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In the Kitchen: The One Without a Recipe

Filed under: In the Kitchen — Kristi at 6:04 am on Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Post dinner fika with rye & spelt bondkakor (Swedish peasant cookies), a lightly sweetened refrigerator cookie with almonds.

Oh, dear readers, I tried to have a new recipe for you today for a refrigerator or icebox cookie. I find making such cookies meshes with the work schedule well. I can quickly whip together the dough one evening and bake it the next. Or even just slice and bake fresh as needed if I freeze the roll of dough.

My goal for this recipe was to have something semi-healthy, only slightly sweet, and sized so I could have 2 or 3 for a reasonable calorie count with my coffee for mid-morning fika. I find, even if small, I’m more satisfied mentally with multiples. I hit all those marks. They are good. They are about 50 calories a piece. But, they taste “everyday,” if that makes sense.

I can’t help but feel the recipe isn’t quite ready even though the results were met with much praise at knitting Monday night. The baggie (yes, an inelegant baggie, because if I had run the 2.25 miles to The Clubhouse with them in any other container they would have been refrigerator crumbs and not cookies) made two loops around the already laden table. Amanda was the only one to offer up a suggestion for improvement and that was to dip them in dark chocolate. And let’s get real, what isn’t improved by a quick dive into a pool of rich, dark chocolate? Very little if you ask me!

My morning fika!

I do have a few ideas rolling around in my head for possible enhancements without resorting to the magic of dark chocolate. I haven’t settled on one yet. I may have to try a couple of the ideas. If waistlines in our house are to maintain their smaller dimensions I’m not making more than one batch a week! Okay, maybe I will and we’ll just bake as needed so we can taste test side-by-side. I may also need to coerce more taste testing from the knit gals to help me pick the best version.

I want to be able to present you with an easy, satisfying and somewhat special recipe, not an “everyday” one. I definitely do not want to post it as is just because it is Wednesday and I don’t have anything else food-related to share this week. I won’t promise to have it for you next week either. Maybe. But know it is coming soon!

What kind of cook or baker are you? Are you always tweaking, trying to make things better or do you follow all recipes as is and just forget them if it doesn’t really suit you?


Comment by mrspao

February 7, 2013 @ 1:51 pm

How about some pumpkin spice and poppy or sesame seeds.

Comment by Jeanne

February 7, 2013 @ 2:22 pm

Oh, yum. Icebox cookies! Brings so many memories back. My Mom used to make them. My husband loves to cook and is always changing up recipes. I tend to not make changes if happy with the results. I think that comes from being tired after a long day or week of work.

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