Sunday, February 12, 2006

Maple-Walnut Spice Cookies

C is for Cookie was my favorite song growing up. I am a massive Jim Henson fanatic, and I always related to Cookie Monster more than any other muppet. Well, besides the Swedish Chef. We have kindred souls.

I have a monstrous sweet tooth. Monstrous, I say. So, as many people know, cookies are a necessity at my apartment. I was a little chocolated out from the Steeler Black and Gold cookies, so I leafed through my December 2005 issue of Cooking Light (the holiday cookie edition), and choose the yummy looking Maple-Walnut Spice Cookies!

The cookies themselves used brown sugar and maple syrup as sweeteners, so they ended up tasting like molasses were involved. The cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves along with the insane amount of flour created a sort of cakey gingersnap. The frosting was mostly milk, powdered sugar, and maple syup, and it ended up being a runny icing rather than a frosting. It was still good, and the crushed toasted walnuts had no problem sticking to the top.

I'm not sure if I would bake these again. They certainly got good reviews from the other cookie monster in the apartment, but the crumbly dough was kind of a pain to work with. However, after the effort, they were light, not too sweet, and lovely with some spiced tea. Mmm.

1 comment:

TheWorstWife said...

k is for kryssy, that's good enough for me.