Today I had the cookie baking bug. I made our favorite Soft Molasses Cookies and then I decided to try out a Snickerdoodle recipe. I didn't grow up on Snickerdoodles and neither did Hubby and so therefore our kids did not eat Snickerdoodle. It is not a cookie that is in my repertoire, but today I baked my first-ever batch of Snickerdoodles from my worn out Betty Crocker cookbook, and like I so often do, I made an alteration. I dumped a cup or so of Hershey's Cinnamon Chips into the dough. Oh dear, these were so good. Next up was a cookie that I've made a few times before. It's from Susan Branch's book, Christmas from the Heart of the Home, and the recipe is Annie Hall's Butter Cookies. They are scrumptious in their own right, but today I was thinking of Pecan Sandies so I made the butter cookie recipe, rolled the dough into small 1 inch balls, dipped one half in course sugar and then smooshed a pecan half into each ball and baked them as per the recipe. It was just as I had imagined -- buttery, sweet, with a rich nutty crunch.
I've been sharing cookies and coffee today with three Hereford ranchers who came to look at bulls. They liked the bulls and the cookies. Hubs and I have been "off sugar" for a couple months although I occasionally will have a cookie (a single cookie) now and then. Well, today I had 4. Or was it 5? I'm really not sure now. I lost track. If you give a mouse a cookie, she'll ask for another one. That's how the story goes around here! Hubs....well, he didn't even have one! He just had a few pecans. He's a good boy!
Are you baking cookies? What are your family favorites?