As I am beginning to write this post, the last batch of these cookies is finishing off in the oven. I could not wait to share this amazing cookie recipe with you! I had found a link on Pinterest a while back for these and repinned it so that I wouldn't forget to try out this yummy-looking cookie recipe for myself!
I did some searching through different websites that have posted this recipe throughout the years (including The New York Times and Family Circle magazine) and it appears that most of the postings have been pretty much the same in terms of ingredients, quantities and directions.
I can tell you that both my hubby and I found these cookies to be some of the best we've ever had! They are superb! My mother, Dawn, is (typically) the cookie maker in the family. I usually don't have the patience for making cookies. But, I was dying to try these ... especially after reading through so many positive comments and reviews on other sites for this particular recipe!
In 2000, this recipe by Laura Bush beat out Tipper Gore's gingersnap cookie recipe in a magazine contest. The two potential first wives each submitted a cookie recipe in the months leading up to the election and readers voted for their favorite.
This recipe certainly has my vote and will (undoubtedly) become a favorite in my household!
Yields approximately 4 1/2 dozen cookies.