Saturday, October 09, 2010

October 9

Ginger cookiesThis year, I'm participating in an American Christmas tradition; I'm making multiple kinds of cookies to give as gifts. The plan is to bake a batch (or two) a week, and freeze them. I picked up Better Homes and Gardens' Ultimate Cookies & Bars at the supermarket yesterday, and I'm going to work my way through the freezable recipes.

First up: Giant Ginger Cookies, which are cooling as I type. I think I could have cooked them for another minute. I think they will be chewy, not crunchy. Which is not necessarily a bad thing, just different from the Ginger Nuts of my childhood.

Next: Melt-in-Your-Mouth Sugar Cookies, which will probably look just as uninteresting when sketched, at least if I just draw a cooling rack full of them. I'll have to add props next time. I'll work on that.


nettie said...

So the tradition is a gift of various kinds of cookies? - per gift?

Your usual foresight never fails to impress!

Hashi said...

Nettie, correct. One gives an assortment. Very suitable for teachers, neighbours and workmates :-)