31 Days of Cookbooks | Gooseberry Patch Farmhouse Christmas

I *might* have a little addiction to Gooseberry Patch cookbooks. I read them like a great novel, turning each page in eager anticipation of where it will take me in the story of food, family, and fellowship. The stories and quotes accompanying each recipe create that warm feeling of sitting around a circle with friends and family swapping favorite desserts and proven delicious meals.

I also *might* have a little addiction to cookies in general and snickerdoodles in particular. Cinnamon is one of my favorite flavors and smells, so when cinnamon is coupled with the perfect melt-in-your-mouth cookie . . . well, let’s just leave it at blissful! 🙂

Farmhouse Christmas Cookbook

All that to say, when I chose my favorite cookbook to share with you lovely Not Quiet Amish readers, it wasn’t hard. Farmhouse Christmas wins hands down. More than half the pages in this book are dog-eared and several of our favorite desserts, side dishes, and main courses came from the pages of this great Goosberry Patch cookbook.

Like many people, I tend to view recipes—especially cookie recipes—as a starting point. The snickerdoodle recipe in this cookbook is no exception. I also write in my cookbooks. I’ve been known to note when a dish was served, family members’ favorite snacks or side dishes, and, of course, changes I make to various recipes.

Snickerdoodle Recipe

I haven’t made many changes to the Snickerdoodle recipe in this cookbook, but I did make a couple. First, I use 1/2 cup of brown sugar with 1 cup of white sugar instead of the 1-1/2 cups of white sugar the recipe indicates. I love the way brown sugar deepens the cinnamon flavor. {You know that Cinnabon uses brown sugar instead of white sugar in their cinnamon rolls, right?}

And I add cinnamon and vanilla to the dough. Why? Because there can never be enough cinnamon, and what’s a cookie without a little vanilla added? These are my most-requested cookies and also the easiest to make!

Snickerdoodle Cookies

Doesn’t that make you want a cookie and a good cookbook to peruse? Gooseberry Patch cookbooks are my “go to” for a few reasons. The recipes are always easy to make and taste fabulous. The majority of ingredients tend to be items most people have on hand. And, the directions are simple enough my daughter can try her hand at baking or cooking as the urge strikes her. (Find similar Snickerdoodle recipes HERE and HERE.)

Do you read your cookbooks? And also, what’s your favorite cookie?

Married to her talented Worship Pastor husband and momma to a beautiful tween girl, Teri Lynne Underwood is living out her own happily ever after.  Author of Parenting from the Overflow and  Prayers from the Pews, she’s amazed at how God consistently uses ordinary people to communicate His extraordinary message.

Teri Lynne is learning a fresh perspective on life-exploring the way of living big without missing the small.  She writes almost daily at her blog and loves playing on Pinterest.  She’d love to connect with you on Twitter and Facebook.

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Comments

  1. Yummy!!!!

  2. Sandy Tucker says:

    How exciting to see a familiar face here! Love you, Teri Lynne!!!

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