It’s Friday, and I’m finally posting another French Fridays with Dorie recipe again. I think it’s been a month since the last one, and I’ve got a few of November’s recipes – the images, anyway – hanging around, wanting to be loved by a little girl or boy…no, wait, that’s the misfit toys.
Anyway – I was totally happy to see that one of December’s recipes was a cookie recipe. I bake a lot of cookies in December, and it’s nice to have a new recipe or two to play with.
The last time Natalie was here (not this most recent time, but the time before that), she’d found a few recipes she wanted to try, but either we didn’t have enough time or I didn’t have all the right ingredients.
Anyway, when plans were in the works to have a weekend of baking recently, Natalie asked if we could make brownies.
I was in a cinnamon mood last week. Now, I know around the holidays spiced cookies abound. I make plenty of them myself - pfeffernusse and lebkuchen for example. Both fragrant with ground cloves, cinnamon, and so on.
But I wasn’t interested in all those other spices.
This is a variation on the childhood favorite – the Snickerdoodle. I’ve also found it listed (in Christopher Kimball’s The Yellow Farmhouse Cookbook) as “Snipdoodles,” which I think I like better, name-wise.
Since the start of school, I’ve been trying to several different batches of cookie dough, freezing portions of it and then baking whatever strikes my fancy any given week.
I made, among other things, a batch of Snickerdoodles (or Snipdoodles) recently, and my kids, Bill, and the kids from across the street all liked them very much. There’s something really nice about a simple cookie rolled in cinnamon sugar.
So the other day I was thinking of the next batches of cookie dough to make, and I wanted something kind of plain, like the Snicker/Snip-doodles, but…different.
Bill had asked me to make some biscotti for a colleague (long story), so I did that earlier in the week. Bill had requested almond biscotti with white chocolate chips, so I made that, it came out fine, etc.