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Meeting-friendly snacks to bake

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2 hours ago, Anna N said:

Happy to bring back some good memories. These were coated with a mixture of walnuts and almonds. I am not happy with the dough for these and will be looking around for a better recipe. This one is a beast in terms of keeping it together and shaping the cookies to have an indentation.


I have my grandmother's recipe. If I can find it without unpacking the boxes I've already packed for the move, I'll post it. Otherwise, it may be a week or so before I can get to it. May not be any different or any better than what you're using but you'll be able to tell how it compares to the recipe you used. I don't remember having trouble with them staying together but it's been a while since I made them.

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1 hour ago, Tri2Cook said:

I have my grandmother's recipe.

 I am happy to wait. Thank you.

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On 4/23/2019 at 5:23 AM, Anna N said:

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 Apricot and raspberry thumbprints. 

 

For a Game of Thrones viewing party, I wanted to make cookies with a rose jam the hostess had brought back for me from a trip to Poland.   I made Split Second Cookies, which to me were an even easier version of thumbprints.  I did rose jam and apricot jam versions.  

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On 4/23/2019 at 9:46 PM, Anna N said:

I am happy to wait. Thank you.


Found it, it wasn't packed yet. I have a bunch of cookie recipe books that belonged to my mom. I keep the hand-written recipes of hers and my grandmother's tucked in one of them. It was in a stack of books in my bedroom that hadn't been packed yet. May not be any different than the one you used but this is it...

1 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt

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 Katherine Hepburn‘s brownies with chocolate chunks.

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1 hour ago, Anna N said:

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 Katherine Hepburn‘s brownies with chocolate chunks.

Just last night I told Ronnie I am craving chocolate.  

 

I need a brownie.

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I am pretty sure those are illegal in at least a dozen states. And may constitute a mortal sin.

 

(Who am I kiddin'? We Methodists don't have mortal sin. Gimme a brownie, please!)

 

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 Snickerdoodles. Very disappointed that there are no crinkles. I have never figured out the secret to getting crinkly-topped cookies.  I suspect, however, not a single complaint will reach me about the missing crinkles.   

 

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On 5/6/2019 at 9:23 AM, Anna N said:

Very disappointed that there are no crinkles.

 Be careful what you wish for.

 

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Butterscotch cookies. If all you ask of a cookie is that it be a good hit of sugar these will fill the bill.  What they lack in excitement they make up for in ease of execution and very plain ingredients.

 

 

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Not very photogenic, but oh so good.  Ginger snaps with crystallized ginger.  My house will smell so good for days.

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I love ginger snaps.  I just got my last order of ginger bits from Penzey's via my niece in Syracuse.  Last because she and her husband are moving back to Canada in June and I doubt I will pay the shipping charges to get more.  Anyone know of a good Canadian source for the bits?


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6 minutes ago, ElsieD said:

I love ginger snaps.  I just got my last order of ginger bits from Penzey's via my niece in Syracuse.  Last because she and her husband are moving back to Canada in June and I doubt I will pay the shipping charges to get more.  Anyone know of a good Canadian source for the bits?

 

Our local bulk food store, The Main Ingredient, carries ginger bits and I quite like them.  I could ask about their provenance if you like.   And where Ken, the store owner, gets them.

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On 5/20/2019 at 7:34 PM, Darienne said:

Our local bulk food store, The Main Ingredient, carries ginger bits and I quite like them.  I could ask about their provenance if you like.   And where Ken, the store owner, gets them.

 

Thank you but I will check around our stores first.  Just because I have never seen them doesn't mean they aren't around.  If I can't find them I'll let you know.

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22 hours ago, ElsieD said:

 

Thank you but I will check around our stores first.  Just because I have never seen them doesn't mean they aren't around.  If I can't find them I'll let you know.

The ginger bits are from the Philippines.  Sorry.  

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7 hours ago, Darienne said:

The ginger bits are from the Philippines.  Sorry.  

 

If I find any they may be too.  What's wrong with ginger bits from the Philippines?

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