After reading all the great reviews, I just *had* to try these cookies. Now, I have made A LOT of cookies over the years – especially for gifts at Christmas time – and unfortunately, I strongly disagree that this cookie is one of the best I've tasted. Honestly, I wouldn't even put it in my top 20 cookie recipes. They came out exactly like they were supposed to; I had no issues like others stated with baking or the dough being too sticky. My issue was with the amount of cloves in the recipe. I felt it was overwhelming, even a day or two later after the flavors had a chance to develop. I'm not even sure why they are called "Ginger" cookies; they should be called "Clove" cookies…that’s how strong the taste of cloves is in this cookie! I still tasted the cloves long after I finished eating the cookie and found myself looking for something else to eat just to cleanse my palette. I think if the amount of cloves in the recipe was decreased by at least half (maybe more, depending on taste) then I would give these cookies an additional star. The soft texture of the cookie was definitely one of the better attributes and perhaps it would be worth the effort after the minor adjustment to the amount of spices.
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After reading all the great reviews, I just *had* to try these cookies. Now, I have made A LOT...