Sunday, December 7, 2008

Christmas Baking

My sister came over yesterday, and we baked up a storm. Between the two of us, we did 7 different items, then each kept half.

I never liked baking cookies. It just seems so inefficient to me. I like bars. You mix it, put it in a pan, bake it, cut into squares, boom, done. Not the constant in and out of the oven, rolling into a little ball or whatever. Yesterday just confirmed my dislike. My sister made these cookies that I adore but would never bake myself. Mix the dough, roll into balls, dip in egg wash, roll in walnuts, bake five minutes, take out and press a dip into each one, then bake another five minutes. Let cool, then fill the dip with white frosting, and press an M & M into the frosting. The result is heavenly, but I'm not making them.

Don't get me wrong, we had a wonderful time, chicken wild rice soup for lunch, salami sandwiches for supper, and ended the night wearing mixing bowls on our heads, (don't even ask) but the cookie thing about drove me crazy. Bars are the way to go!

Of course, I have to laugh at myself. I'll spend a year or more in the process of taking fiber from alpaca to shawl, but won't spend a few hours baking cookies. It's all about what you love doing, right?

8 comments:

Mama Pea said...

Sure would have loved to have had a picture included on the blog of you and your sister wearing the bowls on your head! Sounds like a fun, festive day.

rilera said...

Sounds like fun Annie! I'm glad you spent some quality time with your sister.

cornbread hell said...

cookies, bars...pubs. i like 'em all.

cool to hear about you and your sister doing stuff together. and interesting that not a word about mom included. did y'all have her tied up in the pantry?

Annie said...

Mom was sitting in front of the fire with Judy and a coloring book. She was the one that instigated the mixing bowls on the heads.

rilera said...

I too wondered where your Mom was hiding. I'm glad she was able to have fun too!

Joy said...

Nice you had such a good time with your sister! I'm more likely to make drop cookies since I got my cool little ice cream-type scoop, but bar cookies are still much faster ;)

Cindy said...

No cut outs. Drop or bars for me, too. I love lemon bars and Toll House cookie bars. Those are about my limit. Sounds like a great day with Sis. Good for the soul!

Cinnamin said...

I kinda feel cheated not to get to see you all with a bowl on your head, but I'm working on an imaginary picture in my mind! Sounds like fun - I love baking for Christmas! My sis is 3000 miles away, but I've a feeling that she wouldn't be doing the roll out, dipping, setting the m& m s into the frosting thing either! :)