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Cavalcade of cookie love

For new year's I baked cookies to take to Steph and Andre's. Gingersnaps, Russian Tea Cookies, Almond spritz, Vanilla spritz, Milk chocolate chip, white and milk chocolate chip, and mint chcolate (chopped Ande's mints) cookies.
Literally dozens and dozens of cookies.
Well I am ramping up for another cookie blitz. These are going to Steph who is pregnant and demands cookies as well as to the people in Karl's office, some of whom were not around for the first cookie assualt I did a few years ago. That was the cookie ambush that made Steph push for Karl to marry me (despite the fact that we weren't even in the "acknowledging that we dig each other" phase).

So, for Cookie Avalanche 05 I'm thinking several varieties of the chocolate chip, some mint chocolate, maybe some little orange and chocolate cookies... marble cookies, gingersnaps, spritz, and some oatmeal/white chocolate/dried cherry cookies. I'm also making a few pans of traditional shortbread cookies, some blondies, aaaaaaaand I dunno what else. I want *variety*.

Any suggestions for additions to the cookie rampage?


I've been in a very very very strange "place" (guh, I hate putting it that way) recently. Last night I felt very *down* on all things having to do with me. That happens, it's not a big deal. But I also actually said something about it, which sort of is a big deal. I keep the wrong things to myself way too often.

I'm 27 and I somehow still hit these patches where I feel like I'm trying to figure out how to "be a grown up". Heh. That's how it is in my head. "be a grown up". How am I this old and still going through growing pains?
Part of the problem is that everything is always about someone else. Or rather, anything *good* is always about someone else.

Bah. I'm no good at being introspective in text. I've written too many reports. I'm learning (slowly but.. slowly) that you have to re-read things not to see how well it is understood, but to see all the ways it could concievably be misunderstood. So I'm stifled. Becuase I'm stifling myself.

Make cookie/baked good suggestions.

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skreidle
Feb. 9th, 2005 11:47 pm (UTC)
The Neiman Marcus email-forward cookies are actually excellent, though I might advise cutting the recipe down by a factor of 2-4x. (Half the recipe made me 63 cookies over three cookie sheets. :)
maddening
Feb. 10th, 2005 12:50 am (UTC)
I don't think I can actually bring myself to make a cookie from a dumb ass urban legend email forward.


Besides, it uses blended oatmeal and I'm already making an oatmeal based cookie, so I'd rather go for something a little different.


skreidle
Feb. 10th, 2005 02:52 am (UTC)
I wholeheartedly recommend them some other time, then--I've made them twice, and they've gotten rave reviews from friends and family. :)
punkalicia
Feb. 10th, 2005 02:16 am (UTC)
i'm not pregnant, however i DEMAND COOKIES.

i need to get some of my aunt's amazing cookie recipes. words fail me, and you'd love em.

although you are already doing an oatmeal cookie, i have my mom's bitching oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe (no evil fucking raisens. WE HATES THEM FOR THEY ARE TRICKSIE AND THEY ARE FALSE)
maddening
Feb. 10th, 2005 03:18 am (UTC)
I'm going the wacky "I'm going to make this up as I go along" route with a lot of these. In my attempt to keep oatmeal cookies soft ALL the time instead of just like... 10 minutes after they come out of the oven... I've actually mixed up some of my own brown sugar (1 cup sugar plus /2 cup molasses = 1 cup brown sugar). It doesn't pack the same, but it's similar enough, keeps things chewy, and has an interesting "caramel" taste addition which should be interesting.

What kinds of cookies do you like? Or rather... what kinds of cookies do you *dislike*?

punkalicia
Feb. 10th, 2005 06:06 pm (UTC)
i am violently opposed to anything that smacks of raisins in well, anything, but especially cookies. I'm not that fond of nuts, but am willing to be more open minded abotu them.

i'm very catholic in my cookies. I love shortbread cookies, oatmeal cookies, sugar cookies, peanut butter cookies, chocolate cookies...whatever cookies.

one odd little almost candy thing my aunt does is get mint melting chocolate and mini oreos, dip in chocolate. it's wrong how yummy they are.

the brown sugar thing sounds super tasty, i luuurve chewy cookies. mmmm.
subbes
Feb. 10th, 2005 05:17 am (UTC)
Coconut-based cookie-age?
maddening
Feb. 10th, 2005 02:11 pm (UTC)
hmmm.. I *could* make macaroons. That's actually a really good suggestion. I'm sort of looking for "that cookie I left out" (besides peanut butter becuase I haven't found the "perfect" peanut butter cookie recipe yet...not that I actually follow recipes... but ya know).
frobisher
Feb. 10th, 2005 05:27 am (UTC)
Although I don't particularly like white chocolate, the oatmeal/dried cherry thing sounds interesting.

And, about the "be a grown up" thing? Forget it. Grown ups suck.
maddening
Feb. 10th, 2005 02:13 pm (UTC)
Honestly, good quality white chocolate along with the cherries and the oatmeal cookie (especially if you can keep them chewey) is really really good.
It's like having little islands of cool, clean flavor in the middle of the dense savory/sweet of the rest of the cookie.
frobisher
Feb. 10th, 2005 05:42 pm (UTC)
Oh, okay. If you say so. I'll admit to not knowing if I've ever had white chocolate of good quality.

I really like the dried cherry idea, though.
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