You know that book that talks about the different "love languages"? Either you feel loved by getting presents, showered with compliments, or or or, and so on. I think there are like five of them? Well. I felt like none of those really 'fit' me. I mean, who doesn't like presents? Or a sincere compliment? I just felt like I couldn't really commit to a language.
What I've come to realize, after many years of deep thought, is that my love language is food. Nothing says I love you Holly, quite like a delicious stack of cookies. You know?
Anyway. So now you know! It's a wonder I'm not 500 lbs.
With some Christmas money I ordered this fancy cookie maker. It is AMAZING and makes me so happy (and fills me up with love, if you must know). It's a Pizelle maker. And shoot, it makes really fancy cookies. They taste like really thin and crispy sugar cookies. Very tasty.
It comes with a little dowel to roll the hot cookie around, so you can make sort of a cannolli. Well after burning my fingers off too many times, I decided to stick with the flat cookies for now. And guess what, they taste the same!
Harvey gives them an enthusiastic yes! And then he fed the rest of his cookie to Gesso, who gave them two thumbs up.
Oh oh, and then I smothered them in chocolate. It was a really great idea.
And now for future reference, here is my very own Pizelle recipe:
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all purpose flour
1.5 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup sugar
a generous sprinkling of cinnamon
yields about 50 pizelles
Beat the eggs until smooth. Melt the butter almost all of the way. All the butter to cool while you blend and mix the sugar and vanilla with the eggs. Then add the melted butter, stirring to combine. Add the dry ingredients and mix until smooth.
I've had to add several teaspoons of water as I go along, it seems the dough starts to thicken the longer it sits?
Also, it snowed today! Hooray for seasonally appropriate weather!
And this is what I look like now! hehe.