On Christmas Eve when my man set my wrapped gift under the tree, he placed another present down with it. Although I had only met her once, his grandmother sent me a set of four glittery red boxes filled with saltwater taffy, caramel corn, and peanut brittle. How sweet! (No pun intended…)
I wanted to thank her in my own special way: by baking her cookies. Yet sugar cravings don’t seem to run rampant in his family as they do in mine, so I envisioned something a little more subtle with a slight spicy streak.
The next day, I mixed up a batch of biscotti as the rest of my family tossed reindeer wrapping paper and shiny green bows around the living room. The cookies’ spicy aroma filled the house, but I denied everyone a taste to ensure I had enough to properly thank Sweet Grandma. With their perfect ginger kick and soft crunch, I couldn’t resist baking more—this time to share!