So I've done some more baking since I last updated...Big surprise? I think not (maybe you do, but I don't think it's a surprise). Wednesday, I made DELICIOUS chocolate chip cookies. I enjoyed them with a nice big mug of gourmet hot chocolate.
On Saturday I spent the day with Sister Anderson. Aside from painting the floor, I made two batches of love letters. A regular cookie recipe calls for 2 1/2 cups of flour, one, maybe two sticks of butter. For anyone who doesn't know, the love letter recipe calls for 4 sticks of butter and 6 1/2 cups of flour. Think of how much dough that makes, and I doubled that.
I turned out a few hundred cookies. It was AWESOME! I made angels, stars, Christmas trees and bells. They will be frosted by sister Anderson and handed out to those she loves. I'm a big fan of aiding the creation of holiday cheer.
Today, we made sugar cookies with the girlies (Carly Fay and Eve). It was just bag dough and store bought icing, but the happiness it spread was priceless. I wish I had recorded it because hearing Eve go on and on about her cookies was TOO CUTE! She's two and a half and everything she says is a crack up.There is the lovely pile of delicious cookies we made. I do think I'm going to need to take a baking break, however. I need to reserve my energy and desire for when Brit and Camille get home. There are pies to bake, and black and white cookies, and other YUMMY little treats to be passed out to friends and loved ones.
I do not have money to spend or a car to cruise around in, so this is what I do. I bake. It's a good life.
Black Forest Yule Log
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