Good news: Now, that I am on my way to
Puerto Rico, I will probably be forced to confront my photography situation. I will have pictures that I really need to upload. Bad news: Still, using phone camera photography this week.
On to the actual cookies…I think these suffered by comparison, poor things. Let me explain. I grew up in Kansas City. Occasionally, we will have a lovely sunset. Beautiful, I always thought. Then, as a young adult, I moved to Arizona. The sunsets there? Dramatic. Magical. And regular. When I moved back here the sunsets weren’t the same. They were still pretty but they didn’t compare.
Had Dorie filled her “cookie jar” chapter with snickerdoodles, gingersnaps and lemon crèmes, I probably would have really loved these. But the book is filled with these hyper mix-in kind of cookies, and these were not the best of the bunch. I just last week proclaimed my everlasting love for the Chocolate Chunkers and Malted Whopper Drops. And I don’t want to tell you how many of the Granola Grabbers I ate that week. So, these were good…but not magical.
As I alluded at the beginning, I am off to Puerto Rico for a conference by day/pina colada by night by night kind of thing. I will not be checking and commenting this week (at least not any time close to Tuesday).
Variations: I used a mixture of molasses and honey solely because I ran out of molasses. I would be curious to try to them with all molasses. I left the nuts out completely and made half with coconut and half without. I tried both and really thought you could taste the coconut (so one bite was PLENTY). I used cranberries for the dried fruit.
Bottom Line: a good solid cookies. Kids definitely enjoyed them.
Next week: Burnt sugar ice cream. I really hope I get to this before next Tuesday. I thought about making it ahead, but my swimsuit smacked me in the head for even thinking about it.