Cookie School Part 1a – Variations on the Foundation Drop Cookie

I want to talk about love and how love fits into why I decided to learn how to make different kinds of cookies. I used to get away with just making chocolate chip cookies. Then my husband got false teeth and he couldn’t eat them anymore without an incredible amount of pain.

The thing is, I really only bake cookies for my husband, though other people eat them. It makes it very easy to include love in the recipe because I just have to think about my husband when I bake. When he couldn’t eat my cookies anymore, even when dipped in milk, I had to expand my cookie repertoire.

To make these variations, add the ingredients after the wet and dry ingredients from the foundation drop cookie recipe have been thoroughly mixed. The cookbook suggests 3 variations.

Variation 1 – Add 1 cup of dried fruit such as raisins.

Variation 2 – Add 1 cup chopped nuts

Variation 3 – Spice Drop Cookie

Add 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves to make this variation.

Spice Drop Cookies

I was hesitant about the cloves because they didn’t taste very good when I tried it in cinnamon rolls, but in this cookie it was a nice balance.

The photo was my attempt to be geometric, something different.

Variation 4 – Mint with Lemon Drop Cookie

I decided I had to create one of my own variations. This is kind of a refreshing cookie.

Mint & Lemon

1) a small handful of mint leaves (about as much as in the photo above).
2) 1 Lemon

1) Chop the mint leaves into small pieces.
2) Add 1 teaspoon squeezed lemon juice

Mint w:Lemon Juice Drop Cookie

Goodbye foundation drop cookie. Next cookie recipe will be Cocoa Drops!

Mint w/Lemon Juice Drop Cookies #2

Love, Ana

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