Sunday, February 5, 2017

If you read my blog carefully, you'll have seen that a few weeks ago I did something I hadn't done before: double-post a recipe.

For some reason, I had no memory of posting Gingery Sweet Potato and Apple Saute in March 2015, and didn't even realize the duplication until a week after posting it again in January. At least, one might argue, they were nearly two years apart.

I'll admit life is busy now - in addition to my full-time (plus overtime) contract position, I'm juggling a few freelance projects. And maybe that's making me absent-minded. Because when I went to post a recipe today, I hovered over the cauliflower-kale gratin photos on my computer before realizing I'd posted that one six weeks ago.

After that near-miss, I triple-checked that I hadn't already posted my recipe for Garam Masala cookies. And I'm happy to say this is a brand-new recipe for my blog! I've made so many cookies in my life that it's rare to come across one that's completely different, but this one truly is. I wouldn't have imagined how great an impact garam masala would have on a batch of cookies. And I promise you this - if you make these cookies, you'll never forget them.

Garam Masala Kitchen Sink Cookies

Adapted from Third Thursday Community Potluck Cookbook by Nancy Vienneau

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp fresh orange zest
1/4 tsp orange extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoons garam masala
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup dried cherries 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a stand mixer, beat butter and sugars until creamy. Add egg, orange zest, and orange extract and beat well. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, and garam masala. Stir the flour mixture into the creamed sugar mixture a little at a time until combined. Fold in oats, toasted pecans, chocolate chips and dried cherries, and stir until just mixed.

Drop rounded tablespoons full onto a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper and bake for 12 minutes, or until golden brown.



Natalie Aguirre said...

I'm not sorry you posted that recipe twice because it reminded me that I want to try it sometime. Glad you have a lot of contract work. Me too. In fact, I'm taking a break on a Sunday night from work. Sigh.

The cookie recipe reminds me of Indian flavors. Yum!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...
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Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

LOL...sometimes I have to do a recipe search on my blog to see if I've shared an old favorite or not. I didn't even realize you had reposted the same recipe. I've actually been updating old photos, since it gives me an excuse to some of those recipes again. I love oatmeal cookies and these have a fun twist with the garam masala!!

Jemi Fraser said...

That's funny! :)

I didn't know what garam masala was until I looked it up - and now I want these! Sounds delicious :)

Inger @ Art of Natural Living said...

That's funny--I had a nearly identical experience recently, except I caught my almost-duplication just in time. Too many years of blogging I guess!

Unknown said...

What a great use for garam masala! I've never thought of using it in sweet biscuits.

Angie's Recipes said...

I love the add of garam masala in these cookies. Definitely a must try for me.

Velva said...

Life happens. So much happening at one time. Double posting can be a good thing just in case your readers missed a great recipe.

Take care.


That Girl said...

I feel like everyone who's been blogging for a while has done that!

Unknown said...

Woah! So glad that you shared it twice. Never knew garam masala could be used in cookies. I have never tried these garam masala cookies, so it is a must try recipe for me.


Unknown said...

All the add ins sound so good and garam masala is so unique for cookies. I rarely make the same recipe twice, so I don't typically have that problem, but I can definitely see how it would happen.

Monica said...

Love these unique cookies! And repetition is understandable with your busy schedule! Good luck balancing it all...cookies help!

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

Hi Beth, I bet these are delicious, love garam masala. Don't worry I think we are all a little forgetful sometimes;)

Gingi said...

I have had such a frikkin sweet tooth recently, and those just look way too frikkin good!!! -

grace said...

oh, no worries. the good ones deserve a second hit. :)
this is a very interesting recipe--i've definitely never seen or used garam masala in a dessert. worth trying, for sure!

Pam said...

This is my kind of cookie, looks delicious, Beth! I double-posted way back when and learned I have to double check everything I do now. But actually, it might be a good thing, for those who missed it the first time around. Have a great week!

Kitchen Riffs said...

I came really, really close to publishing a duplicate recipe once. Had the post all written and was working on the pictures and thought to myself that the subject seemed oddly familiar. Oops! :-) Anyway, great looking cookies. And a cool way to use garam masala. Thanks!

Unknown said...

It happened to me once as well. I took pictures of a dish and edited them before realizing I had posted the exact same recipe more than one year ago... :) This sounds really interesting, making cookies with garam masala, I would love to try them.

handmade by amalia said...

Those of us who missed the recipe the first time around were very happy for the repeat :-)

Gloria Baker said...

I dont remember this but look absolutely delicious Beth!!

Ruth Schiffmann said...

I love the look of these - all that wonderful texture! Pecans, cherries, and chocolate chips? I'm sold! Although I have to admit, I have no idea what garam masala is. (Off to Google it now ...)

Katerina said...

The more busy I am the more I forget! It goes with the territory! Your cookies are truly original!

Marcelle said...

Beth, I've forgotten I blogged recipes or surprised myself with things I included in old pictures in posts! Always fun to look back and see how the mind works :) These cookies with garam masala look delicious and definitely sound unforgettable!!

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

Well this truly is a different cookie recipe…I never would have thought to add garam masala to cookie dough. Thanks so much for sharing and this is definitely not one you have posted before.

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