Charlotte is doing a fun series on writers who bake. I’m on today’s post with two cookie recipes.
I’m sharing two cookie recipes because in our house they’re called “Mommy Cookies” and “Daddy Cookies.” The first is my mandelbrot cookies. They are my favorite cookies, which is why they’re called Mommy Cookies. They’re like biscotti with dark chocolate chips and cinnamon and sugar. This recipe came from a cousin, and then I refined it. I used to bring them to archivists when I was working on my dissertation.
The other cookies are Welsh Cookies, which are cooked on a griddle or fry pan like pancakes. I’ve discovered my cast iron fry pan works great. The recipe came from my husband’s grandmother, though I’ve changed it to butter–the recipe originallyused lard and margarine.
Mandelbrot (aka “Mommy Cookies”)
3 ¾ cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup oil
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp vanilla and a little bit of almond extract (maybe about ¼ tsp?)
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It really is a fun series that Charlotte is doing.
No kidding. 🙂
Less chocolate chips? What in the world! Both cookies sound yummy. Thanks for sharing, Merril. Has it started to snow?
I know, right? 😀. The air seems very damp, but I don’t think anything is falling right now. They changed our forecast–now it’s rain and sleet and snow. YUCK! I’d rather have snow.
Thanks for sharing your recipes Merril. I always drool over your food photos so this is exciting to get recipes. I’ll definitely be trying the Mommy cookies and who knows, perhaps the Welsh ones too!
Thank you, Janice. I hope you like them!
They look like my kind of cookie 🙂
Your cookie recipes sound so good! I’m not much of a baker BUT I’m willing to give it another try with one (or both) of your recipes 🙂
Well, enjoy if you make them! Let me know if you have questions because I know these are not the most exact recipes. 😀
Yum. Any left?
I haven’t made either recently. 😀
Both sound delicious.
You had me at cookies.