I had high baking aspirations this Holiday season….
There were to be all sorts of delectable goodies created in my Brooklyn kitchen. Linzer Cookies stuffed with Nutella, a Chocolate and Fruit Tarte I found in my new subscription to Bon Appetit, Shortbread Pretzel Twists, and, last but not least, our household’s favorite – Pecan Snowball Cookies. Why buy gifts this Christmas? Cookies (made with all organic ingredients, of course) would be wrapped in crinkly paper with shiny bows and bestowed upon the shining faces of friend and neighbor alike.
But, (and sorry to get all cliche and Rachael Ray-ish on you), I am a lousy baker. I can never seem to remember to leave butter and eggs out to bring them to room temperature. My measuring cups are for liquids. I confuse tablespoons with teaspoons. My baking powder is always past its expiration date. I detest kneading and rolling. Let’s face it, if you are coming to my house for a dinner party, you can’t go wrong by bringing dessert.
Still, I did manage to churn out one baked item this Christmas, and in my opinion, if you are only going to do one cookie, nobody is gonna complain if its Pecan Snowball Cookies.