Day 6 of my 12 days of cookies: Soft Gingersnap Cookies with White Chocolate Chips. I never liked molasses cookies when I was little, but it’s something that definitely grew on me with age… just like pickles, mustard, and jalapeños. Molasses is definitely a “grown up” food, don’t you think? There’s no molasses flavored baby food jars.
The white chocolate balances out the strong flavor of molasses by giving it a smooth, sweet taste. White chocolate is underestimated, if you ask me. People hype over the different percentages of milk, dark, and bittersweet chocolate, but no one ever bothers to look into the details of white chocolate.
Did you know that I couldn’t even eat chocolate when I was little? I was allergic to it! I used to get bloody noses from eating the smallest amount of chocolate, but that never stopped me from eating Crunch ice cream bars. I’d just pay for it later with a box of tissues. White chocolate, however, was fair game. Since it was the only “safe” chocolate I could eat when I was little, I ate a lot of it.
Now that I’ve grown up (just a little), I’ve outgrown my childhood allergy and can eat as much chocolate as I want without side effects. I often forget how much I take eating chocolate for granted. It sounds silly, but it’s true! I also almost always choose dark chocolate over white chocolate since I didn’t eat it when I was younger, but sometimes eating white chocolate takes me back to my wee elementary school days. Recipe comes from a B*tchin’ Kitchen.
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