Monday, December 20, 2010
Shifting gears from madly knitting fingerless mitts for Christmas shipping, Jen, Zoe and I hit my kitchen to knock out two of six kinds of Christmas cookies we have planned for holiday parties and gifting. First I made Helen Corbitt's Sand Tarts, little balls of butter, powdered sugar, cake flour and chopped pecans. Melt-in-your mouth sweetness. My mom used to make these as little crescents, but my current family prefers little balls.
The Joy of Cooking, p. 711 made acres of cookies! We were icings and sprinkling toppings for what seemed like hours. Oh, and the kicker is, the icing needs to set for 5 hours before you stack them in a tin. Guess who got to do that at 10 P.M.??