Last Monday was my 30th birthday (hence the new Kitchenaid in the last post ), and I don’t normally do the party thing but I decided I wanted a nostalgic little bonfire-type party with a few friends. More specifically, I felt the need for mulled wine, cider and s’mores. Which is exactly what we did. For those of you not familiar with American culinary traditions, s’mores are a campfire treat made by toasting a marshmallow over a fire, them smooshing it between graham crackers with a thin piece of chocolate so it all melts together. Nom.
Oatmeal cookies (and yes, they are oatmeal cookies, I can’t bring myself to call them ‘porridge cookies’ even though I’ve learned to eat porridge not oatmeal for breakfast) are a bit of a childhood nostalgia thing for me. A couple of oatmeal cookies and a glass of milk were about as good as it got for an afternoon snack.
Just a quick note to inform you that these are amazing. Especially when you add walnuts. You know you need to make them right now.
Apologies for all the biscuit posts lately – the next one will be cake, I promise. But these were something I couldn’t pass up – I have a somewhat obsessive love of desserts made with green tea (started on a trip to Japan years ago where I pretty much ate nothing but sashimi, gyudon and green tea icecream). Our local tea shop didn’t have any matcha in stock, but did manage to scrounge a little test packet that had almost exactly 1 1/2 tbsp in it – perfect for this recipe (link below).
These shortbread are perfect if you don’t want something too sweet and are after something a little different. A word of warning though – like the author, I used a 1-inch cookie cutter, which resulted in biscuits so cute and small rather a lot of them found their way into my mouth. You have been warned.
These were another Pinterest find that my slightly at a loose end, computerless, holiday self whipped up yesterday. Good for those times you just need something quick and simple and yum.
Lemon Crinkle Cookies (via Lauren’s Latest)