It’s funny how we crave food that makes us feel the opposite of what the weather might suggest.
In this case, we were in the middle of – yes – another snowstorm. Heaps and heaps of fluffy white stuff dumped on us. The streets buried and sparkling under the streetlamps. Deadly silent. Not a soul ventured outside.
And while I was tempted to experiment with a new recipe, another part of me just wanted a snuggly warm blanket, dog curled up at my feet, a mug of frothy hot chocolate, and a couple of my all-time favourite chewy spice cookies. You can guess what happened next
Spice cookies won by a long shot. I had actually been meaning to archive the recipe online anyway, since the original, scrawled on a scrap of paper bearing the marks of plenty of usage, was looking rather shabby.
And so it was that as the snow continued to blanket the city through the night, we curled up at home with the earthy smells of cinnamon and clove perfuming my cosy kitchen.
Try out the recipe here. It’s wonderfully versatile!