Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Warm Fuzzies #5: Votes for Cookies

My last Warm Fuzzy was a compliment on my baking capabilities and, somewhat unsurprisingly, this one is too.

To get into the holiday spirit—and because I felt like experimenting with cuisine that other people would be willing to eat and enjoy—I decided to bake this weekend. After some searching, I came across a curious recipe for Crispy Salted Oatmeal White Chocolate Chip Cookies. This sounded intriguing and quite delicious, so I decided to try it. (Needless to say, I did not invest in good quality white chocolate, despite the author’s insistence.)

Below is a message received from one coworker, who, as part of our lunchtime running group, received first dibs on the cookies when I sent out a message letting everyone know I had brought in treats for everyone. I don’t know what he was voting for, but if the next president of the United States has a bake-off as part of the competition, watch out Martha Stewart!*

Crunchy, tasty, airy, delicious- you have my vote. All I needed was one for the perfect after lunch desert.
Thank you.

*Ironically enough, I just discussed Martha Stewart with my two Chinese roommates and their Chinese friend. They seemed to be in awe of her, as if she were the white Oprah or something. I tactfully reminded them that Martha Stewart has been to jail, but this did not phase them. As far as they were concerned, she may as well have been Hillary Clinton. Amazing, how American Consumerism and its media-generated popularity can span the globe.

1 comment:

Neen said...

Those cookies sound great! Mind sharing the recipe? My family members have taken to calling me "Martha Jr." Really, how many other 23 year olds do you know that do their own canning during the harvest season and make artisan mustards and relishes as Christmas presents? Sometimes I think I was born in the wrong era, and then I remind myself that I get to be "rustic" minus the whole female oppression thing.

If you like "salted" sweet recipes, try Chris Fennimore's recipe for sea-salted caramels. It was in the December issue of Pittsburgh magazine. I can't eat much sugar, but I made an exception for those. (It was worth it.)