Enjoy some time traveling with spiral cookies inspired by the time travel book series Clocker Cookies. You'll enjoy some sweet, yummy cookies while enjoying a great book series.
I love to read time travel adventures. I'm not sure what the draw is, but I think it has something to do with that I love the adventure the characters have, the skills they need to figure out things, and the open options to go anywhere and take the story in any direction.
So I read a lot of time travel books. I recently devoured the four books in the Immortal Descendants series in a whole weekend. Now I'm anxiously awaiting the next book. While doing so, I decided to get my time travel fix by making some Clocker Cookies.
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Seventeen-year-old tagger Saira Elian can handle anything … a mother who mysteriously disappears, a stranger who stalks her around London, and even the noble English grandmother who kicked Saira and her mother out of the family. But when an old graffiti tag in a Tube station transports Saira to the nineteenth century and she comes face-to-face with Jack the Ripper, she realizes she needs help after all.
Saira meets Archer, a charming student who helps her blend in as much as a tall, modern American teen can in Victorian England. He reveals the existence of the Immortals: Time, Nature, Fate, War, and Death, and explains to Saira that it is possible to move between centuries – if you are a Descendant of Time.
Saira finds unexpected friendships at a boarding school for Immortal Descendants and a complicated love with a young man from the past. But time is running out for her mother, and to save her, Saira must embrace her new identity as she hides from Archer a devastating secret about his future that may cost him his life.
Sounds pretty good, huh? It was!
In the book, Saira is a descendant of Time and is called a "Clocker". She travels through time using a spiral design drawn on walls. To celebrate the fun, I created a sugar cookie spiral with a candy center to enjoy.
I started with a basic sugar cookie dough. You can use your favorite, but my recipe was a simple mix of ingredients mixed together into a moist cookie dough. It took:
2 cups All Purpose Flour
1/2 cup Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 cup Butter, softened
1 tsp Baking Powder
This recipe made 1 dozen cookies (depending upon the size.)
Roll the cookie dough into golf balls sized pieces. Take each ball and roll it into a long line like a snake. You will want the dough to be pretty thin so it doesn't spread very much when baking.
Place a piece of wax paper or aluminum foil on a baking sheet and place your cookie dough into a spiral shape with a about 1/2 inch between each spiral edge.
Using your favorite flavor of Jolly Rancher (I used Watermelon), place several unwrapped pieces in a sturdy zip top bag. Place a kitchen towel over the bag and take out your frustration of having to wait so long for the next book in the series on the bag with a rolling pin. Keep pounding until the Jolly Ranchers are in little pieces.
Spread the candy pieces in between the sugar cookie dough spiral edges. It took me about 20 pieces to do 12 sugar cookies.
Bake the cookies at 350 degrees for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to thoroughly cool. Carefully peel the cookies off the wax paper to keep the candy center from sticking and cracking.
Enjoy your cookies as you go and re read the entire series to enjoy all the parts you may have missed while devouring the Immortal Descendants Series in one weekend.