Wednesday, October 11, 2006

These things just scream fall!

Yesterday I succumbed to a purchase I didn't need. Every year around this time, Better Homes and Gardens puts out their annual Christmas Cookie magazine. This is the only annual Christmas magazine I buy, and I am always thrilled with the results. So I picked it up. Today I woke to a cold and drizzly day. We're even possibly expecting snow later tonight, and the cooler weather just screams to bake some cookies. I sat at the table and flipped through my recent acquisition, looking for a recipe for which I had all the ingredients on hand. These babies are what I found:

Cinnamon-Nut Spice Cookies. These are an extremely simple drop cookie. The only effort involved is to toast the walnuts. Otherwise, the come together in a heartbeat, and just a few minutes later, you can enjoy them with a steaming mug of spiced cider. The cinnamon and allspice combine to create this wonderfully sweet spice cookie studded with toasted walnuts. I wouldn't change a thing. The directions state to bake for 11 to 13 minutes. Cookies baked to the 13 minute mark are crispy throughout. Cookies baked to the 11 minutes mark are crispy on the outside- chewy on the inside. A perfect cookie either way.

1 comment:

Claire said...

These sound so good. I'm going to have to make some. They sound like ice box cookies except that you don't refrigerate them! Yummy! We're looking forward to cooler termperatures tomorrow after front comes through...the high is going to be 68. Sounds like you're a bit cooler! :-)