Not remotely like the grocery store boxed version! I made the mistake of assuming this and missed out, until now! This is my Nana's recipe. A few tips to get the best results: coarsely chop the crystallized ginger, don't cut tiny pieces. I don't know why, that just what she said to do. Also, make sure you make only 1" balls, don't make them bigger unless you give them more space to spread. Otherwise they'll overlap edges and not be perfectly round ('course they will still taste great!). Final tip - don't overcook - yank them out as soon as the 8 minutes are up. With my oven, I have to keep the cooking time to 8 minutes even though the recipe says 8-10min. You may have to play with the time, but even < minute will make a difference. If you do it right, they will harden but still have a soft center.