As for the cookies, Brad made some great chocolate chip cookies (this recipe must be withheld from the public), and I made Chewy Ginger Chocolate Cookies via Joy the Baker. They turned out pretty good, but nothing like the recipe seems they should. If I ever made these again, they would need modification. Brad made a good choice sticking with the best!
We decided our cookies weren't too photo worthy since neither of ours turned out like we anticipated...If you decide to make the ginger cookie recipe, don't be afraid to add more spices to the mix, and try only adding in a cup and a fourth of flour instead of the written amount. Mine had the chewy potential, but there was really too much flour somehow. Also make sure to keep these cookies small! I rolled 28 cookies out of a 48 cookie batter...which made them more awkward!