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Cookilicious Weekend....

This weekend was stephdray's annual cookie party. In preparation for the party, we were supposed to bring 4 dozen cookies with us and take 4 dozen back. Unfortunately, due to time constraints, I did not quite make that many cookies - though also did not bring back quite that many either so in the end it worked out.

We've been having this party for about 4-5 years now, starting at blukitsune's apartment before she moved to NOLA, and then at Steph's place afterwards. Each year I go, I try to make different cookies, rarely bringing the same thing twice. I only make cookies once a year, so I consider this an opportunity for me to try new things. This year, I had the fortune of purchasing Mindy Klasky's recipe calendar, where some of the recipes from her Jane Madison series are showcased. I decided to bring Butterscotch Blessings and Almond Lust.

I chose these two recipes because looking at the ingredients they seemed relatively easy to make. The Butterscotch Blessings were easy enough, mimicing a chocolate chip recipe easily - in that you throw stuff together, then drop rounded balls on a pan to bake. The Almond Lust was a bit more involved - and I didn't quite know how involved until I got started. It's easy to read a recipe, but harder to imagine what making it would be like. It was more work than I anticipated, but the end result was a nice, fabulous bar cookie. It well lives up to its name.

The results of the baking? I had a handful of Butterscotch Blessings left over to take home, so I snatched a few of those up. However, if I had not had a few pieces of the Almond Lust at the beginning, I would have been a very disappointed person. Everyone was raving about the recipe, and when the time came to divvy the cookies up and get our own, lo and behold - someone had snatched all of the Lust up and the pan was gone!

Steph's mother asked me the name of the cookie, and she must have heard me wrong - because she thought I said Almond Lux. When I corrected her, and told her it was Lust - L-U-S-T - she was like - well then, that makes the cookie all that more desirable! She begged me for the recipe all evening, but alas I did not have it on me.

All in all, good food, good company and cookies that went over very well. And, many kudos to Mindy for her recipe calendar, where I suspect the recipes will be a great holiday hit everywhere!

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mindyklasky
Dec. 15th, 2008 06:34 pm (UTC)
::grin::

I'm glad the cookies were enjoyed! (And yes, I think the Lust recipes are actually some of the most complicated ones in the calendar, so I'm impressed with your cooking prowess!)

The calendars are still on sale at

http://www.cafepress.com/janemadison

with all profits benefiting First Book. (And if you disapprove of this plug, I'll gladly delete the comment :-) )

nynrose
Dec. 15th, 2008 09:26 pm (UTC)
Nah. I had actually thought about plugging it myself :)
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