Sunday, December 19, 2010

Well, I have been baking...

... but right now my computer refuses to recognize my camera, so I can't post photos even though I've taken then!

I made these last weekend - they've turned out perfectly ever since I made the first batch a year ago.  I find that the recipes from Canadian Living are pretty much no fail, no matter what I bake.

Dark and Dangerous Triple Chocolate Cookies

As with all other drop cookies that I make, I use a measured scoop (1.5 tbsp size) and dip it into hot water between scoops.  You really do get better consistency and know what your dough yield will be with each batch.

Yesterday I made Chocolate Crunch cookies - 5 dozen! - and today I'm making another batch of Chocolate Peanut Butter Mallow Bars.  Time to go mix some batter...

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Butter, butter, everywhere...

Okay, I've restocked all my dry ingredients - fruits, nuts, every kind of holiday sprinkle - and now the butter's been bought too, all four pounds of it!  Non-bakers will laugh, but along with flour and sugar, it's what gets used up first when you're baking cookies at the holidays.

Speaking of which, that's what I'll be doing next weekend.  I've already decided I'll be making Rugelach, Dark and Delicious Triple Chocolate Cookies, Chocloate Walnut Crunch and probably another tray of Chocolate Peanut Butter Mallow Bars, especially because Duncan hasn't tried them yet.  And yeah, chocolate is probably the favourite flavour in this house.

As for today, I'm off to see "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" this afternoon!