Monday, December 15, 2008

Is It A Cookie?

We woke up Sunday morning and on went the oven. By noon, the kitchen was an assembly line of cookie production in various phases; dough to decorating. Last week's Snowman Sugar Cookies were back in production. This week's Buttery Jam Cookies were just getting the minced candied ginger added to boost the flavor. Sheet pans and and flour were all over the counter.

Don't get me wrong, I liked these a lot. The apricot flavor, not too sweet. I just think they're more biscuit than cookie. Split, and a scoop of ice cream would be heaven.

And now the big question... What is a cookie? Dorie, Sara Dickerman and David Lebovitz analyze the state of the cookie. It's hand held, portable, sweet and more. Although, I'm not so sure about a profiterole! What to do with all that chocolate sauce?? For more discourse on the topic, check out Slate.



Engineer Baker said...

I saw the article in Slate too - I wonder what they'd think of these? Well, I guess Dorie would call them a cookie, wouldn't she?! Split with ice cream though - wow.

Cristine said...

Ice cream?!? What a GREAT idea! I may have to whip up another batch just to do that!!! :)

AmyRuth said...

I enjoyed reading about the state of the cookie as well. Yes the lots'Obaking has begun in kitchens all over the place. What fun.
I liked the delicate little guys and just thought they were homey and comforting. Glad you are having fun juicing them up.
Happy Holidays

Leslie said...

Ice cream!?! What a great idea!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

these were definitley bisuit-like, but i liked them a lot, too. thanks for pointing out the article--liked the discussion of "monster" cookies. we make giant cookies at the bakery, and i just think they are too much (except for maybe the choco chip ones!!).

Jules Someone said...

Mine were very cookie-y. I didn't love them, though.

Anonymous said...

Wow Lauren, I came across this website by accidentsearching for holiday cookies. How do I get my hands on some of these holiday cookies?? Buttery jam cookies yum!....Bobby (