The breadcrumbs in this recipe are made from Portuguese rolls, which have a soft crumb and a sweet finish that's similar to brioche. If you can't find fresh thyme, substitute one teaspoon of the dried herb instead.
Make sure you chill the cookie dough discs for a minimum of 3 hours. I played around with the spices a lot and really loved the flavor of these cookies when using a full Tablespoon each of ground ginger and ground cinnamon.
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