kiddo daily delight – iranian wishing tradition & spelt snickerdoodles


The kiddos and I have been reading in Wish, about the Iranian New Year, Noruz, when families gather and prepare special foods that represent seven wishes of love, health, happiness, prosperity, joy, patience, and beauty.  They set the foods on a special Persian carpet, or “cloth of seven dishes.”

What a wonderful tradition.  The builder suggested baking cookies this afternoon, and I thought that was a great spread for us today.  They looked through the cookie section in one of my cookbooks and chose snickerdoodles…

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If you’re in the mood for some tasty, crunchy and chewy guilt-free cookies, give these a try!  We used spelt for us wheat-free eaters, but you could also use whole wheat flour and I believe they’d taste delicious as well…I think the secret is in the coconut oil.

spelt snickerdoodles

1 1/4 c turbinado sugar (raw sugar)
1 tbs cinnamon (we used a dash of cinnamon and a tsp of pumpkin pie spice)
2 1/4 spelt flour
1/2 c oats
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
8 tbs butter, softened
1/2 c coconut oil
1 large egg


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  In a shallow bowl, combine cinnamon and 1/4 c of the sugar,and set aside.

2. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl and set aside.  In mixer, beat the remaining sugar, butter, and coconut oil.  Add the egg. 

3.  On low, slowly add dry ingredients and mix until combined.  Take dough and formsmall 1- 1 1/2″ balls and roll them in the cinnamon and sugar. 

4. Place on a greased cookie sheet and space about 2″ apart.  Cook for about 12 minutes and let cool on the sheet for another 10. 

Makes about 2 dozen cookies.

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Just before bed, a couple friends stopped by to visit.  After we chatted for a while, the builder got the plate of cookies I’d left out and offered them to our guests.  He was soo cute.  He’s never done that before.  The first guest declined, and it made the builder nervous, he turned to run away and the cookies flew off the plate.  It was quite a sight!

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After our cookie making session, the kiddos went upstairs and played in their kitchen while I was making dinner.  They had to wear their aprons…(the builder did not want his photo taken this time…) 🙂

2 thoughts on “kiddo daily delight – iranian wishing tradition & spelt snickerdoodles

    • Hi Chad 🙂
      We missed you these past weeks…had a wonderful time with your beautiful family. The builder cried when I told him that Charlie needed to go back home on the airplane. Sarah was a delight. I wished the time with Mel could go on forever. Hope things are falling into place for you and wish we were closer to help with the move…so happy for you guys!

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