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This Tom Douglas recipe has become a wintertime staple in my kitchen for three reasons: it's easy, it makes a ton of cookies, and it's beautifully balanced between chewy (the soft middles) and crunchy (the crispy edges). 


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My husband admits that it beats out his mom's tried-and-true gingersnaps on two counts: superior taste, and the use of butter instead of Crisco. And yes, the chunks of fresh ginger provide surprising little pops of gingery chew.


p(blue). With our Sweet 16 blog, we present a holiday dessert recipe every weekday for the first few weeks of December. Congratulations to Kimbly, who was our daily book winner\ for December 8. Check out our latest Sweet 16 blog recipe for another chance to win.

h6. \A daily winner was selected at noon (PST) on Monday, December 8, 2008, from all valid entrants. All eligible winners must have U.S. mailing addresses. Please note that all standard Culinate contest rules apply to this drawing.