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What do you want, a cookie?

Filed under : Food,Judaism,Reasons to be cheerful
On March 8, 2012
At 11:45 pm
Comments : 5

Sorry I’m late! It’s been a hectic few days… Purim really needs to fall on a Monday more of the time. Anyhoo, this post is really for me, because I have found this blog to be an invaluable tool to remembering what I make each year. I actually wanted to make a cookie I saw from a few years ago and have totally forgotten what it is or where I got the recipe. Oops.

Most of these are old standbys, but here goes, around the horn:
1. At top, brown sugar poundcake. So easy, so tasty.
2. At right, chocolate chip crack, everyone’s favorite (seriously, people at work want to marry this).
3. Mid-bottom, Hamantaschen, in my traditional raspberry and Nutella (I found better quality seedless raspberry jam this year – hurrah!).
4. New entry this year, although I used to make them all the time, orange spritz cookies. I love these but getting the cookie shooter out and then cleaning it is always a pain. Making up for that slightly is that the cookies are super-quick to actually form (that’s the “shooter” part of the thing). Also, that they’re fabulous, with fresh orange taste. Zesty!

Guest-starring: various Israeli candies, a tea bag.

So there we are, hope you had a happy Purim or live near someone who shared cookies!

Title comes from a comment I saw on Slate in response to someone who made that tedious “I don’t even own a television” comment someone always has to make on posts about modern life.


5 Comments for this post

  1. Pammy says:

    Yes, I’ll take two.

  2. Beth says:

    What’s going to be the next “I don’t even own a television” comment? It will have to be replaced eventually, won’t it? I don’t even own a smart phone? (Right now, that one is still too authentic for a number of people.) I don’t even own a computer? I don’t even own a hovercar?

  3. Beth says:

    P.S. How did I not even address the treats? Carbs and sugar and jam, oh my!

  4. Elena says:

    So pretty! I can just imagine how good it all tastes, fom having sampled your baking in the past. No Purim treats for me 🙁 Our observant-Jew baker on staff moved back to Maryland last week. Our other Jewish baker does not do Purim.
    Do yo do costumes, or is that only for little kids?

  5. Becca says:

    Good point, Beth. “I don’t even have a cell phone” is already played out. Anyway, I’d answer but I don’t even read blogs.

    Elena, so sorry to hear that. Wish I could share! Many adults do wear costumes. It’s fun to go to synagogue and sit between a clown and a call girl. I say call girl; I think Rush Limbaugh says something else.

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