- Date: Friday, August 31, 2007 -- 9pm
- Location: Bloomington, IN
- Kitchen: My New Apartment!
- Dining Companions: Matty, Paul K, Beth, Jeremy, Chris J, Tricia, Teri, etc...
- Recipe Rating: B+
I was in the mood for cookies, and I picked these because they looked simple and tasty. They were pretty good. I think whoever wrote the recipe was making a different kind of cookie though. For one thing, the preface to the recipe says that these cookies will have "slightly crisp edges," when in fact these cookies are completely crispy through and through. Also, the directions tell you to roll teaspoons of the dough into balls and then gently flatten them with your palms. This dough was approximately the consistency of peanut butter. Imagine trying to roll peanut butter into little balls and then flattening it with your palms -- needless to say it was not pretty. On the upside, the cookies tasted good. They had a serious lemon kick, and the crispy texture was quite nice. I liked them quite a bit. Six year-old Jeremy disagreed. After one bite: "I don't like it." I guess it goes to show that you can't please everyone!
Here is a recipe very similar to the one in The Book, however the one in The Book calls for rolling in little balls rather than making a log, chilling, and slicing.
Things have been so crazy lately that I flew right by the 500 recipe mark on my project without even noticing. It's hard for me to believe that I have made and blogged about 500 recipes from The Book. Crazy! I haven't yet really gotten into the swing of cooking in Indiana though. Hopefully that will happen soon. Matty left today though, so I am without my favorite dining companion...
Indiana University has classes on labor day, so I taught all morning today (today: integration by parts). I more or less forgot it was a holiday until I got in the car to go to the airport and every radio station was wishing me a happy holiday weekend. At the airport in Indianapolis I dropped Matty off and picked up my mom. She flew in today for a visit, which will be fun. I spent the evening showing her the various sites of Bloomington (or at least the ones that I know about!) so that she will have something to do while I am working. Now I think I might need a nap. It's only Monday and I am so sleepy!