Like so many things in our house these days, it started with Tumblr and the Avengers. I saw a post while scrolling the Avengers tag about how someone had made cookies because of a piece of fanfiction that they'd read. They provided a link to the fic, and of course I was curious, so I clicked through and started reading.
First of all, it's one of the funniest fics I've come across, and while it's not perfect, her portrayal of the characters is, at least in many cases, dead on. And really, the whole thing seems pretty plausible, which just makes it funnier.
So really, maybe before you continue reading this, you should go read the story, so you understand where this is coming from. It's all right. I'll wait. Phil Coulson Does Not Bake (and The Avengers Do Not Shop At IKEA Anymore)
So anyway... the cookies are described as having ginger and molasses in them, and being a bit sweet and a bit spicy. rikibeth
had a recipe for ginger molasses cookies that she used to make back in her baking days, and she thought it might suit.
But then there was the issue of the jam. In the story, it says loganberry, but what they actually have at IKEA is lingonberry. Now, as it happened, Whole Foods had lingonberry jam, but not loganberry. We decided to go with what was probably correct, rather than what the writer had actually written, assuming that they must have gotten confused.
And wow. They are really
good. Like, as good as they're described to be. Sweet and spicy and a little bit tart because of the jam. When they came out, they're crisp around the edges but still chewy in the middle, and just plain delicious.
So we have achieved Cosmic Cookies, and as Thor would say, "THIS COOKIE. I LIKE IT. ANOTHER!"