Linden tea madeleines

Linden tea madeleines

I’ve been obsessed with the idea of making these for some time! It all started when I discovered that Proust’s famous madeleine was not the memory-trigger so much as the lime-flower tea that he dipped it in. These cookies are made with linden tea, which is a sweet, subtle flavor. It tastes like a memory! It tastes like spring! And the madeleines are lovely – tender, soft, a little crispy on the outside.
Happy mothers’ day to all the moms of the world. And thanks to my mom, for all of the comfort and inspiration you continue to give me.

I go on and on about Proust, and being a mom, and have some pictures of my mother’s day bouquet, after the…JUMP

Here’s Goodie Mob with Guess Who. It’s about their moms. It’s beautiful!
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How do you like your chocolate chip cookie?

What is it about cookies with a bit of chocolate that’s so comforting? When I lived in England, a cup of tea and a choccie biccie could cure almost any woe. In America, it’s chocolate chip cookies, which in my house we call “natural antidepressants.” There are a million ways to make them! You can make them fat and soft and cake-like. Or crispy and crumbly. You can add nuts, or oats, or fruit. You can use white chocolate chips or add butterscotch chips. I like mine thin and dark and intensely flavored – crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. More like candy in some ways!

How do you like yours?

Here’s The Coup’s Wear Clean Draws. A tenuous connection, I know, but he calls his daughter his “cookie,” so this song has been in my head since I started thinking about cookies this morning. And I love it so much!

My recipe for my perfect chocolate chip cookie after the jump…
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