Since last I blogged, I have been to Atlanta, Cancun, and my hometown over Thanksgiving. November was definitely time well spent with my husband, my family, and old friends. And I didn't even cook or bake a single thing. So, to make up for lost time, today is a Tuesday Twosome.
First, I should note that this month appears to be the month of cookies. I do not own a single cookie cutter as several years ago I spent my hard-earned money on a Pampered Chef Cookie Press.
To this day, this magnificent kitchen gadget has yet to produce the first cookie. Is it because I have not made cookies since the purchase? Oh no. It just doesn't work. I have not yet determined the type of cookie dough the actually functions well in this press. But when I do, I promise IT'S ON!!! If you have any thoughts or similar experiences about this contraption, please feel free to leave me a comment regarding that. Perhaps we could form a support group. Moving along......
Linzer Sables. Cut with a cinnamon lid. Voila! These delightful cookies are excellent whether plain or smothered in raspberry jam. I failed to buy ground cloves for this recipe even though it was plainly written on my grocery list. I just made up for this deficit with extra cinnamon. I know, I am such a kitchen risk-taker. Ooooooh.
Grandma's All Occasion Sugar Cookies. Grandma knows her stuff. I'd like to call this the "perfect recipe" as I did not have to purchase a single item. Indeed. Perfect. I only baked a few of these as I intend to eat the remainder in a raw dough format. And then I intend to lie in bed at night and ponder how my diet has gone so horribly wrong.