Oh, blog world, I miss you! My computer is painfully slow right now and there seems to be OTHER things to do than sit at the computer and follow the lives of others. I have so many blog ideas rolling around in my brain right now and just not enough of a window to sit down and pound them out. So while my injured hubby relaxes on the couch (pinched nerve in his back) and a glass of wine waits for me on the kitchen counter I will quickly share my cookie of the week....one of the most simple cookies in the world yet I have never made them until the other day. Perfect cold weather cookie recipe and the ingredients are always there. This is from Nigella Lawsons's How to Be a Domestic Goddess:
Combine the following in a bowl:
1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Cream together these in this order:
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/3 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Mix dry into wet until smooth (can take some time, it's thicker than most cookie doughs) then squeeze off pieces of dough and roll between palms into walnut sized balls. Roll these little babies into a mixture of:
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
Place on a cookie sheet (I did not grease and it was fine but the recipe says "prepared") and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. These are not meant to be flat, but more like a denser, drier doughnut hole. They are really irresistable and great with a cup of tea.
Hope to catch up with my "followers" soon.