Hi friends! Happy National Cookie Day! I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than to share a fun recipe, Dorie Greenspan’s Vanilla Polka Dot Cookies, and a recent baking adventure too! This is my granddaughter, whom I affectionately call “Mini Sous.” She’s holding my grandmothers rolling pin. This rolling pin has been passed down from my grandmother, to my Mother, and now to me. Someday soon, it will belong to my daughter. For now, Mini Sous gets to use it to practice her two-year-old, cookie-dough-rolling, skills. We obviously still need to work on our picking up spoons off the floor skills.
Mini Sous just loves this rolling pin! Can you tell? She pulls it out almost every time she’s here.
Mini Sous and her little brother (Mini Two) are with me at least twice a week. I baby-sit while my daughter is at work. Being a grandparent is the best job! We do art projects, run around the back yard, go to the park and of course, bake things! The day we made these cookies, we were baking in our pajamas. That’s what you do at Omie’s house. Stay in your pajama’s and make cookies! Seriously! Best. Job. Ever!
In Dories book are these cute Vanilla Polka Dot Cookies. They looked like they would be fun to make with Mini Sous!
The recipe uses Dorie’s “Do-Almost-Anything Vanilla Cookie Dough and Swedish Pearl Sugar. The pearl sugar was new to me. I’ve never used it before. I had to buy it online, since my local store doesn’t carry it. Apparently it’s quite popular to use inside waffles. Perhaps we’ll try that next!
Together we made the dough and rolled it into balls. Then we rolled them in the Pearl Sugar and put them on the cookie sheet. They were messy, but that’s what happens when you bake with toddlers!
Once they were done and cooled, Mini Sous got to taste her creation! I think she approved! Of course, her little brother wasn’t too happy. He’s not quite old enough for a cookie… but his expression is priceless! Can’t you just see the “Whatever” on his face? Makes me laugh!
Go celebrate National Cookie Day with someone you love! Bake up something wonderfully delicious and share a cookie moment together. Cookies make everything better! Don’t you agree?
What’s your favorite cookie? I’d love to know. Leave me a comment below and let’s chat! Mine are classic Chocolate Chip cookies and frosted sugar cookies!
Until next time, friends! Live life deliciously!