My favourite cookies growing up were always the ones that our old dutch neighbours would make for us. They were very plain and didn’t appear to be anything special, but had a very distinct flavour that I always remembered. I have always tried to replicate them, but had no idea how. At that age I suppose I was more concerned with consuming cookies then ingredient detective work (debatable as to how much this has changed). Then one day a year or so ago I came across a basic cookie recipe in a Jamie Oliver cookbook, which unexpectedly transported me back to the cookie eating days of my youth. It was a completely simple, but perfect, recipe.
The idea is to take this basic cookie recipe, and add to it. I have done this multiple times now, with my latest creation being one of my favourites- lemon rosemary cookies.
Mix all the ingredients together, and then add whatever flavours your stomach desires (such as lemon zest and chopped rosemary)…
Spoon the dough out onto some plastic wrap, and then twist and roll it into a log. Throw it into the freezer for as little or as long as you like, and then slice and bake in the oven for about 10 minutes at 375′.