But this is the result of my test cookies.
(hint) if you haven't baked in a while, test a few first. If it's after midnight...
It's real important!
Just in case you should feel confident and plunge right in the flour barrel.
Now I understand that some of you bake everyday...okay, but if you missed a month, you just might need to glance at that recipe.
Click HERE for a really great recipe from Fancy Flours.
I used the 1/2 recipe on the right EXCEPT for the 1 pound of butter...and the 2 eggs..
Notice the red line now
It wasn't there before and I had free reign to glance where ever I wanted.
Now those cookies did taste good, but they did not hold their shape. SO
Just take a peek at that recipe...ok?
Maybe you are a cookie extraordinaire and the recipe is permanently etched in your brain. That being said...use a timer. I am standing right by the oven. There is a clock on the wall and a watch on my arm, but I get busy rolling out more cookies and they brown a weeeeee bit too much. That doesn't destroy your cookie, but they are much prettier decorated with pale tops.
Then, they may look like this....
See! Isn't that better?
Have a bite :)
These cookies went to my friends in LA. I used a Wilton packaging set like this one HERE and would show you the final pictures but I have no pictures. You see, I packed my car with everything to make lovely gifts. I put some of those freshly canned jars in cute gift bags with the intent to place my cookie bags on top of them. Such a nice idea. With foil "tissue" paper. And if it hadn't taken me SEVEN hours to make a 3-1/2 hour trip I might have had everything ready. But I was not in any frame of mind to think on those lines by nightfall. Your know you have friends when they say, Oh, that's not important. And I breathe a prayer of thanks for my precious friends who love me even when I hand them one jar at a time with a clear bag of cookies.