I told you it was going to be all about baking this week! We had a little cookie-eating party here, and dang but if we didn’t have a bunch of delicious morsels!

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And this isn’t even all of them!
We didn’t really have any rules, just bake a batch and bring them to eat! I made these:
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Soft & Chewy Sugar Cookies from Cook’s Illustrated (I am too lazy to type out the recipe. If you want it, let me know, and I will post it) and Pistachio and Dried Cranberry Mexican Wedding Cakes (recipe here). I had never made Mexican Wedding Cakes before, but these were pretty tasty, I suppose. One trick I discovered–when forming the cookies, wear surgical gloves. Bare-handed the dough stuck to my fingers and wouldn’t clump together into a cohesive cookie mass.
Other cookies we had: Action Hero Melissa brought chocolate sandwich cookies (super yum) and palmiers. Read about them here.
All Buttoned Up Melissa brought some sort of minty Mennonite cookie that was soft and delicious and gorgeous (lovely chocolate drizzle on top). She blogged about them here. She also brought some little ginger spice cookies.
Amy brought the super yummy apricot bars from last year’s Real Simple magazine.
Susan brought peanut butter chocolate chip cookies and almond butter chocolate chip cookies. She blogged about them here.
And Sally braved nasty rush-hour traffic to bring crisp and light pizzelles and two giant containers of ice cream! Apparently there were cupcakes, too, but they met an untimely end (really, Sally, did you think we wouldn’t eat upside-down, smushed cupcakes?)
I am already looking forward to Holiday Cooky Gorge Fest ver2 for 2008! If I get my act together I’ll try to announce it early so we can have more attendees (don’t want anyone to feel left out–I was one of those who was always the last person picked in PE class, so I am sensitive to such matters. Also, we need help eating the cookies. I have seriously eaten about a dozen cookies today and will no doubt eat another dozen before bedtime).

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11 Responses to COOKIES

  1. megan says:

    you better send my invite in time for me to get a plane ticket!that looks like a delicious party…mmmmm.

  2. splatgirl says:

    Um, hello? Am I not on your list of eating and baking friends? I’m with Megan. Just give me enough time to book a flight.
    Really tho, excellent idea the cookie eating party. I may have to do that.

  3. Emma says:

    This is a great idea – and look at all those cookies!!

  4. Jennifer says:

    MMMmmmm – looks delicious and fun. Can I come? Now where did I put my KitchenAid?

  5. Sister Diane says:

    Oh! So sad to have missed this. Maybe next year, I’ll begin stalking you with my teaching schedule in early October so I can come, too!

  6. cari says:

    That many cookies around the house is a dangerous thing. I think I’d end up eating three dozen by bedtime. Helpless in the face of cookies.

  7. christina says:

    what a wonderful time. I would be sad about not getting an invite if it were not for my inability bake [cook, yes, bake, no].
    your posts always make me quite hungry.

  8. hopefully this will motivate me to get some cookies going.
    How else am I going to use up 9 lbs. of oatmeal from costco!!!!!!!!
    they look yummy!!!!!!

  9. lynette says:

    it all sounds so yummy! too bad the cupcakes took a tumble, but good they were still edible. 🙂

  10. sally says:

    I know, what was I thinking! 😉
    Thanks for organizing the cookie party. I had so much fun. And Baby J says “hi” to his friend Deedle.

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