A Birthday Recap + Rosemary Cookies
Hi friends! Did you know that yesterday was my birthday?
I’m now officially in my thirties.
Actually, it wasn’t as existential angst-inducing as I thought it might be. This was one of the happiest, easiest birthday I’ve had in years. It was just a good, fun day.
We started off with some baby bed antics:
…and then went to the local nature preserve, where I knocked out four miles running, and Ryan walked with Lila and the pups.
You know what’s really exciting?
Realizing that you have a snack container full of puffs for the walk:
The rest of the day was just low-key, in the best way possible. Around 8:00, after we put Lila to bed, we had a few friends over for wine and dessert. I love this way of socializing—we don’t have to worry about keeping Lila out or up too late, and unless we get REALLY rowdy, she’s a very heavy sleeper, so we’re able to see our friends and have adult conversations (and beverages ) without even leaving the house or getting a babysitter!
Anyway, for our friends’ visit, I wanted to make something to snack on…but I kind of wanted to make something a little…*different.*
Enter: the rosemary cookie.
This cookie is sweet and buttery (thus, “cookie”), but it also has the unexpected flavor of rosemary. I thought these were really good—dense, a little chewy, very buttery, and again, a little different from your average cookie. Here’s what I did:
Rosemary Spelt Cookies
1 cup spelt flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 stick softened butter
2 tbsp. finely minced rosemary
1/2 tsp. salt
granulated sugar for rolling
Heat oven to 350.
Combine all ingredients except granulated sugar in a standing mixer. Beat until combined and dough is formed.
Scoop out dough by the tbsp. and roll into balls. Roll in granulated sugar.
Bake for 10 minutes on an ungreased cookie sheet, until golden.
These were the perfect treat for our little wine party!
We have today off—this has ended up being a FIVE day weekend with our snow days and MLK day combined. Not too shabby!
Have a great day!
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