I have mentioned once or twice before that I lack a certain amount of "finesse" and "precision" in my day to day life and because of this I am a very poor baker, which, for my waistline, is probably a good thing because I am a very good (or bad) dessert devourer. I have absolutely no will power. I will eat cake for breakfast whenever the opportunity arises. I don't care if I feel bad for the rest of the day because of the sugar crash. I'll do it.
So I don't know what possessed me to join up for a Christmas recipe swap. My recipe was a pretty standard one that has the notoriety of being the only recipe I consistently make without messing up but it is someone else's job to share that. . . of course, the way the world works, I did not get a recipe from a fellow measurement challenged distracted baker like myself, and so I was nearly knocked over when I saw the three page document that came in the mail (in all fairness it was a two page recipe and there was a follow up "simpler" recipe if the first seemed too hard that was on the third page . . . but I needed a challenge). My swap partner was Ann at Harvest Moon by Hand. I did a little bit of cheating. I chose not to make the royal icing suggested to go along with these cookies. I wanted my daughter to help and I didn't want to purchase a decorating bag and tips, so that was one cheat. The second cheat was that I didn't want to actually type up the entire recipe for this, so, seeing that it was a Martha Stewart recipe, I googled it and found it online for copying and pasting (the header should link back to the recipe online). They really are very good cookies. . .even the ones I burned. Yes, I burned them. I told you about me and baking. I don't know why you insist on not believing me. Sheesh. . .
|Coryn Helping Out|
|She Turned on the Mixer (to High) right after I added flour|
|Flour got everywhere|
|us girls, baking|
|Such a Helper|