Just in time for Thanksgiving, here’s a cookie recipe if you’re looking for a dessert.
It sometimes catches me by surprise when a smell or a song pulls a memory to the forefront of my mind. I’ve read and heard multiple times about these associations. About how maybe they can help a person study for a test because that music can help you then later recall the material.
One way I have experienced that is back in middle school I listened to my CD on repeat, while also at the time I was reading a series of books. I’d read for hours and stay up late at night with my music playing and reading. Now years later when I hear one of those songs I instantly also think of that book series.
Food can have this ability too. These cinnamon nut cookies I made remind me of my Aunt’s coffeecake. Her wonderful breakfast dish. I most particularly associate it to the morning after Thanksgiving, it is always popular with family and something we look forward to.
What associations between food and family do you have? Does a song remind you of a book you read?
Cinnamon Nut Cookies
1/2 cup Unsalted Butter
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Almond Butter
1 cup All-Purpose Flour
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 cup Rolled Oats
1/2 cup Chopped Nuts (recommend Walnut or Pecan)
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1 tsp Vanilla
1/2 cup Cinnamon Chips (or 1 tsp of ground cinnamon)
*If doubling: Double all ingredients except the eggs. For the eggs use 2 eggs and 1 yolk.
1. Preheat oven to 350F (325F convection)
2. Beat butter till pale.
3. Add sugars and beat together until light and fluffy.
4. Add egg and yolk and beat till just combining.
5. Blend in Almond butter, Cinnamon and Vanilla till combined
6. Sift together flour, salt, and soda then stir into almond butter mixture till just combined.
7. Stir in oats, nuts, and cinnamon chips and mix till a little after fully incorporated.
8. Scoop dough to form 1″ balls and place on ungreased cookie sheets.
9. Bake in preheated oven about 11 minutes.
10. Let cool for 5 minutes.