I would rather have a great cookie than just about anything! It was always a treat at our home growing up to make cookies. Mom would make the dough the night before and chill it. Then at the appointed time, she would divide up the dough ball evenly. We would each take our part and begin to roll out the dough to fashion our own cookie style.
My brother, Keith, did not use cookie cutters; he chose to freehand his with a small knife. Needless to say, he had the most unusual designs of all—he even made his annual cookie into the face of a local politician. Oh, my—it was so weird when it baked. You can imagine the laughter that resulted. Not to mention, it was the size of a salad plate!
When my boys were little, and even today with my grandchildren, cookie baking was and is essential to a good time. Most of the time I wonder if any of the dough will make it to the pan, as they sneak the raw dough when I am not looking (even after my health lecture), but it’s all the fun!
The Cookie Collection is one of my favorite books. I can tell you that these recipes are scrumptious. I loved strolling through the test kitchens as these jewels were coming out of the oven. Oh, my goodness! I could gain weight smelling them bake. You will love this book!
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