I'm not really the autumn/winter kind of girl. I can intensely enjoy the feeling of the Sun shining on my face, wearing short-sleeved shirts, having bare legs - and these things simply don't happen that often in the colder seasons. I, however, think we need to make the most of every season - baking cookies is a perfect remedy for the cold-weather-blues! So that's exactly what I did. And boy, did they taste good! (did - because I already ate all of them - whoopsie!)
what you need
for approximately 20 cookies
1 ts of cinnamon (or 2, if you like the taste and smell of cinnamon just as much as I do!)
a big bowl, spoons - just the standard things you use when baking cookies
Mix all the ingredients in a big bowl until it's a smooth batter. There's no electrical mixer at the apartment where I live - that's why I, to make the mixing process easier, melted the butter using the microwave. Mixing the batter is easiest when you use your hands (so don't forget to wash them!). Roll out the pasture (instead of using a dough roller I used a glass) and push the glass in the rolled-out pasture, creating little circles (again, the glass - perks of being a student). Put some parchment paper on a griddle and divide your cookies over the griddle. Pre-heat the oven to about 190 degrees Celcius (375 Fahrenheit) and leave the cookies in the oven for about 10, maybe 12 minutes. Take them out once they look a bit tanned. Oh, this isn't necessary - but to make the cookies look a bit more autumnal, you can press an almond into the unbaked cookies!
Next to taste amazing, these cookies will also fill your kitchen with the most delicious and wintery smell you can imagine. I really like using this recipe because the ingredients used are ones you will most likely have in your kitchen already - except from the almonds, maybe - but a quick run to the supermarket will solve this problem. You could choose to make the cookies a bit thicker and chewier: turn down the oven a few dozen degrees and leave the cookies in a bit longer.
I could think of one downside to baking these cookies: if you're like me (don't live with family/a partner/friends), and have a night of watching series and drinking tea, you'll see the cookies disappear right in front of your eyes. They're just too delicious to leave alone. But I don't think this will be too much of a problem - it's the little things like this, that make the colder temperatures a bit easier to brave.
have a beautiful day!
if you decide to make the cookies - let me know if they make you just as happy as they made me!
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