2 beaten eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup butter
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. orange zest
Until fluffy, set aside.
In a smaller mixing bowl, sift together:
2 1/2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
Dash of salt
Fold dry ingredients into creamed mixture. It will get harder as you go, but it is worth it for a light cookie.
Chill dough for 1/2 hour, a necessary evil, as the dough is less than firm when finished. Adding flour would solve this, but would also make for a dry cookie, and no one wants that.
Form dough into small balls (I use a melon scooper to scoop the dough and then roll it in my hands), and roll in a bowl containg !/4 cup sugar and 2 tsp. cinnamon. When the dough ball is covered, place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake at 400 degrees for 7-9 minutes. Err on the side of a bit raw vs. overcooked. A few seconds too long and the sugar on the bottom of the cookie turns to solid carbon, yuck.
If the cookies get stale, put them in a ziplock bag with a piece of bread for 12 hours or so and they will be nice and soft again (this works for any cookie).
Review: Crispy on the outside and moist and toothy inside. The orange zest doesn’t come through obviously until the aftertaste. As you eat the cookie, it is just a subtle thing, dancing with the vanilla. The orange and cinnamon go very well together, and the amount of vanilla is small enough not to discolor the dough.
I used a melon baller to measure out the cookies, so they are all really small. I got 6 1/2 dozen out of this recipe, very petit cookies.
Today, no fucking around with recipes, I will find the one I am looking for and follow it to the letter. It’s a chocolate cookie recipe that I have never tried before.
And Doc brought home more chocolate chips. Mostly for fudge.
And I think I’ll make some Tract Housing Quiches today. We up the class by using crescent roll dough as the crust instead of biscuit dough. This should be interesting.
Doc has given up on getting my Thanksgiving dinner. So I’m left with a can of candied yams, pumpkin pie filling, condensed milk, pie crust and redi-whip. So I’m having pie on Thanksgiving. Pie and cookies. And fudge.
Try these cookies, they are grand!