Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Anyone Going Sailing?

Fall is here, and what better way to greet it than with some warming comfort food baking activities. Now, I love me some gingersnaps, so I got out the Martha Stewart cookbook and whipped up this batch of little leafies.

Unfortunately, despite the fact that they are cute as the dickens, they more closely resemble a bitter flavored hardtack than a crisp gingery cookie. Darn that Martha. What does she have against me? I wasn't even in favor of her jail time.

Well, it could possibly be my fault, as I lost count of the cups of flour somewhere between 4 and 5. Or possibly the fact that I didn't have ground cloves, so I used Allspice, which smells rather clovey, ya know? Could that be it? Well, regardless, the second batch was slightly better, as I rolled them out wafer thin, and therefore they lost some of that grim tooth-chipping quality. I even tried to ameliorate the bitterness by sprinkling one batch with sugar before baking, but, oddly enough, that was of no avail. Hmm. My next thought is frosting. Everything is better with frosting.

I do have to mention that the dog loved them. Baking day gone flop, or new canine business opportunity? The Frosting Test will have to decide the matter...


Talley said...

They are VERY cute!

Anonymous said...

This is Lenas; I bet you could use them in place of the clay pigeons that the trapshooters use. "PULL!" "BANG!" "Damn, I missed again!"

If not that, maybe dog cookies would be a great option. I know my dogs would eat them. they do look appetizing, but make mine chocolate chip macadamia nut.

Anonymous said...

This is need some serious help now, and I don't just mean in the cooking department!!!