Baking. Baking is doing something, right? You are up, moving around, active, creating - and to top it all off, the family loves it and encourages it. Right. Sort of. I've come to realize that my new found baking compulsion is really just cleverly disguised procrastination. I may well be doing something, but the bottom line is, I'm still not doing what I should be doing. It's a great excuse to not clean or do laundry or any of the millions of other things I should be doing. Then I get to procrastinate some more when it comes time to take pictures and blog about it.
Yesterday was no exception. More procrastination baking. And more cocoa. This time I blame it on the weather - it was nasty outside - pouring, windy, grey and just plain depressing. Why not warm up the house and my spirits with a little baking?
CLBB, someone recently posted about a Chocolate Chai Snickerdoodle. Sounded different and divine. I searched the internet to see if anyone else had tried this cookie and found that Anne at Anne's Food, Nicole at Slashfood and Jennifer over at Musings all made these same cookies.
I felt the cocoa was a bit overwhelmed by the wonderful spices, but it added a lovely color and probably a depth of flavor that would not otherwise be present. The spices are lively and have a nice bite - probably from the ginger and pepper. Funny enough, they complemented the Rosemount Shiraz I was drinking while watching Grey's Anatomy last night quite nicely. The cookies are light in texture - a bit chewy on the edges, softer in the middle. Not as dense as the previous two cocoa cookies I made this week - quite a bit lighter. Not my favorite cookie, and I'm not sure if I'll try them again, but it was fun to try something different and they are yummy enough to not go to waste, that's for sure.
Baking may be my favorite form of procrastination..........not only do I get to put off my dreaded chores, but the family is very forgiving........