Tuesday, December 8, 2015


Sunday night I couldn't get to sleep because I was starting to think of all of the things I needed to do.

One of those things was to get my cookie doughs that I bake for others going so I don't have to spend a whole day both pre-mixing and then baking a zillion different cookies.  So when the Mr came home, this was his view...

I got 4 doughs done...ChocoRolo (sans rolos of course until baking day), Snowballs for the MIL, shortbread and ginger molasses (a new to me recipe this year since I'm craving Bent Fork Bakery's ginger molasses cookies and these looked similar.)  To make it easier on myself come baking day, I keep up my habit of writing the type of cookie, oven temp needed and bake time so I don't need to go searching for recipes.

While a little crumb here or there went into the pie hole for "quality control", it was nowhere near as bad as it could've and has been in the past.  I immediately turned on the hot water as I would spoon it into a bowl to be chilled and shove the beater, mixing bowl and spatula under it so I couldn't scrape the bowl with my finger.  Well, wearing food gloves helps with that but I even wash those because I just don't trust myself sometimes.  Oy.

I think I have 4 more to make today so the freezer tray should be nice and full and next week my logs and new baking sheets will be ready to start pumping out the holiday deliciousness.

What are your favorite cookies to bake or receive?

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  1. This is the way to do it. I know you enjoy baking but by the end of a big day of baking you aren't quite getting the enjoyment out of it. But by breaking the baking up from the dough prep I noticed how much more enjoyable the process was for you last year. Now I want cookies!

  2. Maybe I should try it this way. I like to make cookies, but sometimes by the end I just want to be done.

    I have quite a few recipes that you've shared that I make (egg nog cookies are one of my favorites) plus I like the basic sugar cookies that I can't seem to get right, as well as chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin.

    My favorite Christmas cookies ever are pizzelles, but I don't have the special iron for them and if I did I wouldn't have a place to store it in the off season.

  3. I love cookies in general. My favourite year 'round cookie is a chocolate chip peanut butter oatmeal cookie. However, around the holidays I seem to crave ginger molasses cookies, maccaroons, and biscotti.

  4. Oh, it looks like you were having some fun in that kitchen missy! I love how you plan it all out so you don't have to redo any steps and can pace yourself so it's actually fun to do and takes at least some of the stress away. And you only nibbled here and there and feel good about that -- wahoo!! I so hear you about washing the bowls and utensils right away just for that reason. I've been known to pour some dish soap on food I'm going to throw in the garbage so I'm not tempted to eat it before it actually gets there. =o)


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