You know you’ve made it when you’re invited to an exclusive, annual all-day baking party! I originally was going to make rugelach, but that was going to take forever. Luckily, there was a lot of drinking happening at this party, so there was rum available for this one.
I was having so much fun that I forgot to take pictures of the host, Lisa, or any of the other guests! I’m terrible.
Well, I couldn’t get away with omitting walnuts this time. Hmph.
It was nice to have a cleaver so I could really express my hatred for walnuts.
Don’t worry, there was no damage done to Sam’s neck.
I measured the rum with my eyes. That’s how professionals measure, right?
We’ll show the only picture that matters here.
This is Avalon. She’s not a car.
Sticky and annoying.
Well, that’s a little more than golden. The oven had been running for 6 hours, so it was a little warm.
Lisa yelled “DOUBLE THE RECIPE!” at me, so there were a ton of these. I got tired of it, so I
asked made Sam do some too.
Note to self: do not use hot baking sheets for your next batch even if you just want to get it over with. Your cookies melt. Exhibit A:
Though ugly, and walnutty, these were well-received.
Yields: 8 dozen (this is doubled)
I got: About 8 dozen (did not count)
Start time: 3:45
End time: 5:15 (1 hour, 30 minutes)
Martha’s estimated time: 40 minutes (I get credit for doubling, right?)
What did I learn?
- Don’t use hot cookie sheets for the next batch.
- It is difficult to bake and cool your cookies when every surface area of the house (including the washer and dryer) are covered with other baked goods.
What do I need to learn?
- When is the next baking party?
I went home with so many confections, it almost filled up a laundry basket. See this picture? Sam and I are sick from eating so much. The stuff in the picture is probably only 1/8 of it!
I had a lot of fun and am grateful for being invited! Can’t wait for the next one!