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  • Post #61 - December 1st, 2010, 5:05 pm
    Post #61 - December 1st, 2010, 5:05 pm Post #61 - December 1st, 2010, 5:05 pm
    I will bring mine already in ziploc bags, a dozen to a bag.
    "If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home."
    ~James Michener
  • Post #62 - December 2nd, 2010, 11:03 am
    Post #62 - December 2nd, 2010, 11:03 am Post #62 - December 2nd, 2010, 11:03 am
    Last year most (but not all) people brought theirs already divided up into packages ready to go for each participant - paper plates, bags, tins, gladware, etc. Bring a few of your own bags or tupperware-esque containers for the few that don't arrive already packaged.
    Leek

    SAVING ONE DOG may not change the world,
    but it CHANGES THE WORLD for that one dog.
    American Brittany Rescue always needs foster homes. Please think about helping that one dog. http://www.americanbrittanyrescue.org
  • Post #63 - December 2nd, 2010, 11:40 am
    Post #63 - December 2nd, 2010, 11:40 am Post #63 - December 2nd, 2010, 11:40 am
    Cathy has been persuading me to come and I would love to. However, it may be a bit of an imposition on those who have already baked, packed etc.
    Let me know.
    Jyoti
    A meal, with bread and wine, shared with friends and family is among the most essential and important of all human rituals.
    Ruhlman
  • Post #64 - December 2nd, 2010, 12:44 pm
    Post #64 - December 2nd, 2010, 12:44 pm Post #64 - December 2nd, 2010, 12:44 pm
    jygach wrote:Cathy has been persuading me to come and I would love to. However, it may be a bit of an imposition on those who have already baked, packed etc.
    Let me know.

    LOL, yea right. I'm a procrastinator. Glad to see you're making it after all.
  • Post #65 - December 2nd, 2010, 12:50 pm
    Post #65 - December 2nd, 2010, 12:50 pm Post #65 - December 2nd, 2010, 12:50 pm
    Hi,

    I am baking on Saturday morning. irisarbor baked and froze her contributions before there was a question of Jygach attending, so I am sure she is fine.

    I am going to the cookie baking program at DANKhaus tomorrow, I expect I will be drowning in cookies by the time the weekend concludes. This is, of course, a good thing. :D

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #66 - December 2nd, 2010, 1:03 pm
    Post #66 - December 2nd, 2010, 1:03 pm Post #66 - December 2nd, 2010, 1:03 pm
    I'll be baking Saturday as well and far from an imposition, it would be a delight to have Jyoti join us.
  • Post #67 - December 2nd, 2010, 1:05 pm
    Post #67 - December 2nd, 2010, 1:05 pm Post #67 - December 2nd, 2010, 1:05 pm
    OK I will assume Pucca and Cathy speak for the others. If the organized folks are short on cookies, don't worry about it.
    See you on Sunday!
    Jyoti
    A meal, with bread and wine, shared with friends and family is among the most essential and important of all human rituals.
    Ruhlman
  • Post #68 - December 2nd, 2010, 1:14 pm
    Post #68 - December 2nd, 2010, 1:14 pm Post #68 - December 2nd, 2010, 1:14 pm
    So I just looked at public transportation from my place to Delightful Pastries and it looks like it involves three buses on a Sunday, which might be a bit tedious with several dozen cookies. Is anyone by chance passing through West Rogers Park on the way to the cookie exchange who might be willing to give me a ride? PM me if so. Thank you.
  • Post #69 - December 2nd, 2010, 4:20 pm
    Post #69 - December 2nd, 2010, 4:20 pm Post #69 - December 2nd, 2010, 4:20 pm
    Am I correct that ATTENDEES are 9 people -
    cathy2
    leek
    josephine
    irisarbor
    hellodali
    jygach
    pucca
    mmmdonuts
    cookiemonster

    And therefore we
    bring 8 dozen cookies to pass to others
    bring 1 dozen cookies to be eaten at the event
    and keep however many dozen cookies we want at home
    Leek

    SAVING ONE DOG may not change the world,
    but it CHANGES THE WORLD for that one dog.
    American Brittany Rescue always needs foster homes. Please think about helping that one dog. http://www.americanbrittanyrescue.org
  • Post #70 - December 2nd, 2010, 9:37 pm
    Post #70 - December 2nd, 2010, 9:37 pm Post #70 - December 2nd, 2010, 9:37 pm
    Thanks to all who responded to my question! I look forward to seeing all of you on Sunday, especially the in-and-out-and-in jygach.
    Man : I can't understand how a poet like you can eat that stuff.
    T. S. Eliot: Ah, but you're not a poet.
  • Post #71 - December 2nd, 2010, 11:38 pm
    Post #71 - December 2nd, 2010, 11:38 pm Post #71 - December 2nd, 2010, 11:38 pm
    Where is the location we are meeting at 2pm on Sunday? I thought it was in Jefferson Park? It would be great to know ahead of time, so we can plan transportation. Thanks.
    Made one of my doughs tonight, as it is supposed to refrigerate for at least a day. Fun. I can't wait to see all the cookie goodness. And so glad to hear someone is making wedding cakes, those are my favorite. I tried a new recipe I found for honey cookies. The dough smells absolutely wonderful. I'm still trying to decide what will be my second type. Yummy. See you all in a couple days.
    ~Denise
  • Post #72 - December 3rd, 2010, 5:34 pm
    Post #72 - December 3rd, 2010, 5:34 pm Post #72 - December 3rd, 2010, 5:34 pm
    I pmed you the address
    If anyone else needs directions please let me know
    Cookie Monster
  • Post #73 - December 3rd, 2010, 5:37 pm
    Post #73 - December 3rd, 2010, 5:37 pm Post #73 - December 3rd, 2010, 5:37 pm
    Jyoti you are welcome, there are always extra cookies as some people elect not to take them home.
    I look forward to seeing everyone at my house, I will endeavor to make us some mushroom turnovers so we can munch on something before a total sugar rush sets in.
    If anyone needs directions please pm me.
    Dobra
    Cookie Monster
  • Post #74 - December 3rd, 2010, 8:22 pm
    Post #74 - December 3rd, 2010, 8:22 pm Post #74 - December 3rd, 2010, 8:22 pm
    I'm taking the Metra to Delightful Pastries, but can't remember the Metra station that is right near the place. Anyone know?

    Also, I'm making Chocolate Ginger Cookies. The recipe is interesting - no eggs. Hope it works out.
    Jyoti
    A meal, with bread and wine, shared with friends and family is among the most essential and important of all human rituals.
    Ruhlman
  • Post #75 - December 3rd, 2010, 9:47 pm
    Post #75 - December 3rd, 2010, 9:47 pm Post #75 - December 3rd, 2010, 9:47 pm
    I just pm you with the info.
    Friendly reminder for everyone to bring a copy of their recipe to share with others.
    Look forward to seeing you Jyoti !
    Cookie Monster
  • Post #76 - December 4th, 2010, 5:29 pm
    Post #76 - December 4th, 2010, 5:29 pm Post #76 - December 4th, 2010, 5:29 pm
    Oh Martha, Martha, Martha, your cookie recipe did not live up to your exacting standards.
    Jyoti
    A meal, with bread and wine, shared with friends and family is among the most essential and important of all human rituals.
    Ruhlman
  • Post #77 - December 4th, 2010, 6:01 pm
    Post #77 - December 4th, 2010, 6:01 pm Post #77 - December 4th, 2010, 6:01 pm
    i'm not going to the holiday party tonight. i sold my ticket this afternoon to someone really eager to go. I've got a persistent toothache which might need a root canal: something to look forward to..... i would have gone rather than waste the ticket. i wouldnt really be able to enjoy the food and drink, though i know i would have enjoyed the company. but to cheer myself up, and with dobra's permission, i'm most likely coming to the cookie exchange. i don't need to bring home any cookies, so i hope no one is too upset at my last minute decision. i will be bringing cookies to share, but i'll decide tomorrow. right now i'm enjoying my painkiller too much to think about it. justjoan
  • Post #78 - December 4th, 2010, 6:49 pm
    Post #78 - December 4th, 2010, 6:49 pm Post #78 - December 4th, 2010, 6:49 pm
    joan-
    I am so sorry to hear about your tooth- that really stinks- tons of empathy from me- dentist is my least favorite thing in the world...

    hellodali- did you get a ride?
    did you get my pm?
    "If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home."
    ~James Michener
  • Post #79 - December 5th, 2010, 1:13 am
    Post #79 - December 5th, 2010, 1:13 am Post #79 - December 5th, 2010, 1:13 am
    I did thank you. I thought I had PM'D you but must have forgotten.
  • Post #80 - December 5th, 2010, 9:49 am
    Post #80 - December 5th, 2010, 9:49 am Post #80 - December 5th, 2010, 9:49 am
    I've woken up with a cold :( I will come to trade cookies and then leave to spare you my germs.
    Leek

    SAVING ONE DOG may not change the world,
    but it CHANGES THE WORLD for that one dog.
    American Brittany Rescue always needs foster homes. Please think about helping that one dog. http://www.americanbrittanyrescue.org
  • Post #81 - December 5th, 2010, 10:11 am
    Post #81 - December 5th, 2010, 10:11 am Post #81 - December 5th, 2010, 10:11 am
    leek wrote:I've woken up with a cold :( I will come to trade cookies and then leave to spare you my germs.


    lee, i'd be happy to pick up your cookies and bring them to the party (i'm a last minute addition).i can also drop off your share of the other cookies on my way home. i PM'd you my phone number. joan
  • Post #82 - December 5th, 2010, 12:46 pm
    Post #82 - December 5th, 2010, 12:46 pm Post #82 - December 5th, 2010, 12:46 pm
    Hi - just a last minute update

    Even though I won't be there, Joan has generously volunteered to bring mine. I promise that I have been washing my hands continuously and being careful not to breathe on them :)

    participants - 10

    cathy2
    leek
    josephine
    irisarbor
    hellodali
    jygach
    pucca
    mmmdonuts
    cookiemonster
    justjoan

    And therefore we
    bring 9 dozen cookies to pass to others
    bring 1 dozen cookies to be eaten at the event
    and keep however many dozen cookies we want at home

    I've edited my entry with a link to the recipe and an update on how they turned out.
    Leek

    SAVING ONE DOG may not change the world,
    but it CHANGES THE WORLD for that one dog.
    American Brittany Rescue always needs foster homes. Please think about helping that one dog. http://www.americanbrittanyrescue.org
  • Post #83 - December 5th, 2010, 12:49 pm
    Post #83 - December 5th, 2010, 12:49 pm Post #83 - December 5th, 2010, 12:49 pm
    please dont worry, anyone, about having extra cookies for me. i'm coming for the good company. i won't turn down a stray cookie to eat, but i'm not expecting to go home with any. i did make curry-cardomom cookies. i think i've got about 8/person, plus some to eat. see you all soon. joan
  • Post #84 - December 5th, 2010, 1:50 pm
    Post #84 - December 5th, 2010, 1:50 pm Post #84 - December 5th, 2010, 1:50 pm
    justjoan wrote:please dont worry, anyone, about having extra cookies for me. i'm coming for the good company. i won't turn down a stray cookie to eat, but i'm not expecting to go home with any. i did make curry-cardomom cookies. i think i've got about 8/person, plus some to eat. see you all soon. joan



    Pictures please and the recipe. Cardomom is a new found love, along with celery root for 2010. :)
    Ava-"If you get down and out, just get in the kitchen and bake a cake."- Jean Strickland

    Horto In Urbs- Falling in love with Urban Vegetable Gardening
  • Post #85 - December 5th, 2010, 7:12 pm
    Post #85 - December 5th, 2010, 7:12 pm Post #85 - December 5th, 2010, 7:12 pm
    Cookie Monster - Thank you for your hospitality. The stuffed cabbage and vegan sourdough were delicious!

    Here are the links to my cookie recipe that I had absentmindedly left at home.
    Orange Sable + Chocolate-Espresso = Neapolitan Cookies

    Below is a collage of today's cookies. I somehow missed Jyoti's cookie name & description. Sorry

    Image

    Row 1: Sicilian Pistachio Bars, Chocolate Chunkers, Almond Lace Cookies
    Row 2: Mexican Wedding Cookies, Jyoti's _______ Cookies, Venetians
    Row 3: Caramel Heavenlies, Canadian Butter Tarts, Neapolitans
    Row 4: Honey Cookies, White Velvet Cookies, Peanut Butter Blossoms, Chewy Brownie Cookies, Curry-Cardamom Cookies
  • Post #86 - December 5th, 2010, 8:13 pm
    Post #86 - December 5th, 2010, 8:13 pm Post #86 - December 5th, 2010, 8:13 pm
    Everything looks wonderful. I would have loved to attend, but too many family obilgations this year.
    Ms. Ingie
    Life is too short, why skip dessert?
  • Post #87 - December 5th, 2010, 11:02 pm
    Post #87 - December 5th, 2010, 11:02 pm Post #87 - December 5th, 2010, 11:02 pm
    Another lovely cookie exchange. Thank you Dobra for hosting, and for the delicious cabbage rolls and bread.
    Jyoti
    A meal, with bread and wine, shared with friends and family is among the most essential and important of all human rituals.
    Ruhlman
  • Post #88 - December 6th, 2010, 10:39 am
    Post #88 - December 6th, 2010, 10:39 am Post #88 - December 6th, 2010, 10:39 am
    So fun to spend the afternoon with you all.
    Thank you Dobra for being such a gracious hostess as always-
    such a pleasant surprise to see your beautiful daughters...

    Sorry to have forgotten my recipe, here it is: (adapted from http://www.midwestliving.com/recipe/coo ... eavenlies/)
    Caramel Heavenlies
    Ingredients
    • 12 graham cracker rectangles (or as many as fir in your cookie sheet)
    • 2 1/2 cups tiny marshmallows
    • 3/4 cup butter, cut up
    • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
    • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
    • 1 tsp. vanilla
    • 1 cup sliced almonds
    • 1 cup flaked coconut
    Directions
    1. Line a 1 inch deep cookie sheet with heavy duty foil and spray with non-stick spray. Arrange graham crackers in a single layer in the pan. Lift edges of foil at the edges of crackers if not the same as the edge of pan. Sprinkle with marshmallows.
    2. In a medium saucepan combine butter and brown sugar; cook over medium heat until sugar is completely dissolved, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Stir in cinnamon and vanilla. Spoon over the graham crackers, spreading evenly. Sprinkle with almonds and coconut.
    3. Bake in a 350 degree F oven about 13 minutes or until lightly browned.
    4. After about 5 min, use foil or parchment to lift uncut bars from pan, and place on a thick bed of newspaper. While warm, cut into 3-inch squares; cut each square in half diagonally.
    5. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 1 week, or freeze.
    Makes about 48 (4 dozen) cookies.
    "If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home."
    ~James Michener
  • Post #89 - December 6th, 2010, 3:26 pm
    Post #89 - December 6th, 2010, 3:26 pm Post #89 - December 6th, 2010, 3:26 pm
    Let me add my thanks to Dobra for hosting the cookie exchange again and to all my fellow cookie bakers for their delicious treats. Here is the link to the recipe for the Sicilian Pistachio Bars.

    Sicilian Pistachio Bars
  • Post #90 - December 7th, 2010, 7:54 pm
    Post #90 - December 7th, 2010, 7:54 pm Post #90 - December 7th, 2010, 7:54 pm
    I want to thank all my guests. This was by far the most fun cookie exchange and the cookies were all extremely delicious everyone outdid themselves.
    I want to say that I have not enjoyed cookies as much as this year.
    My daughters are in cookie heaven.
    Denise left her cookie carrier in my house.
    Thank you all for coming and making it another wonderful event!
    Cookie Monster

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