Baking tagged posts

Cookie Insanity

December 15, 2012 CookingRecipes  10 comments

I am a crazy woman.

This is what I baked today:

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They are, beginning at the triangular shaped plate and going clockwise around the outside of the table, Chocolate Covered Nuts, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Cheery Cherry Cookies, Rosemary Shortbread, Lucye’s Persimmon Cookies, Peanut Butter Dog Cookies, Confectioner Sugar Cookies, Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies, Cranberry White Chocolate Chip, Santa’s Whiskers, Buttery Brown Sugar Slices, and Pomegranate Butter Cookies.

The three in the middle, left to right, are Lucye’s Peanut Butter Cookies, Lucye’s Oatmeal Craisin Cookies, and Plantation Chews.

Yes, that is fourteen varieties of cookies, and Chocolate Covered Nuts.  I baked at least three dozen of every variety, meaning 14 times 3...

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Another Cookie Post

December 13, 2012 CookingVanilla Life  2 comments

So, I made it another cookie making evening.

I keep meaning to mention, too, in the vein of making your own vanilla extract, it’s also quite simple to make vanilla sugar.

Want the recipe?

Take some sugar and put it in a jar with a tight fitting lid.  However much you want, probably between a cup and three. Take a vanilla bean or two, slice it lengthwise in half, and drop it in.  If your jar is too small, cut them in pieces.  Close the jar.

You have now made the sugar.  You can let it sit however long you want, but probably at least a week.  It’s lovely on cereal or fruit or in tea or coffee.  When you’ve used half of it or so, add more sugar.  Every six months or so, add another bean.

How complicated is that?

So, anyway, I made three kinds of cookies tonight...

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