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Thank you cookies

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Project of the day: delicious tokens of appreciation

Well hello again! It’s been some time because I’ve been busy applying to, getting into, visiting, deciding on, and settling things with graduate school. It was quite a process, and many people helped me out in tons of ways–rides to the bus station, letters of recommendation, listening to me agonize over pros and cons… And so I had a lot of people to thank. As I said to one friend after she dropped me off at the bus station yet again, “I owe you such a cookie!”

And so I made her, and the rest of my kind friends and advisers, such cookies! And they turned out so well I thought I’d share : ) Read the rest of this entry


Cookie Efficiency

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Project of the day: Care package

Brother #7 enjoying a Samoa bar

Sister #2 is off at summer camp (wait, who?). A pretty awesome summer camp, I might add. She’s learning riflery, pottery, archery, mountain biking, tennis, and having a generally sweet time.

All this understandably gets a girl hungry, and I am not one to refuse a request for snacks! So, at mama’s suggestion, we baked cookies. Although, I should mention, the ‘we’ rather quickly became mostly ‘I.’ Mama was very concerned about getting the package to the post office by 5 pm, and the boys were happily playing together, so I baked and sister #6 helped measure.

Cookies are a simple operation. The trick is in the timing, especially with multiple recipes.

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