Eric and I went to Half Price Books
on Monday and I scored a brand spanking new copy of Maida Heatter's Cookies
First I tagged a whole bunch of recipes, and then I cross-referenced with a great blog that I read every week, "my little kitchen
". Finally, I asked Gary to pick the first batch for me to bake. He just wanted cookies and didn't seem to have much preference, so he blindly chose a tagged page. It happens to be one of Cathy's Cookie Panel's Top Ten
There were other things I should have done this afternoon, but I baked cookies instead. They are very quick to make. Some of my pecan halves on top ended up wompyjong after the dough spread, and I think I'd leave them off next time, because the chopped pecans in the dough seem like plenty to me. The cookies are thin and crisp, and a little chewy too.
I think The Farmer's Wife's Pecan Cookies are great! I wonder what my "tasting panel "will have to say? It's going to be hard to top the reaction I got when I made Nancy Baggett's brownies
the other day after reading about them on Cookie Madness
. It's so unfair to compare. These are great cookies!