Posted by cyberpunkjunk
It is Dr. Malibu’s birthday this week (I mention week because every week starting in mid November it’s someone’s birthday in my immediate family).
Dr. Malibu is not a fan of the traditional birthday cake with lighted candles. But he IS a fan of cherry pie. After four years of knowing him and him knowing that I’m a baker – he finally put a request in for a pie for Thanksgiving. Cherry Pie.
So when he held a little impromptu gathering for his birthday at the Boneyard Bistro – I made him this.
In between the birthdays celebrations I have to squeeze in baking for the annual Cookie Exchange held as Ms. Pahukoa’s house next weekend. The pressure is ON this year.
Every year I bake the same cookie – gingerbread. Martha Stewarts Gingerbread recipe. In the past I’ve made snow flakes, reindeer and Santa’s sleigh, Christmas trees and other designs.
But what to do this year?
These cookies are a lot of work. It takes me a full week to bake enough cookies for 20 – 30 guests.
And I like BIG cookies which means a LOT of cookie dough.
To get a head start – I measured out all the ingredients for three batches – flour, baking soda and baking powder into 3 super-sized Tupperware containers.
Then I measured out all the spices into 3 smaller Ziploc containers.
The pantry was checked to ensure I had all the other ingredients – eggs, molasses and butter.
Ready. Now all I have to do is mix and bake and bake and bake and then decorate, decorate, decorate.
I’m enlisting Thing 2.