Throwing stuff at the internet to see what sticks
Saturday, October 02, 2004 Tossing Cookies
Trash and I are both grateful and touched by those of you who have already visited our baby registry. Wonderful stuff started arriving yesterday, and we’re both thrilled. Isn’t the Internet great? I’m pretty sure we never got gifts from people in Australia before it came along.
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Speaking of the Internet, we’re going to attempt to harness its power in another way this month.
Last year I told you about Trash’s annual cookie*-baking bacchanalia with our friend Blaine. They’re doing it again this year, of course. Naturally it’ll be at our house this year, because we’re very likely to be responsible for a weeks-old human by then. And having someone else on hand to taste the cookies will certainly come in handy. Our palates get worn out after a couple of hours, so it’s going to be nice to be able to rely on M. Tiny to tell us that the snickerdoodle batter needs a little more cream of tartar.
The thing is that after all these years, Trash and Blaine have never found a sugar cookie recipe they’re really happy with. They all come out dry or gooey or flavorless or brittle or Marxist, and that’s no good.
This is where you come in.
Trash and Blaine want the best sugar cookie recipe out there. That’s why they’re holding a contest. Through me.
Here’s how it works: e-mail me with your recipe by October 31. Don’t post it in the comments. If you can explain what’s great about your recipe, include that information as well, because Trash and Blaine aren’t going to have time to test-bake all of them. Trash and Blaine will be the sole judges and their decision is final. Recipes taken verbatim from the Betty Crocker Cookbook or The Joy of Cooking will not be disqualified. They’ll just lose, because believe me, they’ve been tried.
Prizes? Of course there are prizes. First prize is a Velcrometer t-shirt. Second prize is two Velcrometer t-shirts.
Actually, that’s not true. Here are the actual prizes:
Third prize: A small collection of Velcrometer button-magnets, featuring the old Velcrometer logo. Suitable for refrigerators, metal bulletin boards, and your computer tower.
Second prize: A hand-crocheted scarf made by Trash herself. It’s also possible that I will have helped by chasing the cats away and untangling the yarn when it gets knotted.
First prize: What else? A selection of cookies! Including sugar cookies made with the very best recipe they receive.
I’m adding a permanent link to this entry in the sidebar, in case your quest for the perfect sugar cookie recipe takes you around the globe and time is short when you return.
No purchase necessary, void where prohibited, blah, blah, blah.
Today’s best search phrase: “Anal fetch club.” Um, what kind of club? The kind you join, or the kind you fetch?
* Biscuits, if you live in Australia.
posted by M. Giant 11:47 AM 4 comments
Does Trash want these to be sugar cookies which can withstand cutting, shaping, and rerolling the scraps, or merely festive bloblike circular sugar cookies?
Re: Anal Fetch Club. Our baby's new favorite book is Hop on Pop. One frame is "Pat on Bat". My husband G. Grod and I both think it is a disturbing image that could just as easily illustrate Anal Fetch Club. Check it out if you don't believe me.
"M. Tiny" makes me smile and maybe even squeal a little.
I skim a lot of blogs, and so far yours is in the Top 3 of my list of favorites. I'm going to dive in and try my hand at it, so wish me luck.