This Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was selected by Küchenlatein. It's a plain sugar cookie that is anything but. While it looks like any other sugar cookie, this treat is surprisingly rich and tasty. I had my friend try one after she professed that she doesn't like sugar cookies, and she was wowed. She stated that these brought back nostalgia of cookies she used to have when she was little, and that these were the first sugar cookies since then that she's liked. Dorie gets another one right.
After making the batter and cutting the cookies out, I sprinkled them with granulated sugar before baking them. These cookies shouldn't be crowded with icing, which would only take away the basic flavors that these embody. I thought sprinkling the tops with a bit of sugar would give them a little more visual appeal - now they sparkle under the lights while they're being served. The addition of cinnamon, while flavorful, could dampen the overall effect.
Recipe: Baking: From My Home to Yours, by Dorie Greenspan, pp. 146 - 147