7 Reviews

I can't believe that this recipe has been on this site for almost 6 years and only 5 people have rated it. My sister gave me this recipe when I first got married in 1976 and I have made it every year for Christmas since then. I knew it came from a B&B but enjoyed reading more about where this recipe came from. Let me tell you, these are TO DIE FOR!! I think what sets them off is the ginger and rolling them in powdered sugar. From experience I have found a medium sized scoop (like for a meatball) and to undercook them is the best. They keep browning once you take them out of the oven. They also MUST be chilled even though they are hard to work with when they are that cold. Use only the freshest ingredients and real butter and you won't be disappointed. Thank you for posting!! Now I know where to go to find it quickly!

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mammafishy December 25, 2014

I received this recipe over 20 years ago from a Watkins cookbook. It was called Foothouse Sweet Dreams. This is a cookie that is a Christmas staple!

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Susan R. November 24, 2015

Excellent cookies!! Thanks for sharing the great keeper recipe.

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Lucky in Bayview August 12, 2015

i have been making these wonderful little cookies since BA recipe in 1968-from a dog eared newspaper copy-I lost the top part of the recipe-the first 3 ingredients. I am delighted to findthe complete recipe on your great website. The internet is amazing.

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jgaspar August 06, 2012

WOW! The cinnamon and ginger really heighten the flavor of these gems.
We will surely make these again!

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Shabby Sign Shoppe May 25, 2012

I have been making these cookies since I read the recipe in Bon Appetit back in 1986! They are amazing - people are so surprised when they taste them. Unlike the the review below, my recipe does have ground ginger and I make sure to always have a fresh supply of Penzey's ground ginger - it makes all the difference in the world. Vietnamese cinnamon and that ginger - superb! It is always my go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe.

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thegoldengirl May 17, 2012

I too got this recipe from BA in February 1986. The version I have does not contain ground ginger. It is a wonderful cookie. Every time someone taste it, they ask for the recipe. I also like to use milk chocolate chips and/or pecans as variation. Wonderful Christmas or Valentines gift.

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mswoodytx January 31, 2010
Foothills House Sweet Dreams Cookies