Saturday, 3 March 2012

"Surprisingly Refreshing"

"It's not every day that you bite into a biscuit and feel refreshed."

That's what my friend's husband said about the cookies we baked today. 

Let me start from the beginning... no wait, that will take too long.  Let me start from a beginning.

I had a "play date" with my sister, brother-in-law, nephew and friends Mara and Andrew.  We 3 women figured we'd do something fun whilst we sent the boys (well, we kept the toddler with us) off to play with their cameras.

Lois was in the middle of making some bathtub crayons (really, soap with food colouring added), and she was using Mint and Lavender to scent them.  The mint tones down the "girly-ness" of the lavender.  It was really smelling delicious, so I thought... I bet that would be a great sugar cookie flavour!

Presto, our afternoon's activity, sorted.

This was the recipe we used.

We didn't have any of the fresh stuff, though, so we just used lavender essence and peppermint oil we had on hand.  Worked great.  (Note: We decided it was a little too much cornstarch.)  Also, we didn't add the lemon flavour to the dough.  When we originally thought of it, we didn't think we wanted the Lemon flavour.

Once the cookies came out of the oven, we had a little taste, and realised, the Lemon would have been a smash hit, so we added a Lemon Drizzle topping.  Just a bit of powdered sugar mixed with lemon juice.

The results?  Andrew's assessment was the best, "Surprisingly Refreshing.  It's not everyday that you bite into a biscuit and feel refreshed."  They were a total hit!

Thanks, Andrew, for taking the photo!


Emily said...

Adele! I'm happy you're posting on your blog again. I have been missing you and your excellent stories. Where are you now? Did you know we are moving back to Provo? For we are. I am excited to see you! :) (And the Jeep a tiny bit, but don't worry, I won't try to steal it back from you unless you don't want it anymore...haha)

And for the record, I have not yet heard the word 'profiteroles' and Tinoa hasn't heard of that word before either, so apparently that bit of Britishness hasn't reached the Kiwis yet. In fact, just the other day at the grocery store I noticed in the freezer section a package of "cream puffs." Pity. Profiteroles is a cool word.

Adele said...

LOL! I'm trying! I kind of got bogged down in various things over the past year. But I'm starting to find my feet again.

Yes, I do know you're coming "home". I'm teaching at BYU still, so LoriAnne and I gossip about you all the time ;)

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