Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Still perfecting my cookie recipe

I made another attempt at making Meecham cookies, this time using Angie Kitts recipe. I substituted butter for the margarine, and a quarter cup ground hazlenuts for a like amount of flour, though. The result was a batter that was impossible to roll out and cut with cookie cutters.

They tasted good, but I'll have to use more flour in my next attempt. Meanwhile, I'm trying to decide whether I should try Ruda stew or vegetable stew next. The first was the stew Nissa made in a ship's galley after she and her brother killed a Ruda, a huge, spiny sea mammal. The meat is supposed to be like venison. The second is a stew she ate growing up at the manor. Any opinions?

Today, Penny Ehrenkranz posted her interview of me on her blog. Take a look:

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

My Search For the Perfect Meecham Cookies - part 2

First attempt

Last week I baked my first batch of cookies.

I used the recipe that came with the cookie cutters. They were a big hit at the SouthWest Writers meeting on Saturday, but next time I'll try Angie Kitts recipe.

In retrospect, I probably should have started with the fortune cupcakes like the ones that gave Nissa and her friends directions in their search for Madoc in The Crimson Orb. After all, it's Chinese New Year. Lexi Steeber even told me about a cupcake pan I could use that would allow me to insert a surprise. Before I do those, though, I'll have to think about what the fortunes should say.

Are you a cookie person or a cupcake person? How do you feel about brownies?