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Crazy for Cookies - by HERBCo

If you find it hard to resist making frequent stops at the cookie jar in your kitchen, you’re in good company. In the U.S. alone, more than 2 million cookies become crumbs in more than 95% of American households each year. In terms of number-crunching, that's roughly 300 cookies per person for every 365 days. Variety assures an abundance of confection to suit anyone’s taste. Cookie dough is rolled, sandwiched, filled with a gooey center, or gets a fancy design from a cookie stamp or plays it casual dropped from a spoon. And hold onto your spatula…some of the best cookies never even see the inside of an oven. Read more about the rise of the cookie.

mixing some SPICES into your batter
bulk whole allspice

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Allspice carries a flavor similar to a combination of juniper, nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger, all rolled into one spice.

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bulk whole cardamom

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With a warm flavor profile unrivaled by any other spice, it's no wonder cardamom is called the Queen of Spices.

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With a sweet yet mildly bitter flavor profile, nutmeg adds balance to cookies, fruit pies and quick breads.

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Star anise is the perfect companion spice for gingerbread, spice cookies and baked goods with citrus or apple.

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Ginger brings mild heat and pungency to baked goods, which is tempered by pairing it with sweet, warm spices.

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bulk whole cloves

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Cloves have a sassy, pungent flavor that pairs well with the usual sweet baking spices as well as vanilla, lavender, basil, citrus peel and Sichuan peppercorns.

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some cookie RECIPES for the season
RECIPE - Lavender Shortbread Cookies

lavender shortbread cookies

These old-fashioned cookies are buttery smooth with just a hint of lavender. For an extra special touch, garnish the cookies with a sugar glaze or press them with a decorative cookie stamp.

recipe - orange earl grey shortbread
RECIPE - Orange Earl Grey Shortbread

earl grey and orange cookies

This shortbread-style cookie is crisp at the edges and a bit chewy in the middle. The bergamot in the tea blends beautifully with the orange zest.

recipe - orange earl grey shortbread
RECIPE - Pfeffernüsse

pfeffernüsse (german spice cookies)

These traditional German spice cookies are finished with a roll in spiced, powdered sugar. Don't let the name, the long list of ingredients or the number of steps in the recipe alarm you— these cookies are easy to make, can be made ahead of time and freeze well for up to two months.

recipe - orange earl grey shortbread
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