December 22, 2010

The Thrill of Victory

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Peanut Butter Cups (Nigella Lawson)
Oatmeal Coconut Cookies (Epicurious)
Roll Cookies (Joy of Cooking)
Chocolate Graham Crackers (King Arthur Flour)

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The Agony of Defeat

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Why are they spreading? They shouldn't be spreading. I've done everything right. Haven't I?

THEY'RE NOT GOING TO FIT IN THE BOX!

I've got to do something. I can't make another batch. I won't make another batch.

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Eureka

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I pulled the smallest round cookie cutter from the drawer.

I wonder if this will work.

I put down a single layer of paper towel. I centered the cookie cutter over the cookie. I forced the cutter through the cookie.

It was now or never. I lifted my hand slowly.

Perfectly round cookies.

I think this will work.

They fit in the box.

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Happy Holidays!

3 comments:

  1. I was admiring those perfectly round cookies before I even knew your reasoning. They look lovely.

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  2. Victory, of course! Merry Christmas.

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  3. Lovely boxes, lucky recipients. Have a wonderful Christmas. x

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