Posts tagged: cookies
My colleague and Slice writer Paul Turner shared some mail he received from a reader.
The reader said she is a “thrift store cookbook seeker” and found a recipe for Spokane Cookies in a book that she picked up on a trip with her daughter.
She copied and sent the page from a church cookbook compiled by the Woman's Society of Christian Service at the Ninth Street Methodist Church in Three Rivers, Mich.
“I wonder how many cooks in Spokane will be baking 'Spokane Cookies' for their friends,” she wrote in her note, which landed on my desk before the holidays.
I haven't come across a similar recipe searching the Dorothy Dean archive over the years. A quick web search didn't turn up any similar “Spokane Cookies.”
It makes me wonder if it was a recipe shared between friends and family, or if it is a reference to something other than this area.
Have you ever come across Spokane Cookies? What would you consider a Spokane cookie?
I can't help it. I always go overboard on the holiday baking.
Even with the promise of a cookie exchange with the talented bakers at my office, I still can't hold myself to baking just a couple different treats.
This year, perhaps my most restrained of recent memory, I only baked chocolate crinkles, peanut butter blossoms, sugar cookies and made caramels, turtles and kahlua. My husband also made his Mom's orange bread… for good measure and because he was missing the flavors of home.
I brought only the chocolate crinkles and peanut butter blossoms to the office exchange this afternoon…. Now, I have mints, truffles, biscotti, chocolate peanut butter pinwheels, spritz cookies, cherry cheesecake cookies, bourbon balls and more. Here's a shot of the spread just before we started swapping cookies.
There is no reason I should be consuming these treats, but it makes me happy to have a tray full of goodies to share with friends and family.
What treats make it Christmas at your house?
If you have flown on Delta, you’re familiar with the spiced, crispy cookies they’ve branded “Biscoff.” These are well-known in Europe by their original name: speculoos. The Lotus brand Biscoff and Trader Joe’s Bistro cookies have been available at grocery stores for a number of years.