Christmas · French Fridays with Dorie · In the Cookie Jar

FFwD: Speculoos

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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.

Enter the Speculoos!

In the Cookie Jar · Oranges

Orange Cardamom Cookies

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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. 

Biscotti · Chocolate · Coconut · In the Cookie Jar

Chocolate Coconut Almond Biscotti

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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.

But I'm not really a huge fan of white chocolate, though I used it and liked it in the Lemon Biscotti with Candied Ginger and White Chocolate Chips that I made a while back.  

I wanted real chocolate.  Dark chocolate.