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Tuesday, June 14th, 2005

(talk to me)

Subject:Sugar, please!
Time:11:15 am.
Mood: tired.
I have this hankering to bake.

The only problem at this time is what I feel like making. I have a whole bunch of cake mixes in the pantry that I could try and use for cookies, but that just doesn't appeal to me. (As much as people swear by boxed mixes, I'm still not a huge fan, I like to be able to feel out my baking....)

I think what I will make is biscotti. I'm feeling kind of nostalgic for those things I used to bake when I was in high school. The two recipes I always made: a Chocolate Walnut Biscotti and an Apricot Almond Biscotti. My parents were always partial to the apricot & almond, they said it's because it wasn't have chocolate, when really I think it was more the fact that these ones always had a nice texture that didn't hurt their teeth while the chocolate recipe was always rock hard. We on the other hand, my brothers and I, preferred the chocolate & walnuts because it was chocolate!

Now I just have to decide on which recipe I want to make and deal with my sudden onlaught of exhaustion.

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Subject:Change of plans...
Time:3:43 pm.
Mood: pleased.
Well it would appear that my two tried and true biscotti recipes are M.I.A. I'm quite sad.

But during this time of great sadness, I have found a silver lining: Easy Lemon Cookies.

So good and so easy. I've never been more pleased with a 'cheat mix' before in my life! I guess I know what I'll be doing with the four or five remaining boxes. They'll be different varieties of course and end up being turned into chocolate cookies or pumpkin spice cookies with the other mixes.

I don't generally eat what I bake, but the lemon cookies... WoW. Talk about the highest compliment from the chef.


Easy Lemon Cookies

1 - 18.25oz pkg lemon cake mix
2 eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/3 cup confectioners' sugar for decoration

Preheat oven to 350° F (190°C).
Pour cake mix into a large bowl.
Stir in eggs, oil, and lemon juice until well blended.
Drop teaspoonfuls of dough onto cookie sheet.
Lightly dust cookies with confectioner’s sugar.

Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven.

The bottoms will be light brown, and the insides chewy.

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