November 12, 2011

11/11/11 11:11

I'm a day late, and a few prep pictures short, but I need to share this one anyway. Yesterday, for anyone out there who didn't notice, was the one-eist day most of us will experience during our lifetimes. I celebrated twice, at 11:11 AM, and at 11:11 PM. And I made these chocolate gingerbread cookies in honor of the occasion. I followed this Martha Stewart recipe exactly, so I won't repeat it here. I will say though, that I never fully appreciated how great cookie cutters are until I tried to make shaped cookies free form. As you can tell from the pictures, I got lazy after making quite a few proper ones and started making thin lines, which, conveniently, doubled as slashes for writing out the date.

The cookies themselves were delicious, achieving a delicate balance of chocolate and ginger that didn't drown out either flavor. They might make an appearance at this year's holiday cookie decorating fiesta.

Here they are: 11/11/11, 11:11 cookies!
Sweetness Factor: 7; Indulgence Factor: 6; Difficulty Factor: 9 (without a cookie cutter, 5 with); Chance I'll Make them Again: 9 (with a cookie cutter, 4 without).

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