Another recipe from Bon Appetit magazine (February 1986). This came from Foothills House, in Calistoga, California. I've never stayed there but from the online reviews, it's a wonderful little country inn with fabulous service and as of 2008 they were still giving these cookies to their guests every night. If I'm ever in that part of California for the night, I'm going to stay there! These are sweetly spiced cinnamon and ginger flavoured chocolate chip cookies rolled in powdered sugar before baking. I'm very glad the owner of the inn shared these with Bon Appetit.
- Cream butter and mix in brown sugar, egg and vanilla.
- Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and salt and blend into butter mixture.
- Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts (Sometimes I leave these out or substitute pecans.).
- Refrigerate until dough is firm.
- Preheat oven to 375ºF. Lightly grease baking sheets.
- Break off small pieces of dough and roll into 1" rounds. Dredge in powdered sugar.
- Arrange on prepared baking sheets at least 2" apart.
- Bake 10 minutes.
- Cool 5 minutes on the sheets before transferring to racks to cool completely.
- Store in airtight container.