Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Baking Success

After the trauma that was those failed muffins, I had to toss those out, clean up the kitchen and decide what I felt like making next. I have a stack of recipes on the kitchen table. Some of them I have made but they are printed on 8 1/2 x 11 inch pieces of paper and won't fit in my recipe boxes. I'm not sure what to do with those. Pumpkin Pancakes, I'm looking at you. They just sit waiting for some kind of inspiration. The rest in the pile are ones that I've wanted to try. I go through the stack and see what inspires me. Last night it was Pumpkin Chocolate Chip cookies.

Baking did double duty, too. It's only been in the sixties here and with all the rain we had over the weekend, it felt damp in the house. That kind of chilly makes me feel twice as old as I am and with RA, add another few years to that. It goes right to your bones, you know. Baking took that damp out of the house. Plus, it was verification that, yes, my wrists don't hurt anymore. Double plus, the smell warmed everything up.

These aren't spreaders. I could have added more cookies to the sheet and then not have had 3 cookie sheets to wash, but I didn't exactly know that when I dropped a glob of dough on the sheet. They are dense and moist and will travel well. They are the kind of cookie you could mail and know they would arrive intact at their destination. The cookie dough tasted good and the finished product, well, this is a keeper.

The recipe made 4 dozen cookies. Part of me wonders if I might have made these before but I can't remember that I have. No matter. They were certainly worth making again and again and again...

Beverage:  Edinburgh's Finest tea


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