Want your house to smell like a million bucks? Have an hour to spare? Just whip up a batch of cinnamon snaps! My dad introduced me to cinnamon snaps last year and I knew right away I needed the recipe so I could make them again. These cookies just ooze “fall”. They bring to mind leaves turning and fires crackling (we don’t have a fireplace) and cookies baking (duh). Suffice it to say they give me a warm fuzzy feeling. Also cinnamon snaps are in the select group of “Jake-approved” treats, so you know they must be good.
Thanksgiving dessert. Um…YES PLEASE. Oddly enough, I do not like pie. Let me rephrase that—I do not like pie crust. Even if you remove pies from the equation though, Thanksgiving always offers yummy desserts. Since I’m traveling 3½ hours to my brother’s house for the holiday, I am bringing a few desserts that travel well—chocolate chip cookies, cinnamon snaps and Arlene’s Pumpkin Bread.
The first time I had funfetti cookies was on Easter around 5 years ago. That year, we invited our friends Sara and Jordan over for Easter dinner. I made lasagna and all the fixings, and Sara brought dessert, introducing me to funfetti cookies for the first time! We all know I love cake. And frosting. And now I can have cake and frosting packaged in a neat little cookie that I can make in less than an hour. I am forever in your debt, Sara!
Most families spend the weeks before Halloween up to their shoulders in pumpkin guts. I prefer frosting and candy. Pumpkin carving is awesome, but my family’s go-to Halloween tradition is decorating cupcakes. Don’t be fooled–-it’s just as messy as carving pumpkins, but it’s a lot more fun licking frosting from your fingers than pumpkin innards.
A few weeks ago, my father-in-law asked me “Have you ever made cinnamon rolls?” He’s obviously on to me–he knows if he suggests a dessert, I’ll suddenly feel an overwhelming urge to make it. I’ve never made cinnamon rolls. But I love them. What’s not to love? Warm, soft, sweet, covered in icing…it’s the perfect comfort food for a brisk fall morning (or anytime!). We were having dinner at my in-laws’ house the following week, and I was bringing dessert. Why not give cinnamon rolls a try?
If there is one cookie that comes to mind when people think of me, it would be the chocolate chip cookie. It is my signature cookie. I’ve had this recipe memorized since I was a teenager. (Don’t ask me what I wore yesterday–that I cannot recall.) Looking back, I think I made chocolate chip cookies once a week in high school.