These are fairly decent cookies. I used fresh ginger which, I think, toned down the ginger flavor a bit (unintentionally). The regular ginger powder spice may have left a stronger ginger flavor. It had a very nice ginger aftertaste at any rate.
Mis en place (ignore the raisins, they are for next week...)
The 'Ez-man' was me for moral support.
Freshly ground ginger in my coffee grinder. I ended up using about 5 teaspoons since I could tell the flavor was not going to be too strong. I don't mind ginger flavor in my coffee beans since it is anyways a regular part of Yeminite coffee Hawajj (although I prefer mine light on the ginger and heavy on the cardamom...)
Butter and Corn syrup. I wonder how much this would have been better with beurre noisette?
'Crumbly'. I used a combo of superfine and brown sugar.
It was a bit sticky. I'm not sure why my cookies did not get cracks in them. Maybe the extra liquid from the fresh ginger caused this.
Toaster shot. It took a batches to finish all the batter. Meanwhile, it was in the fridge.
I think using the cornsyrup gave the cookie some kind of smooth texture. I wonder what Rose had in mind with that? (The 'Stoly' was there ready to toast if I had another toaster explosion. No such luck...)