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  1. #1
    Boron Elgar Guest

    Default Cookie Day

    I have the freezer full of bread already, but wanted to bake, so I got
    busy and made three kinds of cookies.

    Two of these, Chocolate Chunkers and World Peace Cookies are from way
    Dorie Greenspan's web pages and the third, pignoli cookies are from
    Sara Moulton.

    All were quite successful and I now have a freezer full of cookies,
    too. Go look at the cookies.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/2564880...7617526791333/

    boron

  2. #2
    Christine Dabney Guest

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    On Sat, 02 May 2009 21:23:16 -0400, Boron Elgar
    <[email protected]> wrote:


    >Two of these, Chocolate Chunkers and World Peace Cookies are from way
    >Dorie Greenspan's web pages and the third, pignoli cookies are from
    >Sara Moulton.


    How are the World Peace cookies? I have her baking book, and they are
    in that as well. I have thought about trying them..

    Christine
    --
    http://nightstirrings.blogspot.com

  3. #3
    Boron Elgar Guest

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    On Sat, 02 May 2009 19:34:39 -0600, Christine Dabney
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Sat, 02 May 2009 21:23:16 -0400, Boron Elgar
    ><[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>Two of these, Chocolate Chunkers and World Peace Cookies are from way
    >>Dorie Greenspan's web pages and the third, pignoli cookies are from
    >>Sara Moulton.

    >
    >How are the World Peace cookies? I have her baking book, and they are
    >in that as well. I have thought about trying them..
    >
    >Christine


    They are really spectacular. I double the recipe because they get
    inhaled.

    I have the book, too, but if I can find the recipes online, I print
    them as working copies to keep the book clean. I am so silly. I have
    also found that sometimes the online versions have been updated since
    a book has been published - this is true for a couple of other books I
    have, too.

    Boron

  4. #4
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

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    On Sat 02 May 2009 06:23:16p, Boron Elgar told us...

    > I have the freezer full of bread already, but wanted to bake, so I got
    > busy and made three kinds of cookies.
    >
    > Two of these, Chocolate Chunkers and World Peace Cookies are from way
    > Dorie Greenspan's web pages and the third, pignoli cookies are from
    > Sara Moulton.
    >
    > All were quite successful and I now have a freezer full of cookies,
    > too. Go look at the cookies.
    >
    > http://www.flickr.com/photos/2564880...7617526791333/
    >
    > boron


    That's a mighty purty sight, Boron! I love the idea of baking cookies, and
    do a good job, but I really loathe the process...pan after pan after pan.
    Still, I will attack them a couple of times a year and bake quite a few
    varieties during the holidays. I have to confess that I really prefer
    baking cakes and pies. :-)

    Those pignoli cookies look especially delicious!

    --
    Wayne Boatwright
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    The more you eat, the less flavor; the less you eat, the more
    flavor. ~Chinese Proverb




  5. #5
    Christine Dabney Guest

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    On Sun, 03 May 2009 03:19:58 GMT, Wayne Boatwright
    <[email protected]> wrote:


    >That's a mighty purty sight, Boron! I love the idea of baking cookies, and
    >do a good job, but I really loathe the process...pan after pan after pan.
    >Still, I will attack them a couple of times a year and bake quite a few
    >varieties during the holidays. I have to confess that I really prefer
    >baking cakes and pies. :-)
    >
    >Those pignoli cookies look especially delicious!


    I think the World Peace cookies are icebox ones..where you cut and
    bake.

    Christine
    --
    http://nightstirrings.blogspot.com

  6. #6
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

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    On Sat 02 May 2009 08:27:17p, Christine Dabney told us...

    > On Sun, 03 May 2009 03:19:58 GMT, Wayne Boatwright
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>That's a mighty purty sight, Boron! I love the idea of baking cookies,
    >>and do a good job, but I really loathe the process...pan after pan after
    >>pan. Still, I will attack them a couple of times a year and bake quite
    >>a few varieties during the holidays. I have to confess that I really
    >>prefer baking cakes and pies. :-)
    >>
    >>Those pignoli cookies look especially delicious!

    >
    > I think the World Peace cookies are icebox ones..where you cut and
    > bake.
    >
    > Christine


    Well, maybe a little better, but it's still *pan after pan after pan*. <G>

    --
    Wayne Boatwright
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Cutting stalks at noontime. Perspiration drips to the earth. Know
    you that your bowl of rice each grain from hardship comes? ~Chang
    Chan ~Pao




  7. #7
    Boron Elgar Guest

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    On Sun, 03 May 2009 03:19:58 GMT, Wayne Boatwright
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Sat 02 May 2009 06:23:16p, Boron Elgar told us...
    >
    >> I have the freezer full of bread already, but wanted to bake, so I got
    >> busy and made three kinds of cookies.
    >>
    >> Two of these, Chocolate Chunkers and World Peace Cookies are from way
    >> Dorie Greenspan's web pages and the third, pignoli cookies are from
    >> Sara Moulton.
    >>
    >> All were quite successful and I now have a freezer full of cookies,
    >> too. Go look at the cookies.
    >>
    >> http://www.flickr.com/photos/2564880...7617526791333/
    >>
    >> boron

    >
    >That's a mighty purty sight, Boron! I love the idea of baking cookies, and
    >do a good job, but I really loathe the process...pan after pan after pan.
    >Still, I will attack them a couple of times a year and bake quite a few
    >varieties during the holidays. I have to confess that I really prefer
    >baking cakes and pies. :-)
    >
    >Those pignoli cookies look especially delicious!


    Thank you, Wayne,

    I have expert assistance with my husband and I use parchment paper, so
    never have to wash the baking sheets until the very end, and if I'm
    lucky, not even then. But TH gets the mixer out, lines the pans,
    washes a bowl or two, checks one batch while I am shaping the next
    one. It really makes it a pleasure as we share the tasks.

    There was a lot of clean-up today, though, but that was just a series
    of whoopsies, when I tipped over a box of cocoa, not once, not twice,
    but THREE times. What a mess that made flying all over the kitchen.

    I do love making cakes and pies, though my first love is with the
    bread baking, I have to admit.

    Boron

  8. #8
    koko Guest

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    On Sat, 02 May 2009 21:23:16 -0400, Boron Elgar
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I have the freezer full of bread already, but wanted to bake, so I got
    >busy and made three kinds of cookies.
    >
    >Two of these, Chocolate Chunkers and World Peace Cookies are from way
    >Dorie Greenspan's web pages and the third, pignoli cookies are from
    >Sara Moulton.
    >
    >All were quite successful and I now have a freezer full of cookies,
    >too. Go look at the cookies.
    >
    >http://www.flickr.com/photos/2564880...7617526791333/
    >
    >boron


    They look wonderful. Isn't it great to have a freezer full of cookies.
    koko
    --

    There is no love more sincere than the love of food
    George Bernard Shaw
    www.kokoscorner.typepad.com
    updated 04/26

  9. #9
    Boron Elgar Guest

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    On Sat, 02 May 2009 21:27:17 -0600, Christine Dabney
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Sun, 03 May 2009 03:19:58 GMT, Wayne Boatwright
    ><[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>That's a mighty purty sight, Boron! I love the idea of baking cookies, and
    >>do a good job, but I really loathe the process...pan after pan after pan.
    >>Still, I will attack them a couple of times a year and bake quite a few
    >>varieties during the holidays. I have to confess that I really prefer
    >>baking cakes and pies. :-)
    >>
    >>Those pignoli cookies look especially delicious!

    >
    >I think the World Peace cookies are icebox ones..where you cut and
    >bake.
    >
    >Christine


    They are, and the other cookies were dropped, so no rolling or
    cutting, but I use two large sheets - jelly roll pans, actually - and
    they each made it into the oven at least 4 times today. The mixer bowl
    and beater was washed 3 times, lot of measuring cups used, bowls for
    melting, sifting and holding chopped chocolate. The dishwasher ran
    twice today before dinner.

    And I had to wash the floor, because I broke up pieces of the Jacques
    Torres chocolate block in a zip lock with a hammer. Only safe place to
    do it was on the floor. Itty bits of chocolate ran for their lives.

    Boron

  10. #10
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Cookie Day

    "Boron Elgar" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    >I have the freezer full of bread already, but wanted to bake, so I got
    > busy and made three kinds of cookies.
    >
    > Two of these, Chocolate Chunkers and World Peace Cookies are from way
    > Dorie Greenspan's web pages and the third, pignoli cookies are from
    > Sara Moulton.
    >
    > All were quite successful and I now have a freezer full of cookies,
    > too. Go look at the cookies.
    >
    > http://www.flickr.com/photos/2564880...7617526791333/
    >
    > boron




    They look lovely! Ya done good

    Jill


  11. #11
    Boron Elgar Guest

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    On Sat, 02 May 2009 21:24:16 -0700, koko <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Sat, 02 May 2009 21:23:16 -0400, Boron Elgar
    ><[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>I have the freezer full of bread already, but wanted to bake, so I got
    >>busy and made three kinds of cookies.
    >>
    >>Two of these, Chocolate Chunkers and World Peace Cookies are from way
    >>Dorie Greenspan's web pages and the third, pignoli cookies are from
    >>Sara Moulton.
    >>
    >>All were quite successful and I now have a freezer full of cookies,
    >>too. Go look at the cookies.
    >>
    >>http://www.flickr.com/photos/2564880...7617526791333/
    >>
    >>boron

    >
    >They look wonderful. Isn't it great to have a freezer full of cookies.
    >koko



    My hips appreciate it.

    Boron

  12. #12
    Boron Elgar Guest

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    On Sun, 3 May 2009 00:27:46 -0400, "jmcquown" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >"Boron Elgar" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]. .
    >>I have the freezer full of bread already, but wanted to bake, so I got
    >> busy and made three kinds of cookies.
    >>
    >> Two of these, Chocolate Chunkers and World Peace Cookies are from way
    >> Dorie Greenspan's web pages and the third, pignoli cookies are from
    >> Sara Moulton.
    >>
    >> All were quite successful and I now have a freezer full of cookies,
    >> too. Go look at the cookies.
    >>
    >> http://www.flickr.com/photos/2564880...7617526791333/
    >>
    >> boron

    >
    >
    >
    >They look lovely! Ya done good
    >
    >Jill



    Thanks, Jill.

    Boron

  13. #13
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

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    On Sat 02 May 2009 09:13:23p, Boron Elgar told us...

    > On Sun, 03 May 2009 03:19:58 GMT, Wayne Boatwright
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>On Sat 02 May 2009 06:23:16p, Boron Elgar told us...
    >>
    >>> I have the freezer full of bread already, but wanted to bake, so I got
    >>> busy and made three kinds of cookies.
    >>>
    >>> Two of these, Chocolate Chunkers and World Peace Cookies are from way
    >>> Dorie Greenspan's web pages and the third, pignoli cookies are from
    >>> Sara Moulton.
    >>>
    >>> All were quite successful and I now have a freezer full of cookies,
    >>> too. Go look at the cookies.
    >>>
    >>> http://www.flickr.com/photos/2564880...7617526791333/
    >>>
    >>> boron

    >>
    >>That's a mighty purty sight, Boron! I love the idea of baking cookies,
    >>and do a good job, but I really loathe the process...pan after pan after
    >>pan. Still, I will attack them a couple of times a year and bake quite
    >>a few varieties during the holidays. I have to confess that I really
    >>prefer baking cakes and pies. :-)
    >>
    >>Those pignoli cookies look especially delicious!

    >
    > Thank you, Wayne,
    >
    > I have expert assistance with my husband and I use parchment paper, so
    > never have to wash the baking sheets until the very end, and if I'm
    > lucky, not even then. But TH gets the mixer out, lines the pans,
    > washes a bowl or two, checks one batch while I am shaping the next
    > one. It really makes it a pleasure as we share the tasks.


    I do much the same, using baking parchment on 3 heavy jelly roll pans, so
    cleanup of that part is easy. However, I do everything alone, so it's
    twice the labor and half the pleasure. :-) During the holidays I bake a
    variety of German cookies which are time consuming, along with shortbreads
    and a few other varieties, The dishwasher runs one load after another.

    > There was a lot of clean-up today, though, but that was just a series
    > of whoopsies, when I tipped over a box of cocoa, not once, not twice,
    > but THREE times. What a mess that made flying all over the kitchen.


    My worst "whoopsie" was not with baking, but with dumping an entire can of
    Hungarian paprika in the kitchen. The horrible part was that this happened
    back in the 1970s when kitchen carpet was popular. The stain never came
    out so we replaced the carpet.

    > I do love making cakes and pies, though my first love is with the
    > bread baking, I have to admit.


    I went through more than a decade spate of bread baking, and while I really
    enjoyed it, it needed to come to an end. As we both became diabetics, it
    was much too tempting to eat more than we should. Nowadays, if we're
    having a nice pasta dinner, I will bake a couple of bagettes. One of my
    favorites was a raisin pumpernickel, but I would want to eat half the loaf
    at a time. :-) I've always admired your bread baking!

    --
    Wayne Boatwright
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    This special feeling towards fruit, its glory and abundance, is I
    would say universal.... We respond to strawberry fields or cherry
    orchards with a delight that a cabbage patch or even an elegant
    vegetable garden cannot provoke. ~Jane Grigson




  14. #14
    brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Cookie Day


    "Boron Elgar" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    >I have the freezer full of bread already, but wanted to bake, so I got
    > busy and made three kinds of cookies.
    >
    > Two of these, Chocolate Chunkers and World Peace Cookies are from way
    > Dorie Greenspan's web pages and the third, pignoli cookies are from
    > Sara Moulton.
    >
    > All were quite successful and I now have a freezer full of cookies,
    > too. Go look at the cookies.
    >
    > http://www.flickr.com/photos/2564880...7617526791333/
    >
    >

    I'm sure your cookies taste fine but I gotta say, your micro photography
    makes them look like ****, literally... if you didn't say those pictures
    were of cookies no one would take them for anything other than an extreme
    close up of an unflushed toilet... couldn't you move back a couple three
    inches?

    Cookies gotta look like cookies:
    http://i44.tinypic.com/6ekyzp.jpg
    http://i39.tinypic.com/ajw6x3.jpg



  15. #15
    Boron Elgar Guest

    Default Re: Cookie Day

    On Sun, 03 May 2009 05:40:35 GMT, Wayne Boatwright
    <wayneboatwright@arizona.usa.c[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Sat 02 May 2009 09:13:23p, Boron Elgar told us...
    >


    >>
    >> I have expert assistance with my husband and I use parchment paper, so
    >> never have to wash the baking sheets until the very end, and if I'm
    >> lucky, not even then.

    >
    >I do much the same, using baking parchment on 3 heavy jelly roll pans, so
    >cleanup of that part is easy. However, I do everything alone, so it's
    >twice the labor and half the pleasure. :-) During the holidays I bake a
    >variety of German cookies which are time consuming, along with shortbreads
    >and a few other varieties, The dishwasher runs one load after another.


    We need to convince your partner to get in there and bake, bake,
    bake
    >
    >> There was a lot of clean-up today, though, but that was just a series
    >> of whoopsies, when I tipped over a box of cocoa, not once, not twice,
    >> but THREE times. What a mess that made flying all over the kitchen.

    >
    >My worst "whoopsie" was not with baking, but with dumping an entire can of
    >Hungarian paprika in the kitchen. The horrible part was that this happened
    >back in the 1970s when kitchen carpet was popular. The stain never came
    >out so we replaced the carpet.


    Must have smelled good until it was replaced, I bet.
    >
    >> I do love making cakes and pies, though my first love is with the
    >> bread baking, I have to admit.

    >
    >I went through more than a decade spate of bread baking, and while I really
    >enjoyed it, it needed to come to an end. As we both became diabetics, it
    >was much too tempting to eat more than we should. Nowadays, if we're
    >having a nice pasta dinner, I will bake a couple of bagettes. One of my
    >favorites was a raisin pumpernickel, but I would want to eat half the loaf
    >at a time. :-) I've always admired your bread baking!



    Thank you.

    I, too, am a diabetic, and that is one of the reasons I took up bread
    baking so seriously. Sourdoughs and whole grain breads have lower
    glycemic index, so I can have a slice (still have to limit it) without
    spiking my sugar. I am off meds these days, relying on diet and
    exercise to control things, so I have to be careful, too. With all
    those cookies yesterday, all I had was one - and that was made up of a
    bite from each of the three types as they cooled and were taste-tested
    by TH.

    Boron

  16. #16
    Michael \Dog3\ Guest

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    Boron Elgar <[email protected]>
    news:[email protected]: in rec.food.cooking

    > I have the freezer full of bread already, but wanted to bake, so I got
    > busy and made three kinds of cookies.
    >
    > Two of these, Chocolate Chunkers and World Peace Cookies are from way
    > Dorie Greenspan's web pages and the third, pignoli cookies are from
    > Sara Moulton.
    >
    > All were quite successful and I now have a freezer full of cookies,
    > too. Go look at the cookies.
    >
    > http://www.flickr.com/photos/2564880...7617526791333/


    Yummm... I'll take 3 dozen please What are the nuts inthe pignoli?

    Michael

    --
    You can find me at: - michael at lonergan dot us dot com

  17. #17
    Becca Guest

    Default Re: Cookie Day

    Boron Elgar wrote:
    > Thank you.
    >
    > I, too, am a diabetic, and that is one of the reasons I took up bread
    > baking so seriously. Sourdoughs and whole grain breads have lower
    > glycemic index, so I can have a slice (still have to limit it) without
    > spiking my sugar. I am off meds these days, relying on diet and
    > exercise to control things, so I have to be careful, too. With all
    > those cookies yesterday, all I had was one - and that was made up of a
    > bite from each of the three types as they cooled and were taste-tested
    > by TH.
    >
    > Boron
    >


    Those cookies look delicious. If I had a freezer full of cookies, I
    would not be able to keep my hands off of them. When I can, I will
    shape the dough into logs and freeze them, only cooking a small amount
    each time. I'm proud of you, you have a lot more restraint that I have.


    Becca <------a cookie monster :-P

  18. #18
    Boron Elgar Guest

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    On 03 May 2009 12:34:20 GMT, "Michael \"Dog3\""
    <don'[email protected]> wrote:

    >Boron Elgar <[email protected]>
    >news:[email protected] : in rec.food.cooking
    >
    >> I have the freezer full of bread already, but wanted to bake, so I got
    >> busy and made three kinds of cookies.
    >>
    >> Two of these, Chocolate Chunkers and World Peace Cookies are from way
    >> Dorie Greenspan's web pages and the third, pignoli cookies are from
    >> Sara Moulton.
    >>
    >> All were quite successful and I now have a freezer full of cookies,
    >> too. Go look at the cookies.
    >>
    >> http://www.flickr.com/photos/2564880...7617526791333/

    >
    >Yummm... I'll take 3 dozen please What are the nuts inthe pignoli?
    >
    >Michael


    Pignolis, in Italian - better known as pine nuts in English.

    Boron

  19. #19
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Food_Snob=AE?= Guest

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    On May 3, 7:12 am, "brooklyn1" <gravesen...@verizon.net> wrote:
    > "Boron Elgar" <boron_el...@hootmail.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:[email protected].. >I have the freezer full of bread already, but wanted to bake, so I got
    > > busy and made three kinds of cookies.

    >
    > > Two of these, Chocolate Chunkers and World Peace Cookies are from way
    > > Dorie Greenspan's web pages and the third, pignoli cookies are from
    > > Sara Moulton.

    >
    > > All were quite successful and I now have a freezer full of cookies,
    > > too. Go look at the cookies.

    >
    > >http://www.flickr.com/photos/2564880...7617526791333/

    >
    > I'm sure your cookies taste fine but I gotta say, your micro photography
    > makes them look like ****, literally... if you didn't say those pictures
    > were of cookies no one would take them for anything other than an extreme
    > close up of an unflushed toilet... couldn't you move back a couple three
    > inches?


    I don't usually agree with Sheldon, but those dough pix *taken out of
    context* do look like feces. Of course, they were not out of context,
    but in a series that showed the progression from dough to finished
    cookies. I óż flickr.

    --Bryan http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522299@N08/?saved=1

  20. #20
    blake murphy Guest

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    On Sun, 03 May 2009 10:59:41 -0500, Becca wrote:

    > Boron Elgar wrote:
    >> Thank you.
    >>
    >> I, too, am a diabetic, and that is one of the reasons I took up bread
    >> baking so seriously. Sourdoughs and whole grain breads have lower
    >> glycemic index, so I can have a slice (still have to limit it) without
    >> spiking my sugar. I am off meds these days, relying on diet and
    >> exercise to control things, so I have to be careful, too. With all
    >> those cookies yesterday, all I had was one - and that was made up of a
    >> bite from each of the three types as they cooled and were taste-tested
    >> by TH.
    >>
    >> Boron
    >>

    >
    > Those cookies look delicious. If I had a freezer full of cookies, I
    > would not be able to keep my hands off of them. When I can, I will
    > shape the dough into logs and freeze them, only cooking a small amount
    > each time. I'm proud of you, you have a lot more restraint that I have.
    >
    > Becca <------a cookie monster :-P


    restraint is for prisoners. (well, and certain sexual adventurers, but we
    shall not speak of them.)

    your pal,
    blake

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