Tuesday, 27 November 2012
Dec 3, 1994 - Double, Double
The Peanut Butter Cookies go quickly so we made two double batches on Dec. 3, otherwise we'd be back at it within a week. I had to go back to the store for more peanut butter, butter and brown sugar. We rolled the dough-balls in granulated sugar again and they turned out perfect (even though the oven was mysteriously set on 325). They took about 10-12 minutes, but again, we judge by other means than time.
Next we made a second double batch of Sugar Cookies, figuring the same was true — they just disappear! So remember next year: two double batches of Sugar Cookies AND Peanut Butter Cookies. We yielded 12 dozen peanut butter lovelies.
I should have bought more oats while I was at the store! Next year, look at the recipes, decide how many batches we're making and how much of everything we'll need, THEN go shopping. We were short 1/2 cup of oats and I only used 1 1/2 cups of pecans (in a double batch) of Choc-Oat-Chip Cookies. As a result, they were sticking to the trays, so we added 1/2 cup more flour. We made 11 dozen by heaping teaspoonful.
By 11 p.m., we had cranked out 34 dozen delights. We ran short on baking sheets and tins for packing and traveling. I forgot to bring my recipe box (I was too busy obsessing over finding this cookie journal!). We could use extra baking sheets in the rotation — we had to cool their aluminum fires on the porch again (and it's not really that cold outside, considering it's Christmastime). And wire cooling racks would be nice.