Baking, I love it, if only I could find my cookie cutters.
I had them all together in a zipper bag the Sunday after Thanksgiving?
Where could they be? I muttered at first to myself as I opened drawers, searched cupboards, up and down stairs and back through ALL the Christmas boxes. No luck anywhere. With each failed attempt, I got a bit louder and more frustrated. Even got teen-boy offering me a hug?! Yep, I can get myself pretty worked up.
I made a batch of cinnamon ornaments I found here. That's what I wanted cutters for, but I did find mini cutters, so I used them. They smell great and look oh so cute when tied with ribbons to holiday packages.
Then I baked some "cakies" (chocolatey, cake-like cookie) nibbled on one and froze the rest. It's a Weight Watcher recipe (1 point) totally delicious BIG cookies, so good I must hide them from my cookie monsters.
In order to appease the cookie gremlins, I had them each make a batch of pudding cookies. A very easy recipe brought home after Middle School cooking classes, written out step by step and yet. Kitchen chaos. Fun and I (mostly) stayed out of it. Kids cookies came out great!
So, despite my frantic cookie cutter searching, washing lots of dishes, and eating too much dough, I STILL love baking!
Found my cutters last night, after all...