by Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez / Saturday, April 2, 2011
cookbook review: Maida Heatter's Cookies ...and Whole Wheat Cinnamon-Nutmeg Cookies
ever-so-slightly adapted from Maida Heatter's Cookies
yield: 3 dozen
2 c. unsifted whole wheat flour
1 tsp. baking powder
scant ½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. nutmeg
4 oz. unsalted butter, room temp.
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 c. dark or light brown sugar, packed
1 egg, room temp.
finely grated rind of 1 large lemon
1 Tbs. granulated sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Don't let the simple beauty of these cookies mislead you. They are utterly fabulous! The texture is, in my opinion, perfect. Firm and chewy and laced with spice. I am a big fan of spice cookies to start with...but the lemon rind adds an unexpected perfume to each bite. They are kid-approved, as well...Sweet Thang probably ate the most out of all of us...but I came a close second. Warm, dunked in milk- get. out.
So, if you ever have a need, an urge, a craving, an event, a potluck, a gathering that requires cookies...I think you should get your hands on a copy of Maida Heatter's Cookies. The only drawback is that there are no photos in the book...but honestly, I barely noticed.
*I received a free copy of this cookbook to review, should I choose. All opinions stated in this post are 100% mine.
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Michiana-based food, drink, and travel writer with a fondness for garlic, freshly baked bread, stinky cheese, single malt Scotch, and Mexican food—who believes that immersing herself in different cultures one bite at a time is the best path to enlightenment.