Little Cookies

I don’t have much to say about these cookies other than to say they are really, really delicious and you need to make them. The recipe comes from Heidi Swanson, who wrote about them on her blog 101 Cookbooks this past week.

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Although, my cookies were not as itsy bitsy as intended–the original posted recipe stated each cookie dough ball to be a 1/2 tablespoon and now has been changed to the corrected 1/2 teaspoon–they were very tasty.

I’m going to make them again, because there is something about little, tiny cookies that is calling my name. 😛

Itsy Bitsy Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

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What?! More cookbooks?

The first cookbook is Heidi Swanson’s Super Natural Cooking. Heidi is a well-known natural/vegetartian food blogger who created 101 Cookbooks. It’s a great website full of healthy recipes. I’m trying to incorporate healthy (but yummy!) ingredients such as whole grains, beans, alternate flours, etc into my cooking and baking and I think this is the perfect cookbook to guide me.

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Yesterday, I made the Seed-Crusted Amaranth Biscuits. Biscuits, in general, are very easy to make and these were no exception. They only difference was that they were made with whole wheat all-purpose, whole-wheat pastry, and amaranth flours. The flavor is complex and layered and completely different than typical buttermilk biscuits, but no less yummy. These were perfect with the homemade potato-leek soup I made for dinner yesterday.

The second cookbook is The Art and Soul of Baking from Sur la Table and Cindy Mushet. I love, love, love this cookbook. The pictures are gorgeous, the recipes look good, and there are a bunch of helpful tips and ideas that I think will help me become a better baker.

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I must have been in the mood for a baking marathon yesterday, because I also made the Old-fashioned White Bread. We’re using it for sandwiches this week instead of buying store or bakery-bought bread. There’s something about homemade bread that makes it absolutely wonderful even though I am nowhere being a master baker (or even an apprentice baker 😛 ).