feels like five minutes. The only cooking I have done so far is none. But I've
baked, so if nothing else, we'll have dessert, which is all that really matters
I started the day with chocolate chip cookies. Everyone says their recipe
is the best but mine really is. Really. And I will share it with you, just not today.
Cookie Tueday will be back after the holidays and the sharing with happen then.
The other cookies I made today came to me from my good friend, Chai. She
sent me this recipe for Honey Cookies ages ago, but I never seem to have honey
in the house, except around Rosh Hashana. And as luck would have it, I
remembered to pick some up at Shoprite last week so we were good to go.
I followed the directions exactly and yet, I'm pretty sure that something
went wrong somewhere, I'm just not sure where.
The original recipe says to form the dough into small balls and roll them
in sugar. Except my dough didn't come out like dough, it came out more like a
batter. I stuck the bowl with the batter/dough into the fridge for half an hour
but it didn't really help, so I skipped the shaping of the dough and the rolling
in the sugar and just used a teaspoon to drop the batter onto the cookie sheet.
teaspoon and not a tablespoon to ladle them out because otherwise I would have
been in big trouble and b)I had to use the edge of a spatula to cut the cookies
apart when they came out of the oven, which would explain why many of the
cookies are square in shape instead of round.
One thing that I noticed that was strangely fascinating - despite the huge
amount of honey in the recipe, the batter was strangely pale in color. And yet once the
cookies were baked, they were a beautiful golden honey color. Weird. I'll have
to ask Josh, my scientist, about that one.
from someone who doesn't like honey. None of us do. We don't like honey cake, we
don't like honey in our tea and with the exception of Josh who eats just a
little, none of us put honey on our challah over the Rosh Hashanah through
Here is the recipe, straight from Chai (unless I wrote it down wrong, which
is entirely possible. Then it's just my sightly off version of her yummy
1 and 1/3 cups oil
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup honey
4 tablespoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 cups flour
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Foil and grease 5 cookie sheets (or
however many you have). I used three and rotated them in and out, but my point
here is that no more than 12 cookies should be baked per sheet and I got 5 dozen
cookies out of this recipe.
Mix all the ingredients together, except for the flour. Once everything is
mixed well, add the flour and mix until just combined. Roll the dough into
balls and roll the balls in a plate of sugar. (I skipped this part as my batter
was not rollable.) Bake for 10 minutes. Allow to cool and transfer to a cooling
rack. These freeze well - and I know this because I have four and half dozen of
them in the freezer right now and I just took some out to stick into the
lunchboxes and they are totally fine.