This recipe of choice for this week’s Tuesdays With Dorie was Tall & Creamy Cheesecake. I had good intentions to make it over my five-day weekend last week, despite the fact I don’t really enjoy cheesecake, but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. I appeased Mr. Penpen by bringing our dangerously wonderful ice cream maker out of retirement and making peppermint ice cream instead.
Luckily, thanks to the relaxed TWD December schedule, I have a reserve recipe for the last Tuesday of 2008. I made Grandma’s All-Occasion Sugar Cookies, which Ulrike of Küchenlatein hosted back on December 9th. I baked these to bring to a party where there would be a lot – well, seven seems like a lot – of small children. I had the adorable idea that I would bring cookies and icing to the party so everyone could decorate cookies, and then I could post photos of everyone’s creations on my blog the following Tuesday. I barely ended up having time to make the cookies, much less dig out my decorating gear and make various colors of icing. The cookies were delicious with just sanding sugar, though I can’t help thinking how fantastic they would have been with crunchy Royal Icing.
Thanks for reading my new blog in 2008, I look forward to more culinary adventures in 2009. Happy New Year!