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. Jessica A says:

    I just bought Home Baked Comfort (waited for it to go to Amazon from Williams Sonoma so I could get the discount) but it’s just been too hot to bake anything yet. Sigh.

    Oh, and in my prednisone haze the other day, I came to work with my shirt on backwards. Double-sigh.

  2. Megan P. says:

    My favorite bought cookbook to date is my Ball Complete Guide to Home Preserving, but my preferred cookbook is the huge three-ring binder that I use to store the recipes I’ve collected from my mom, the internet, and cooking magazines.

  3. Kourtney says:

    Your recipes always make me crave some delicious homemade dessert, but my favorite cookbook is a well worn copy of a Young Farmers cookbook from when my parents were still young enough to be members. So many tasty recipes and memories.

  4. I most recently purchased Michael Symon’s Live To Cook. I love his cooking and wanted to try his cookbook. I haven’t tried any recipes yet.

  5. The last cookbook(s) I bought were the great Dorie Greenspan Amazon deal but they are still sitting on my coffee table. =( With a 13 month old, baking has been hard to cram in. I’ve paged through it and already marked several to do recipes… so I will eventually get there!!

  6. Looks like a great cookbook! My most recent cookbook is the Back in the Day Bakery cookbook, which looks awesome! I just moved last weekend, so I haven’t gotten the chance to bake from it yet, but I’m really excited to! :)

  7. Hmm I haven’t bought a cookbook in quite awhile but I would love to buy the Joy the Baker cookbook that came out recently. Those cinnamon chip cookies look great!

  8. Melissa C. says:

    The last cookbook I got was Pioneer Woman’s first one

  9. Cheryl in AL says:

    I am looking forward to the next Christy Jordan cookbook. She does southern foods and has her own webpage I have followed for years.

    I also need to pick up the Pioneer Woman’s last cookbook. I have never made anything from her first book that my husband didn’t like.

  10. I haven’t even received my latest cookbook purchase yet! The Homemade Pantry is on its way! I also love but can’t resist a good find, now and then! When figuring the cabinets for our current home, I included three pretty glass fronts so I could actually SEE my cookbooks. Unfortunately, not even half fit behind those three doors!!! I think there must be some kind of cookbook buying virus going around!

  11. Sarah C says:

    I recently got the Sprinkles Bakes cookbook, and while the recipes intimidate me, I LOVE looking through it. It’s like baking porn.

  12. I’m enjoying a Southern Living Heirloom Recipes cookbook I bought not too long ago.

    Thanks for the chance to win! Sounds like a fun cookbook but one I probably wouldn’t buy.

  13. stephanie says:

    OMG I see I am not the only lush who bought Booze cakes, loved the long island cake….

  14. Sure hope things slow down for you soon so you can have a minute to breathe! I recently bought Pioneer Woman’s latest cookbook, and while I haven’t made anything from it yet, I’ve been drooling over the pictures and recipes!

  15. Judy Krist says:

    I know you won’t mail to Canada, but had to tell you I love, love love, Dorie Greenspan, Baking from my home to yours and Around my french table, wishing you would do a cookbook!

  16. My most recent cookbook purchase was one of the Magnolia Bakery books — use it regularly.

  17. I haven’t bought one in a long time but I plan to buy the Smitten Kitchen cookbook this fall.

  18. Jessica J. says:

    The last cookbook I bought was the America’s Test Kitchen cookbook (at a garage sale). I love their recipes! I just wish they’d publish a low calorie version of a lot of them :)

  19. I just purchased The Farm by Ian Knauer. I am excited about trying a lot of the recipes with the vegetable from my garden this summer.

  20. Victoria says:

    I recently bought Joy the Baker’s cookbook. I haven’t made anything from it yet, but I think I wanted to make pretty much every recipe!! :)

  21. Jennifer says:

    I recently bought Veganomicon, although I haven’t had a chance to make anything yet. My dad has adopted a diet which is vegan 6 1/2 days a week (he has one meal a week which he doesn’t limit). So, I wanted to try out a few recipes and then share the ones I thought my dad would like with my mom (who does all the cooking).

    I, however, am not vegan and LOVE baking cookbooks. They’re my favorite. I always tell myself I have enough, or too many, and then go buy another one. :)

  22. Top of my cookbook wishlist is Well Fed. Sounds like you’re pretty frazzled. I hope you catch up on sleep, or whatever is missing!

  23. OK. What have you got against us foreigners? I am feeling slighted. The last cookbook I have bought was called Nordic Bakery by Miisa Mink. My daughter’s Swedish boyfriend came for Christmas with us and I wanted to do some traditional Scandinavian things. The Tosca cake looks fab, too. I liked the oat and carrot rolls, also.

  24. Cookbook budget? You mean you don’t just buy cookbooks anytime you want? (LOL). So waiting for the new Ina Garten which comes out in October. Last book I bought was Martha Stewart American Food but favorite new cookbook is the Prudence Penny cookbook from the 40’s a friend gave me (it was her Grandmothers…yes, when friends clean out their relatives houses, they know to donate the cookbooks to me :) Reading all the comments here have given me a new list of cookbooks to get!

  25. I have to admit those cookies look sooooo good, I’ll throw my hat into your contest too. I don’t have a lot of cookbooks- I try a lot off of allrecipes website before committing them to print for my baking shelf. But one of the best for me was King Arthur Flour Cookie companion, the essential cookie. I won a contest last holiday season for the cinnamon lemon drops. :)

  26. I love my Jeni’s ice cream recipe book.

  27. Pauline says:

    I just got Easy Recipes for Wild Game and Fish, since my neighbors here all brought welcome packages of caribou and bear meat. I was kind of surprised to find the author included squirrel recipes though. Who calls squirrels wild game?

  28. Pauline says:

    I just got Easy Recipes for Wild Game and Fish, since my neighbors here all brought welcome packages of caribou and bear meat. I was kind of surprised to find the author included squirrel recipes though. Who calls squirrels wild game?

  29. Just bought The New Best Recipe from the Cooks’ Illustrated people…really addicted to reading their OCD explanations for each recipe. I’d bought the book for a friend’s birthday present, flipped through it and decided it was cool enough to get my own copy too! I am really looking forward to Smitten Kitchen’s cookbook.

  30. My most recent spontaneous cookbook purchase was The Tupelo Honey Cafe, I read about it on a blog and just bought it. It’s a cafe in Asheville NC, some good southern recipes.. Great sauces

  31. KristinaYellow says:

    Took me 5 yrs but I finally caved and got Baking From My Home to Yours. Actually, only got it since it was on a huge sale but still. It’s my most recent splurge. :)

  32. The Tuscan Sun cookbook is a great escape to my dream of Italian villas sitting around with fine food, great wine and best friends. I’m kind of hoping I could friend some of the beautiful people pictured in the book! But I am strangely addicted to fiction novels (trashier the romance the better) that include recipes as part of the story. Beauty & the Feast was a free download I devoured! Eva’s salted maple caramel sauce or chocolate sauce with red wine as a romantic dessert sounded intriguing.

  33. nancy brezina says:

    My son has a small soup, all homemade daily, restaurant in Georgetown and sometimes makes treats to give away, and my ex neighbor has just gone into the food truck business in Seattle. I am positive that either one of them would love to have that cookbook! Thanks for you and your blog and Crazy Cocker Spaniel! We are the proud owners of 2 rescued Cockers.

  34. The magnolia bakery cookbook. So far all I’ve made was the buttercream but it’s yummy and I will be making it again. Hopefully the other recipes are good too.

  35. The most recent cookbook I purchased was “Cooking for Baby.” But, the most recent cookbook I bought for myself was Gourmet Magazine’s “Gourmet Cookie Book.” It contains the best cookie recipes from the magazine from 1941 – 2009. A bit of an oldie, but it had been on my list for a while! I can’t wait to make cookies for Christmas this year!

  36. Jennifer says:

    Thanks to the internet, I don’t need cookbooks anymore. However, I did recently pick up “You Can Cook” by Annabel Karmel, in hopes of inspiring my girls to cook.

  37. I don’t buy a lot of cookbooks these days either. Thanks for giving your spare away!


  39. It’s not super new (and you might even have it already), but I just bought and LOVE Flour by Joanne Chang. Not only is she a smart, smart pastry chef, she explains her techniques, and her recipes include gram measurements. Amen! I won’t buy a baking book that doesn’t include weight measures–it’s not worth it. Just wanted to say that those cookies look awesome, and I intend to make them because I have 3 bags of cinnamon chips in my fridge; I can’t get enough of them.

  40. Lisa J. says:

    I don’t buy too many cookbooks these days; I have been using internet recipes far more than ever. Still, I have been thinking about the Jeni’s ice cream book; you may have convinced me.

  41. The treat truck parks outside of my office sometimes and it’s so good! The best food book I’ve bought recently is a everlasting meal by Tamar Adler, though it’s not strictly a cookbook per say. My favorite recent cookbook cookbook is probably the momofuku milk bar cookbook. Yum!

  42. The last cookbook I got was Bittersweet by Alice Medrich. I love cool, trendy, retro desserts so I am hoping to get the Amy Atlas dessert table book as well as this Treats Truck book, which would be an awesome complement!

  43. I bought Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home last year after receiving an ice cream maker for my birthday. Awesome recipes that make creamy, smooth ice cream.

  44. Stephanie says:

    I have been kicked out of two libraries because I get cookbooks out and I can’t part with them! It’s so horrible, I know. I guess I should get on that. Thank you for this chance and for not making me do all sorts of stuff for it :)

  45. Patty Jensen says:

    My last cookbook I purchased was “Bakewise” by Shirly Corriher. And I know that I clearly must have wanted it, as when I looked on my cookbook shelf….there was another copy!! I totally get where you are coming from, Peabody!

  46. Wow! I love, love, love the Treats Truck but I never knew there was a cookbook!

  47. I just got the following from Amazon…luckily I only ordered one of each (ha ha)
    Baking: From My Home to Yours
    Dorie Greenspan
    Cook Like a Rock Star: 125 Recipes, Lessons, and Culinary Secrets
    Anne Burrell

  48. My last cookbook was Better Homes and Gardens Heritage Cook Book- a lot of American history and cultural history mixed with a variety of recipes- the really old ones make me appreciate having modern appliances!

  49. I recently bought Sugar Baby by Gesine Bullock Prado. I love it and have made the jump into more candy making!

  50. The last cookbook I bought and loved was Baking: From my Home to Yours. Agreed, too many single subject books. I’m always looking to add to the collection, I just don’t have a cookbook budget anymore, either.

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