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Cookie party recap

December 16th, 2010 at 12:48 pm

The cookie-baking was a bit of a disaster. I was in charge of the peanut butter cookies with the Hersheyís kiss on top. Trouble was, the only brown sugar that was available had hardened to a rock. (The bag had split open inside the box.) No matter what I did, I couldnít soften it. Finally I had to add water to the batter to break it down; then added flour to stiffen the batter; then added sugar to compensate Ė in the end, they were not very tasty cookies. But edible. We brought all the cookies to work this morning, and they have all been eaten up, so I guess they werenít TOO bad. All the other cookies were fine. And we had a good time.

I ended up bringing home the sugar, chocolate and nuts, but we did use up the flour, so itís going on my 15 items list.

Iím going to do my shopping tonight. I have to buy cat litter and food for both my cats and the feral cats (my cats get better, more expensive food, so I have to buy two kinds), and I also have to get a pie to take to the Christmas celebration at my sonís house this weekend. I need staples like milk, eggs and bread, and Iím planning to buy the ingredients for chicken & dumplings, so keeping it down to 15 is going to be VERY challenging! Weíll see how I do.

Also have to get some gas. Iím under a quarter tank and I know thatís not good in cold weather. At least I donít have to count that in my 15, as gas is not available at the grocery store!

3 Responses to “Cookie party recap”

  1. dmontngrey Says:

    I've never met brown sugar that wouldn't soften in the microwave. Odd!!

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Yeah, I tried the microwave -- twice -- but the sugar was a ROCK. I think it must have sat there in the split-open bag for a long, long time.

  3. Homebody Says:

    FYI-I keep my brown sugar in one of those jars that shut like an old fashioned canning jar. I have a little clay teddy bear that I soak in water, dry off and then toss in. It keeps the sugar soft.

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