When we got out of the train station, the realisation started to creep up on me that the weather wasn’t as nice as I previously thought. Grey sky and crazy strong wind. Yeah, not a good sign. We headed towards the small pop up mall, boxpark, to get something to eat, but we realised that we would probably then have to eat outside, not a wise choice.
With our slowly declining enthusiasm, and increasing hunger, we battled through the wind reaching a small coffee shop (which had some of the best coffee ever) just as the rain started to spatter down. We drank hot, foamy cappuccinos sprinkled with cinnamon, and shared a slice of orange cake in the woody warmth of the café, whilst we watched that stupid rain fall outside.
So after all, maybe it wasn’t such a bad thing. If it wasn’t for this rainy-curse I have, then we wouldn’t have gone to the coffee shop, and I wouldn’t have remembered how amazingly well cinnamon and coffee go together. Then I wouldn’t have been inspired to make these cookies.
They’re soft, thick, slightly crisp snickerdoodles, flecked with flavour: browned butter, vanilla bean , ground coffee and cinnamon. The cookie dough is divided in half, one half – left classic vanilla, the other half – flavoured with coffee. Then the flavours are reunited and rolled in cinnamon-sugar, to make one pretty amazing treat.