Just ask Fanchon Giordano, author of the new cookie cookbook Fanchons Favorite Cookies (BookSurge).
Instead of baking traditional cookies, Giordano spices up the oven with some twists.
Her chocolate chip cookies include orange zest, while her oatmeal ones are made with pumpkin.
Needless to say, she makes cookies with a kick, including sour cream coconut drops, which sound funky, but taste delicious.
Shes gone through much trial and error finding creative cookie combos and uses her kids and employees at a nearby Home Depot as testers.
So far, theyve approved her tropical blend of coconut, ginger, and lime cookies, but rejected adding molasses to her sour cream ones.
Shes also working on unique pie recipes and a way to prevent her family from gaining too much weight during research.
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