And we’re off! Or welcome back?! Take your pick.
First things first, you are probably here because you are baking your way through Dorie Greenspan‘s brilliant new cookbook, Baking Chez Moi, with Tuesdays with Dorie. For those who have been here before, welcome back, nice to see you! There are so many familiar faces baking with TWD again, that its like the gang is all back together. I am so excited about that. For those who are new, welcome! I am Laurie, I started TWD in 2008 thinking no one would bake through Baking From My Home to Yours with me. Little did I know that everyone would bake with me and we would still be willing to tackle new projects together 6 years later. Its shocking and wonderful all at the same time.
Now, I haven’t blogged in a long while. Two and a half years worth of a while. Things have been hectic here. I have 3 boys, ages 12, 10 and 7. The youngest who has various special needs in epilepsy and autism. It keeps things extremely interesting, and fun and sometimes exhausting and frustrating but its a very full life. And I adore it. However, its kept me from this space for too long. I hope that TWD will get me back to regular blogging again.
Now, I am posting late for a Tuesday, which really is not unusual for me. I’m a procrastinator. But, this time, my middle boy, Bro, has stomach flu and it threw the schedule off. I, also, didn’t feel like it was kind to be baking cookies while he was unable to keep anything down. Today, he was finally able to eat again, so I got the dough going and baked them up. This recipe is so simple and easy. Just with a small hours rest in the middle. I did add more vanilla than called for, well, because I always do. I, also, added lemon zest to the glaze and topped with some coconut sugar that I was gifted at some point. My resident tester, Liam, deemed them “good” but added “They get all their flavor from the glaze.” I concur. A good simple cookie, that will be perfect with my coffee tomorrow.
I say we are off to a good start.