This cookie exchange has given me a headache (literally).
I have decided that I do not like the almond raspberry stars (pretty as they look, they just don't taste that good). Yes, those would be the 9 dozen I spent 4 hours making Saturday morning. The expensive ones with the pound of real butter and the full $5 can of almond paste and the premium seedless raspberry jam. Since I did not yet sandwich them all, I can save them. My husband seems to like them just plain so I will freeze them for later in the year. I think I could also use them ground up for a cookie crust, too. In any event, they are not going on my cookie trays.
I came home from work tonight and made two other kinds - much easier chocolate peanut butter chip drop cookies and some chocolate bar things. The drop cookies seem to have spread too much.
I have always been pretty decent at baking, but just when I want something to turn out especially good, nothing seems to be going right.
I don't know if the current batches taste good or not because I just cannot bring myself to eat any. I am so disappointed in the outcome of this baking spree.
Hope your holiday baking is more fulfilling.
I am off to find two aspirins.
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