So I hate to post about food on a fast-day, but these cookies are so delicious and ready so quickly that they are perfect for fast-day baking. Take whatever tiny bit of energy you have (and a tiny bit is really all you need for these cookies) and get started a half an hour before the fast is over tonight. Even so, they’ll likely be ready a few minutes early, the better to get your stomach rumbling.
I actually discovered this recipe from the Williams-Sonoma website this past Friday morning. We woke up at 5 something because of the insanely loud rain and wind (which managed to die down by the time we would have been up, funnily enough) and being too early to daven and in somewhat of a daze, I decided to look online for an easy dessert to make for Shabbos.
I found these cookies and they are so easy, with simple ingredients that you already have in your pantry- check out the recipe:
-To make these pareve I used margarine instead of butter
-While the recipe tells you to roll the dough into balls with your hands and then roll them in confectioners sugar, that is just not possible. The dough is incredibly sticky, and as such, I simply took a spoonful of dough, dropped it into the confectioner sugar, and then proceeded to roll it around into a ball. I highly recommend you forget attempting to roll it in your hands- I ended up with half of the batter stuck in my ring and on my hands- wasted.
-Next time, I would definitely listen to to some of the recipe’s reviews and add mini-choco chips. The texture of the cookie is perfectly moist on the inside and crunchy on top, but it could use a little more of a chocolate-kick.
And don’t forget to lick the batter once you’re done, or give it to your husband to finish…
Please God we won’t have to fast next year, and will be able to enjoy these cookies anytime. But in the meantime, make these cookies, learn some Torah while they’re baking (and then a little longer, since they only bake for approx. 10 minutes), and bask in your ability to make cookies that look quite fancy!