Thursday, September 2, 2010
Seeing Squares: the Great Cookie Project of 2010
Here's the story so far:
Tuesday: Tuesday morning I tripled a batch of my favorite sugar cookie dough. The recipe says that it makes 7 dozen 2.5 inch cookies. I thought tripling it would be more than enough for my 3 inch squares.
Wednesday: I found out I was WAYYYY off. The triple batch from the day before only made about 60 cookies...less than 1/2 of my 180 target. Not only that, but even though I had extra ingredients on hand (just in case), it wasn't nearly enough. I had to get to the store, but my stroller is still busted with new parts taking their sweet time to arrive. So, I put Isaac in a baby carrier on my back, drag Andrew out in the 95 degree heat and head to the store to get lots of butter, sugar, flour, eggs. We get home and I make five more batches of dough. This time it's more than enough. phew! First hiccup, out of the way.
Today: I baked 180 cookies. My apartment is hot! But I am SOOOO in the groove. This afternoon I will make several batches of icing for tomorrow. I think tomorrow will be the hardest day. Icing 180 cookies! Hopefully my hands won't cramp up on me and I make enough icing ahead of time and things go smoothly and marvelously. Is that too much to ask?!? ;)
Gosh I love big projects.
I love all of it. The hiccups, the scale, calling friends to give them updates and hearing their impressed oooohhs!!! and ahhhhs! over the phone. Or my mother's line: "I'm all stressed out just thinking about it!" And I keep picturing myself at the reception on Sunday sipping a glass of wine and people approaching me with "YOU made the FAVORS?!?!" And me laughing lightly and saying, "oh that? That was nothing."
Man, I'm a weirdo!
But I am so, so, so glad that my friend is taking a chance on me like this. I love friends that let me go a little looney now and then. Takes a special kind of person, I tell you... (Thanks, Emm!)
See you tomorrow with another installment of Seeing Squares: the Great Cookies Project of 2010.