Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Christmas Trees for the Girls, Bloody Arrowheads for the Boys

I've been making cookie dough and sticking it in the fridge for the past few days, and today I baked. Chocolate chip/peanut butter cookies. Chocolate chip cookies WITHOUT the dreaded peanut butter (Hubby can handle peanut butter in sandwich form, only). Rolled sugar cookies a la Simpson. Here they are, although the last of the peanut butter/chocolate chip cookies were still in the oven, when I took this shot.

And tomorrow, or soonish, I will break out my pizzelle iron. Woo! I haven't made them in a few years, but this year I am feeling up for it. Also, my parents are coming down, this weekend, and I'd like to be able to serve them pizzelle. The pizzelle iron belonged to my grandmother. My mom uses an electric one, but I Cannot Do That. It Would Be a Culinary Travesty.

Of course, my mother also makes them more frequently than I do, perhaps because it is not an Ordeal, but I don't care. I do them the way I do them.

I may or may not continue baking, after that. I mean, this looks like a heck of a lot of cookie, to me. But I know that the Sons will eat their way through them, so I am not Terrified of the Baked Goods. Not today, anyway.


Andrea said...

I seem to recall you wrote about your grandmother's pizelle (check spelling). Am I dreaming that?

Christine said...

Yes, I did. The story is in A Cup of Comfort Cookbook. And if you are really hot to read it, you can...on my web site.


I use my Great-Aunt Ida's recipe, though. Which is also in the book.

ALF said...

What is a pizelle???

The cookies look delicious - wish I was close enough to share!

Val Cox said...

wow, it looks fantastic, enjoy the festivities!

Jill said...

YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The bloody arrows sound the most interesting, but I always go for the chocolate. Pizzelles I like but...well...they're not chocolate I'm with hubby on whether or not peanut butter belongs in a cookie. Reeses YUM, sandwich okay, but in cookies, ick. Anyway, I'm headed over for whatever those brownie looking things on the left are!

Christine said...

Jill--those are my chocolate chip cookies. I am heavy-handed on the molasses, so anything that has a brown sugar thing to it comes out dark, on my watch.