This recipe, from the December 2008 issue of Real Simple, caught my eye because my mom loves ginger. I thought they’d be a nice twist on a traditional chocolate chip cookie, but unfortunately I think the spice combination was just enough so that they tasted different, but not distinctly spiced. It just made you wonder if something was off.
Of course, they were packed with chocolate chips, so the boys ate them happily (though they never asked for extras when they saw them out on the counter). Otherwise they garnered zero response when served as part of Thanksgiving dessert, so these go squarely in the “fine, but not again” file.