I think the flavor is just too strong. If there will be a lot of kids there I think you'd be safer doing the milder flavor. Maybe it's just me, though. icon_smile.gif


Agree with this one. Flavor is too strong for me, too.

tokazodo Posted 26 Sep 2010 , 11:53pm
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Originally Posted by indydebi

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Originally Posted by letsgetcaking

I'd actually want the lighter spice cookie. I still don't like gingerbread very much, but I especially hated it as a kid. I think the flavor is just too strong. If there will be a lot of kids there I think you'd be safer doing the milder flavor. Maybe it's just me, though. icon_smile.gif

Agree with this one. Flavor is too strong for me, too.






Me too. I've tried adding the mixed Pumpkin Spice mix in the spice section and I love the mellow spice flavor it gives.


Last Christmas I made Gingerbread Snowflake cookies. I used a gingerbread recipe, but swapped out the spices for the pumpkin spice mix. I iced them with the white chocolate almond bark you get at the grocery store and the white chocolate off set the spice nicely. It was much easier finishing off the cookies with just a quick swipe of white chocolate, and sprinkling with sanding sugar. I think I may have added some raw sugar too. It was last Christmas, I'm getting old, I'm suffering from CRS...Can't Remember Sh*T

Jopalis Posted 28 Sep 2010 , 6:24am
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Thank you all so much for your input! I do also love MS gingerbread and did snowflakes in them last Christmas with just RI piping. In my pics. I love love love the work done by someone on here by the name Kraach. Just gorgeous. But I digress... LOL Easy to do on this site.

I did wonder if my MS cookies might be too strong for some folks. My DD is 10 and has always loved them but she likes things a lot of kids do not. Thank you again..... thumbs_up.gif

writersblock15 Posted 29 Sep 2010 , 12:49am
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I have been using the Martha Stewart Gingerbread recipe for years with great reviews. I've tried other recipes but they don't compare in taste.

jmr531 Posted 29 Sep 2010 , 1:09am
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Is this the recipe you are referring to?

http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/gingerbread-cookies

Thanks!

Zamode Posted 29 Sep 2010 , 1:27am
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