Spot of Tea?
These cookies look wonderful in the Baked cookbook. I am looking forward to making them, as I love dulce de leche. I am still on the fence about making my own (dulce de leche that is). I know it is just condensed milk and easy peasy to make......but Eagle Brand does now sell dulce de leche. And I may or may not already have a can or two of it sitting in the cupboard. (I'm not being coy, I seriously can't remember if I actually tried it in anything yet.)
I think these cookies will look very pretty on the new plate, teacup and saucer I bought especially for this day. I bought these months ago for this specific post. They have sat in my dining room hutch waiting for their moment to shine.
Not only is it Mother's Day, but it would have been my mom's birthday today. She had a penchant for teacups and saucers. And I know she would have loved this set....and not just for the sheer beauty of them, but also because I got them on sale!! And we both loved/love a sale!
Focusing on making the cookies now.
|Maybe not this fluffy.|
If I wasn't drinking (the last of the....but shhhh don't tell hubbie) iced coffee, I'd want a lemonade. My hubbie makes a good cup of coffee....but he makes a crazy good glass of iced coffee. No sugar, just the double strength coffee over ice with a splash of half and half. Mmm Mmm Mmm.
The last ingredients to be added to the bowl (before the dry ingredients) are the rum and vanilla. I'm beginning to feel like I can't bake without my Sailor Jerry anymore. What? He understands me....we've got a connection. The recipe calls for a good-quality light rum. I went with Sailor Jerry. He would never fail me.
Where were we? Oh yes, adding the dry ingredients to the butter mixture.
It looks so good...I just wanna eat it now.
Well, I have heated it up and let it cool, but it doesn't seem to be as thick as what it looks like in the Baked book. Perhaps I'll put it in the fridge for a while. Not having a good feeling about this people.
Going to move on, to the cookie making. I left the dough in the fridge overnight. For no particular reason...well other than I wanted to get outside and pull some dandelions...what....isn't that what everyone thinks of when making cookies?? Yep, nothing better than spending 3 hours pulling dandelions and weeds. Good times.
Dough gets cut in half. One half gets put back in the fridge.
and then cut.....
Yeah, read the recipe and I'm supposed to chill them in the fridge for five minutes before baking. Look at me reading the recipe!
|What the Alfajor?|
Okay, going to pull out the jar of nutella. That has a great consistency and would be wonderful on these cookies. (It was a discussion we had at Baked Sunday Mornings.) You can also go there to see how everyone else did with these cookies.
As for this household, the cookies weren't spot on. But they do look pretty and sometimes looking pretty is important. The flavour of the cookies were good. Loved the lemon in the cookie dough.
Happy Anniversary to my hubbie. Yes, it is also our wedding anniversary. There really is a lot going on today. Love you more than gum drops, hon.