Double Trouble…

Life is beyond busy as of late. I’m kind of scatterbrained a bit trying to get it all done. Case in point, my recent purchase. Now I don’t buy cookbooks very often anymore. I have to really, really want it before I fork over the money as I no longer have a monthly cookbook budget like I used to (yes, I really used to have one). But I was given a gift card and went looking for cookbooks.

I will admit that I am not impressed with most of the cookbooks currently out. I was supposed to receive a copy of SprinkleBakes: Dessert Recipes to Inspire Your Inner Artist but still haven’t gotten that. I did get a copy of Savory Sweet Life: 100 Simply Delicious Recipes for Every Family Occasion which I love and will tell you about at another time. But over all I’m not loving and or needing any cookbook out there right now. Too many single subject books which I am not that big of a fan of to be honest. Not to say that there are not some good ones, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home is a good example of that.

So I looked and looked and decided to give The Treats Truck Baking Book a shot. I ordered late at night and with not really knowing much about it other than I like food trucks. :) When it came there were two of them. Opps. I hit it twice and they sent me two. I’m too lazy to send one of them back so I figured I would just give the other one away. For the record I have been so tired that I have been dressing backwards, two different shoes, and leaving random stuff where it doesn’t belong. Like my shampoo in the freezer the other day while I was cleaning.

I’ve only made one thing from the book, these cookies, but they turned out yummy so hopefully the rest of the book is like that. These are a great cookie for tea. The original recipe wanted you to roll out the dough but unless I am making cookies some cool shape like a Lizard King or something I just roll it into a log and turn it into a slice and bake.

So if you want my extra copy of the cookbook, just leave a comment on this here blog (sorry only US addresses will be shipped to). You don’t have to Tweet about it, or FB like me, or anything like that. Just leave a comment telling me about a cookbook you have recently purchased that you liked or one you are looking forward to coming out. I’ll pick at noon (PST) on Monday June 4th.

Cinnamon Chip Cookies

½ cup unsalted butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
¾ cup cinnamon chips (I find them at Wal-Mart or Target)

Using a stand mixer with the paddle attachment cream together the butter and sugar on medium-high speed for 3 minutes.

Add the egg and vanilla and beat for another 30 seconds.

Add the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon to the bowl and mix on low speed until fully incorporated.

Fold in the cinnamon chips. This dough will be crumbly. You didn’t do anything wrong. :) You need to lay out plastic wrap and form two logs with the dough. Wrap in the plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes up to a day.

Remove from fridge and slice about ¼ of an inch thick. These don’t spread much so you can space them a little close on the greased cookie sheet.

Bake at 350F for 10 minutes.

Adapted from The Treats Truck Baking Book: Cookies, Brownies & Goodies Galore!

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  1. Danielle E. says:

    I recently picked up a book called Booze Cakes – I’ll admit, I haven’t actually made anything from it yet. For now, I’m content to flip through it and drool.

  2. Victoria says:

    Sultan’s Kitchen is my absolute favorite cookbook. I open it and salivate over the recipe names. :-D

  3. I’m really looking forward to Marshmallow Madness. I adore making marshmallows and I’m hoping to find some new twists on flavor that will hopefully top my Pina Colada marshmallows.

  4. Last cookbook I bought was Jeni’s. I bought it for Liam for Easter. We have made 2 so far and they rocked.

  5. Kristen says:

    The last cookbooks I purchased was that amazing deal on the Dorie Greenspan cookbook duo. Seriously, best purchase ever. Thanks for the head’s up on those!

  6. Kelly Michaels says:

    Most of my cookbooks tend to be in the dessert/bread categories, so it’s no surprise that one of my favorite authors is Nick Malgieri — he’s just such an incredible baker. He is coming out with a new book in the fall called “Bread!”, and I can’t wait to get it.

  7. I am drooling over the notion of the momofuku milk bar cookbook, that is on my wishlist!

  8. The last cookbook that I bought was my grandma’s church cookbook! It has a lot of family recipes and recipes that were used for the old Catholic school hot lunch…so fun

  9. Hmmm… I think the last one I bought was recipes for kids. The little ones love to help me cook anything and everything.

  10. I am looking forward to Smitten Kitchen’s cookbook that comes out on the fall

  11. There have been several recipes that call for cinnamon chips. It’s so unfair because I can’t seem to find them. I mean, I can probably live without them, but still, I would love to try cinnamon chips! Ok, rant is over. As for cook books. I’m not really into cook books/magazines as I once was. I’ve got so many things taged online that I need to shrink that list before I go off and buy new cook books :P

  12. I actually haven’t bought any lately (saving up for my wedding). But I do want to get the Smitten Kitchen book when it comes out.

  13. jacquie says:

    i haven’t purchased any cook books in a long time – nor do i intend to – being in extremely reduced economic circumstances.

  14. Those look yummy! I still can not find cinnamon chips anywhere- I wanted to make Churro Chex Mix for a Cinco de Mayo get together I was having, and I checked every store locally for like a month with no luck. Note to self- buy bags at Christmas.

    For cookbooks… my most recent purchase was Crazy About Cookies ( at Kohls. $2.50! I’m a sucker for cookbooks normally, but I’ll buy anything at that price. I really love the Kohl’s Cares items, especially the books/matching stuffed animals for kiddos.

  15. My cookbook budget is non-existent at the moment, but I did buy the “Everything Indian Cookbook” for a friend of mine and she is enjoying it a lot.

  16. My most recent cookbook acquisition is the one my husband got me for Mother’s Day. I would have bought it for myself, but he beat me to it. =) It’s Alice Medrich’s new book–Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts. I’ve been trying to cut down on my cookbook purchases and use the ones I have more, but Medrich is one of my favorite authors.

  17. Oh dear – that sounds like something I would do…(have done?) I hope you get some rest soon! I have pre-ordered the Smitten Kitchen cookbook – the last ones I received were the Gourmet Cookie Book and the Bon Apetit Dessert cookbook, both as Christmas presents.

  18. My cookbooks consists of going online ( because of our one income budget. However, when I was working, I bought all sorts of cookbooks/magazines for myself when I saw one I was willing to spend money on (oh how I miss having my own money to spend freely). The last book I bought was over year ago. It’s called Cooking from the Heart: The Hmong Kitchen in America; I had begged my husband to get it for me because once in a while I would crave something I grew up eating and I didn’t know how to cook much Hmong food; and as far as I know, it is the only Hmong cookbook available for purchase.

  19. I’ll admit that SprinkleBakes’ book sounds amazing. She’s so talented!

    PS: thanks for being a cheesecake Jedi! I make the creamy pumpkin for my husband, and he eats it in three days or fewer every time. :)

  20. I actually don’t have any cookbooks because there are so many great recipes online! I am intrigued by Dorie Greenspan’s Baking: From My Home to Yours though.

  21. I get lots of recipes online too! But I did win the Homesick Texan cookbook and enjoy it.

  22. It’s been forever since I’ve gotten a new cookbook. I’ve had my eye on the Lion House Bakery cookbook for a while…it came highly recommended from a few friends. I keep hoping my husband will look at my Amazon wish list!

  23. First off, thank you for posting this recipe…I ran across a bag of cinnamon chips in my baking cupboard yesterday and was looking for something to do with them!

    The last cookbook I bought was one on vegetarian cooking, which helped me to discover a love of eggplant, but otherwise reinforced my love of meat :)

  24. I’m still waiting for YOU to put out a cook book!!! :)

  25. I just ordered the King Arthur Flour Baking Companion. I want to try making more bread type things at home…

  26. Great cookies! I wish i could find cinnamon chips here…

    I love cookbooks, but my budget doesn’t allow me to go on a shopping spree, so I have to choose them carefully.



  27. My latest cookbook is raw food for dummies – but I got it through paperback swap

  28. I just took a cookbook out of the library today- I think that counts? :) Marcus Samuelson’s book on African Cooking. I think the last one I bought was a few years ago!

  29. amy marantino says:

    i am also looking forward to SprinkleBakes, and i just got the PW’s new book.

  30. Junglewife says:

    I don’t even remember the last cookbook I bought… the last one I acquired might have been the Pioneer Woman cookbook which my husband bought for my birthday a couple years ago!

  31. I don’t buy cookbooks. Thanks to awesome bloggers like you, I can always find fantastic recipes online. My husband however, likes to pick up interesting ones at used book stores. His latest find was A Century of Mormon Cookery.

  32. There are two I have on my radar. Deb Perlman’s books – when it comes out – will be awesome. And I’d love to have Joy the Baker’s new book.

  33. I’m really looking forward to Smitten Kitchen’s cookbook. Her blog was my first introduction to cooking/food blogs. I’d love to be able to write and take pictures like her.

  34. Piece of Cake!: One-Bowl, No-Fuss, From-Scratch Cakes…..because I make such a mess in the kitchen!

  35. I’m probably going to buy the Star Trek cookbook next time I order things from Amazon. It just looks too fun!

  36. Cool!!! Hope life gets less hectic soon P!

  37. Christina says:

    I picked up a copy of “Back In The Day Bakery Cookbook” at a local store. I tried to put it down. I just could not put it down. I checked out Amazon, yes it was there but I would have to wait two days. I left with the book. I have made two things and they were awesome. highly recommend!!! I’ve given it to my daughter and my mother

  38. The last one I bought was the Taste of Home Comfort Food Diet 2012 cookbook. There are so many delicious recipes in there, and I don’t feel guilty after enjoying one! Sooo good! I highly recommend it.

  39. Sharlotte says:

    My parents gave my Absolutely Chocolate: Irresistible Excuses to Indulge from Fine Cooking Magazine. I wasn’t expecting much from it since I had never heard of it and since I already had a few chocolate focused books. I was so surprised when everything I made from the book was delectable. My favorite is the mocha chocolate chip cupcakes with sour cream chocolate frosting.

  40. My most recent purchase was actually Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and it is wonderful. I also recently received a Williams Sonoma Family cookbook as a gift as I will be quitting my job to stay home in a month. Hopefully I will now have the time to make use of it.

  41. I just saw last week that Ina Garten has a new one coming out this fall, and I can hardly contain my excitement about that! My most recent love has been “Eating Local” by Janet Fletcher. The recipes are all driven by farmer’s market goods that are in season throughout the year.

    Thanks for the fun giveaway, Peabody! :)

  42. Valerie says:

    I love any of the Taste of Home cookbooks! The layout and range of recipes draws me in. ;-)

  43. Samantha says:

    Hi Peabody! I recently ordered David Lebovitz’s The Perfect Scoop. Waaaay behind the blogoshpere on this one but I can’t wait!

  44. These cookies look great!
    For Christmas I received Cook Like a Rock Star by Anne Burrell and Suzanne Lenzer. Every recipe has been a winner. The Olive Oil Cake has become my “go to”.

  45. I like Lidia’s cookbooks but the The Treats Truck Baking Book looks good. I’d love to have a copy. Thanks for the post.

  46. I can’t remember the last time I purchased a cookbook. I’ve been getting them from the library lately – just picked up Joy the Baker’s yesterday and I can’t wait to thumb through it.

  47. I’m a student, so I do not allow myself to fit recipe books into my budget. The cook book that I use the most is the one that all Norwegians get from the state in the 9th grade, as part of the mandatory cooking class in school, the recipes are healthy, basic, and pretty plain. I also use some Louisiana-cook books given to me by my American neighbour (I was on high school exchange in LA), and I love them dearly (both my neighbours and my cook books). However, I have been drooling over Sophie Dahls cook book for quite some time, and whenever I’m home, I always browse my mothers Jamie Oliver-books.
    ps: do not include me in the competition, I don’t live in the US
    Cheers, a Norwegian reader :)

  48. I love cinnamon and these cookies sound terrific! I would love to win the book.

  49. Annette says:

    Love those cinnamon chips! I have purchased The Cookie Dough Cookbook and can’t wait for it to come out next week.

  50. Some sort of crockpot cookbook I picked up at the library book sale. I prefer the internet…my bookshelves are crammed as it is. By the way, freezer shampoo sounds totally refreshing in this summer weather!

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