Tuesday, October 18, 2011

making cookies

I love making cookies. I love the measuring and the mixing and the dropping by spoonfuls in rows on the shiny cookie sheet. I love the different textures: the fine grains of the white sugar, the moist chunkiness of the brown, the dusty connection of the flour, and the creamy smoothness of the butter. I love the different smells: the Christmas-season scent of vanilla, the exotic aroma of cinnamon, and the romance of  chocolate. I love, love, love the results! I love the sweet-smelling house, warm and cozy. I love that everyone comes into the kitchen to taste and talk. I love the happy faces, the chubby cheeks smeared with chocolate, and mouths talking rapidly while hands wave half-eaten cookies as punctuation. 

4 comments:

  1. Yum! Me too, only lately it's been pumpkin bread, the fall sweet.

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  2. Mmmmmm, if I had time I'd be baking too. Maybe this weekend I will have a little extra time, you've put me in the cookie mood.

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  3. I've been making pumpkin pies almost every other day - I love pie - and I know what you mean about that cozy autumn feeling that comes with baking.

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