baked goods

day 11: palmiers

Feel free to make your own looker, sweet, savoury--or both at once... blue cheese and fig palmier?...

day 9: tuiles

Perhaps the most oddly-shaped cookie out there? Or, somewhere in the universe, these may be what every cookie looks like?...

day 8: shortbread

The most surprising cookie of all the ones I baked:, the oddest technique and unexpectedly irresistible....

day 4: shaker lemon bars

Almost magical that you can use two whole lemons in this recipe and still come out with a cookie that's sweet....

day 3: coconut cookies

I sort of think that anything with coconut in them is sophisticated by definition--I grew to love it as I matured....

day 2: sugar cookies

Sky's the limit with how you decorate these cookies. Also perfect for un-holiday celebrations like Wednesdays....

day 1: molasses cookies

"Slow as molasses..." so the saying goes, but luckily, these molasses cookies come together very quickly....