Diary of a Rookie Cook
My work was having a cookie party, and I decided to participate, like a crazy person. But also because I have this!
An entire cookbook of cookie recipes that I got as a gift when I was in college, and which I have never used but have dutifully put into a box every time I have moved. Because:
1 - I am a book hoarder
2- I've moved this book across the country four times. I can't get rid of it NOW
And now, the moment has come at last to justify its existence.
I decided to go with the Eggnog Cookies, because they seemed festive and it was also unlikely anyone else would make the same thing. I quickly looked through the pantry to ensure I had all the ingredients.
And that's how I learned that 3/4 cup of salted butter is more than one stick. But it's all right, I technically didn't have enough sugar either. I just added more eggnog! Problem solved.
I have one major issue with this recipe. It does not tell you how to make those neat little circles. Dropping "Rounded teaspoonfuls" resulted in these little mutants:
How do I make them pretty recipe?? HOW!!!!
They tasted nice though. They were very soft and not overly sweet.
I put them out with a post-it that said "Look Weird, Taste Good"
I even got two votes for best cookie! I didn't even vote for them as best cookie!!