Y’all, I have a new cookie obsession.
For years, my favourite biscuit in all the land has been an Anzac Biscuit. I’ve dabbled in Kingstons, I’ve dabbled in Venetians, I’ve even dabbled in shortbread, but nothing has toppled the almighty oat-and-golden-syrup goodness of an Anzac. And nothing ever will.
But hot damn do these babies come close!
As a bit of an Amercian politics nerd, I’m especially interested in what happens in the Presidential culinary world. These cookies from Laura Bush beat out Tipper Gore’s Ginger Snaps in the 2000 presidential cookie bake-off (and was a much more pleasant outcome than the presidential race itself that year. YOU WERE ROBBED, AL!) and I can see why. I love a good ginger snap, but I love this cookie even more.
I Pinned the recipe and made them one day on a whim. I have been making them religiously ever since. I love the chewy texture, the brown-sugar-butter taste, the hit of choc chip, and the coconut. I have halved the original recipe and left out the pecans. I also cut down the baking time, because while still delicious crunchy, they’re SO much better chewy.