Liking pages on Facebook has perks. Sometimes, you can enter exclusive contests. Sometimes, you get special coupons. And sometimes, you see test baking requests from talented people. So, I jumped on the opportunity when Blue Bottle’s pastry chef asked if any Facebook fans were interested in test baking for her upcoming cookbook.
The first set of test recipes were the cookies. They all sounded delicious, and many of them delvious, but these Saffron Vanilla Snickerdoodles called out to me. They are unique, I love snickerdoodles, and I’ve had some saffron and a vanilla bean waiting idly in my spice collection for the right recipe.
I followed the recipe to a T and the lovely cookies you see here came out of my oven. The saffron and vanilla bean create a complex, butterscotchy flavor that is perfect with coffee. I can guarantee you will want this cookbook – more sneak peaks to come!
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