Sunday, November 25, 2007
Cookie Confidential... The Final Chapter
Okay, I'm done. I'm done the cookies. I know some of you probably think I'm insane for calling my cookies done a full month before Christmas, but man, am I glad I started a month and a half in advance (and, if you consider that our big cookie event is our Christmas party, which is in two weeks, it's more like a single month in advance). As predicted, I'm now feeling really really really pregnant and the thought of standing in front on a mixer/food processor/floured workspace is enough to make me keel over. My second trimester energy is over and I'm satisfied that I put it to good use. I thawed out a small assortment of cookies to give to Ruby's teacher last week and they all seemed to be in good shape, so I'm confident everything will stay tasty.
The last addition to the great cookie experiment were these chocolate pecan mounds, which I think came from this year's Canadian Living Holiday Celebrations magazine. Now, if you recall (which I doubt anyone does), the very first batch I made this year were similar shortbread, pecan-studded, chocolate snowballs, but these babies are much better. Rather than using cocoa, they're flavoured with a load of melted bittersweet chocolate, making them unbelievably delicious. Put it this way: I ate three of them before sticking them in my jammed freezer.
So, that's it. I might brave some of the candy recipes in my vintage cookbook collections just for fun, but we'll see. I am intrigued by something called Apricot Fancies. Maybe I'll find a burst of energy and try them... or maybe not.