Why I bought Ferrero Rocher as back-up

Friday, December 22, 2006

So I had this bright idea of making sugar cookies for Christmas, to be shaped and decorated by KB. How cute! you say.

Well.

First, I don't know how to cream butter. So I doubled the recipe in order to incorporate the not-so-creamy stuff into the hopefully creamier stuff. Didn't work.

Luckily, I have Mum as a freelance consultant. Just go on with the recipe, she says. The flour should put everything back together.

Next, I discovered why I shouldn't attempt double recipes with a freaking hand mixer. Luckily, the dough looked relatively doughy so the effort was worth it.

Five phone calls and one broken plate later, I had everything mixed, bagged and tucked in the freezer. I forgot to double the salt content, but whatever.

Tonight, we will attempt to roll, cut, bake and decorate these suckers. Then, I'm going to recruit the hubby into bagging those babies, ready to be handed out tomorrow night.

Oh god, please let me survive Christmas.

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Helen (AugustusGloop) said...

Ahhh baking edible gifts is always stressful! Hope they turned out ok, and besides, everyone loves Ferrero Rocher anyway!

And re: creaming butter, make sure it really is at room temperature. You can defrost it carefully in the microwave but it can't melt, otherwise you'll never "cream" it successfully :)